Oct 21, 2010

How Women Can Protect Themselves?

This post still relates with my previous post, about women’s safety and how important for us, women, to know how to protect ourselves. Women should know this information; it will only take a few minutes to read these tips; but it surely can save a woman’s life. I compile these tips from different sources.

Things to do in an emergency situation:

1. Increase your awareness to your surroundings; wherever you go.

2. Use your intuition. All people, especially women, have this gift. You should trust this power and use it as an early warning. Every time you feel not safe – with any person or situation- avoid it.

3. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: your elbow is the strongest point on your body. Use it to defend yourself, if you are close enough!

4. Tips from a tourist guide in New Orleans:
If a thief asks for your wallet or purse, don’t give it with your hand. Throw it away from you. The thief is more attracted to your wallet than you. It will give you a chance to run, as faster as you can, IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

5. Let’s say that the bad guy force you into the trunk of a car. Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving to attract other’s attention. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will. It may save life.

6. After shopping, eating, working, etc., women tend to enter their cars and just sit for a while (for writing, fixing make up, etc.) DON’T DO THIS, girls! The bad guys will have time watching you and this is the perfect chance for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. So, AS SOON AS YOU ENTER YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

If the bad guy is already in the car with a gun to your head, what can you do? DON’T DRIVE OFF. Instead, push down the gas and speed into anything, smashing the car. Your air bag and seat belt will save you. If the man is in the back seat, he will get the worst of it! As soon as the car crashes, out and run!

7. A few reminders about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage, especially when it’s a dark and quiet one:

Be aware and alert: look around you and look into your car. Check the passenger side floor, and the back seat.

If a big van is parked next to your car, enter your car from the passenger door. Most attackers pull the victims into their vans while the women are trying to get into their cars.

Watch the car parked on the driver’s side of your car, and also the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, it’s safer to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to accompany you.

8. If you’re alone, especially at night, always take the elevator instead of the stairs and lifts. If there’s no elevator, you should wait for other people to accompany you.

9. If the bad guy has a gun and you aren’t beneath his control, alwayas RUN. The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times. And even then, it most likely won’t be a vital organ. RUN, in a zig-zag pattern!

10. How to avoid home invasions? Never open your door unless you are convinced who’s on the other side or you can confirm that they have a valid reason for being there. Remember this, dressing up as a repair person or even police officer is one popular trick criminals.

In the occasion that a burglar breaks in while you’re home, you should have a safe room in your house to which you can move back. This room should be equipped with a strong door, deadbolt lock, phone (preferably cell phone), and a can of pepper spray or fire extinguisher. Wait there until the police come.

Image source :freebeautytips.org

4 komentar:

AstyNNS October 21, 2010  

*Knock the table* I hope never have the dangerous experiences like that, but the information is very useful, we can protect ourselves, tks Mbak Lina ;)

ito October 21, 2010  

are you write this according to your experience :) hehehe
i hope that never gonna happen to anybody :D

Bintang October 23, 2010  

good tricks n tips..thanks Lin for ur sharing

eden October 25, 2010  

Thank you for sharing this, Lin..

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