Insider’s point of view-who are the RAPISTS’ target?

W forward this email to every women he knew. I figure it is worth to read since most English teachers I knew are female. Remember the news about a young female primary teacher attacked in a parking lot at school?

Through a Rapist’s Eyes (No Joke)

This is important information for females of ALL ages
. Guys – please forward to the
female members of your family and all your female friends and associates.

A group of rapists and date rapists in
prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here
are some interesting facts

1) The first thing men look for in a
potential victim is hairstyle
They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail,
bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed

They are also likely to go after a woman
with long hair
. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2) The second thing men look for
is clothing . They will
look for women who’s clothing is
easy to remove quickly .
Many of them carry scissors around specifically to cut clothing.

3) They also look for women on their
cell phone
, searching
through their purse
doing other activities while walking
because they are off
guard and can be easily overpowered.
4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between
5: 00a.m. and 8:30a.m.

5) The number one place women are
abducted from/attacked is grocery store parking lots
. Number
two is office parking lots/garages
Number three is public restrooms

6) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to another location
where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

7) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence
but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

8) If you put up any kind of a fight at
all, they get discouraged because
it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be

9) These men said they would not pick on
women who have umbrellas
, or other similar objects that can be
used from a distance, in their hands.

Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close
to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these
guys you’re not worth it.

10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on
a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question
, like what time is it, or make general small talk: "I can’t believe it
is so cold out here", "we’re in for a bad winter." Now you’ve seen their face and could identify them
in a line-up; you lose appeal as a target.

11) If someone is coming toward you , hold out your hands in front of you and yell STOP
Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed
that she would not be afraid to fight back
. Again, they are
looking for an EASY target.

12) If you carry pepper spray
(this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever
he goes,) yell I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

13) If someone grabs you ,
can’t beat them with strength but you can by outsmart ing them
. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm
(between the elbow
and armpit)
OR in the upper inner thigh VERY VERY HARD
. One woman in a class
this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying
to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out
muscle strands – the
guy needed stitches.

Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it hurts.

14) After the initial hit, always GO for
. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience
that if you slap a guy’s parts it is
extremely painful
. You might think that you’ll anger the guy
and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

15) When the guy puts his hands up to
, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as
possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible
instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my
knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings
, take someone with you if you can
and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts!!!

You may feel a little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy
really was trouble.


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