Safety tips for women.
The number of rape cases registered every where, even in most powerful countries is staggering. Not to forget that a number of cases go unregistered to. The appalling number just keeps on rising. Until the skewed view of the society towards women is changed, these instances of violence will keep on happening.
Therefore, it is compulsory that every woman knows how to protect herself. In these times when working late and taking office night cabs to home is normal, being well prepared in self defence is no longer an option.
1) Carry a pepper spray. There are lot of sites on how to make your own pepper spray at home. You can try that or buy one that is available in supermarket.
If not carry some basic items like umbrella, safety pins, torch or install the emergency app in your phone.
2) Learn self defence moves – Join a karate class, if not then learn about the weak spots of a human body. Use your elbows, hit the nose or temples, this would weaken the assailant and you could gain enough time to run or raise an alarm.
3) Try to avoid places which are notorious for unsocial activities. If you can’t avoid going to such places then always go in a group. Never venture alone. I am afraid this curbs down our freedom but the recent brutal attack on a young women leaves us no choice.
Published in: Do-It-Yourself