The best advice to prevent rape should be given to men, and it is: if you see a woman alone in the street, leave her alone.
According to data from the Ministry of Interior, the number of sexual abuse and harassment in Spain has grown at an alarming rate in recent years. This dramatic reality reflects a basic problem in society, not a cluster of isolated cases.
For this reason, we must continue working to raise awareness and educate future generations about aggressive sexual behaviors. While we try to curb this scourge, we offer you 5 self defense techniques for womens.
It is very important to highlight this point: any woman should be free enough not to have to remember defense techniques. These 5 that we expose next are a mere example of how to defend oneself, not some obligatory movements that must be learned to the letter.
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5 Self Defense Techniques For Women
The first thing to consider is that it doesn’t matter how big the attacker is. Every person has weak or sensitive points, including the eyes, nose, throat, chest, knees, and genitals.
If you approach the front
If the aggressor is in front of you and surrounds you with his arms there are two things you can do. The first one is to hit your nose with your head. This will make him shocked and surround you with less force. Take the opportunity to escape and, if necessary, give a knee in the genitals.
If you are against a wall
If an attacker tries to immobilize a woman against the wall, supporting both hands, there are several things that the victim can do. In case you have enough space between you and him, prepare your fist in front of your stomach and tip a strong punch to your chin. This will cause you to back off and get knocked out long enough to escape.
If he takes you by the hand
If the attacker takes you from both hands, try to find the weakest point of his hands, which is usually where the thumb and forefinger meet. Turn your wrist describing a circle and make your way through this small hole with all your strength. When you have a free hand, you can hit one of its weak points, such as the nose or its genitals.
If he takes you by the side
If the aggressor approaches on one side and surrounds you with your arms, the best thing you can do is to hit his face and even his nose with his elbow. Then, hit your stomach with your elbow again and leave it out of play.
If he takes you from behind
In the event that you do not see the aggressor and he approaches you from behind, surrounding you with both arms, the first thing you should do is throw your head back sharply, hitting his nose or chin. If the aggressor is slightly shocked, take the opportunity to find his leg between yours and pull forward. This will cause it to fall dramatically and give you time to escape.
As we have pointed out before, we cannot offer advice on the type “do not go alone to public places” since it would restrict the freedom of women.
Instead, we must raise awareness among young people about sexist violence and prevent them from developing behaviors of this kind. Visit our homepage for more.