It is not that women are more adventuresome necessarily or that they take more risks with their lives. That is intuitively not correct. Women tend to be much more conservative than men in their approach to just about everything. Nonetheless, they are the targets of violence so much more often than men that it makes you wonder.
In this article we are going to outline some safety tips for women for their personal protection and personal safety. These tips, if followed, will help prevent an assault in the vast majority of cases.
Develop a sense of awareness. If you are in a parking lot, for example, where many assaults on women occur pay attention to your surroundings. Be leery of strangers approaching you. An inordinate number of assaults occur in parking lots because women are distracted by a variety of issues.
Avoid areas where lighting is bad to include stairwells in office buildings and apartment complexes. Parking lots can also fall into that category. It’s great that you want to get some exercise, but a stairwell can be a dangerous place.
If you are assaulted, learn how to fight dirty. There are no points for style. When you’re fighting for your life, an eye gouge or a kick to the groin is not pretty, but all that matters is that you get away from an assailant.
Carry and know how to use a self-defense product. Whether it’s a panic alarm, stun gun, pepper spray or baton, they all have their place and are all effective at providing personal safety and personal protection. Self-defense products can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes allowing you time to escape a dangerous situation.
Respond quickly to an attack. The outcome of an assault is frequently decided in the first 10 seconds. When you respond to an assault, do so quickly and forcefully. Believe it or not, practicing how to react to an emergency assault situation can mean the difference of five or ten seconds. For example, you don’t want to learn how to work your stun gun when somebody’s got his arm around your neck.
Avoid looking like a victim. There is a reason why some women are attacked and others are not. Assailants seem to have a sense of who is vulnerable by looking at their body language.
Trust your instincts. Women have an amazing instinctual sense of danger. Learn how to trust those feelings and react appropriately.
If you follow these safety tips that are especially for women, you will go a long ways towards enhancing your personal safety and personal protection.