Self defense is important for women to deal with any situation which threatens their safety. Lots of myths have cropped up regarding self defense on the internet. Learn about the misconceptions surrounding women’s self defense in this infographic.
1. Self defense is about physical skills
You don't need physical skills in particular. Self defense is about identifying and dealing with dangerous situations.
2. Don't go alone
Its not always true and having a companion may not decrease the chances of robbery and assault.
3. Avoid dark areas
Crimes not only take place at night but also in the broad daylight. So what you need to avoid is a secluded place.
4. Your appearance makes you an easy target
Most women are not attacked because of their looks, but those who give the attackers the least struggle.
5. Shoot at the arm or leg
During a high-stress situation, it becomes very difficult to aim and shoot as the attackers make their move quickly.
6. Pepper spray
Sprays can have limitations and their effectiveness also depends on the wind and rain.
7. Fight the attacker
Fighting the attacker who is stronger than you can make you vulnerable to other attacks.
8. Attacker will disarm you
You should show your confidence in using your weapon.
9. Use noisemakers
Noisemakers can help in creating some distance but they can be easily destroyed by the attacker.
10. Hit the groin
Most men manage to deal with it.