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[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Just one thing to add. If you're getting raped or whatever, inserting your fingers deeply into their eye sockets and seeing what you can find can be very distracting. What I'm saying is, rip their eyeballs out of their head and blind them.

[–] midnightblue1335 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

That sounds like a great idea on paper. But how many serial killers/serial rapists are missing eyeballs? How often do murder/rape victims manage to gouge the eyeball out of their attacker? Maybe a couple times this was successful, but don't you think almost every person attempts to gouge eyes while they're being strangled to death?

My point is eye gouging isn't nearly as effective as you make it seem. Same with kicking a man in the nuts- it CAN be devastating, it's worth trying if you have no other options, but it is a VERY UNRELIABLE technique. It's very hard to poke someone in the eyeball if they really don't want you to poke them in the eyeball. It also becomes more and more difficult to use such a technique after you've been headbutted/punched in the jaw a few times.

I just want everyone to be aware that there is no one "magical technique" that will instantly stop a resisting attacker. The only truly reliable defense against someone who is bigger and stronger than you (or has the advantage of surprise- usually criminals have this advantage) is a weapon, usually a gun. Secondarily, MARTIAL ARTS training (specifically GRAPPLING) is the second most reliable set of skills a person can have. All women should learn some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it's essentially made for smaller, weaker individuals to control larger, stronger attackers while being energy efficient.

Stay safe out there. Don't get too secure in the notion that "If I'm ever attacked, all I've gotta do is gouge eyeballs/squeeze nuts". Being too reliant on any one skillset/tool is a recipe for disaster.

[–] NoTrueScotsman 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I would like to add situational awareness to the list. People don't tend to pay attention to their surroundings in public, and it's really hard to stop a threat or escape from it if you don't know it's there.

[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

All women should learn some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it's essentially made for smaller, weaker individuals to control larger, stronger attackers while being energy efficient.

The guard position is also the missionary rape position(SFW), so if women knew basic ju jitsu they'd have the advantage.

[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

don't you think almost every person attempts to gouge eyes while they're being strangled to death?

No, I think (with no research) that people are often too squeamish even then. But I do agree with the rest of your points. However, lacking everything you bring up, as most people do, fingers rammed into the eyes with the intention of removing or destroying them is worth a shot. (if you get the opportunity)

[–] vladtep 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The only problem is that learning BJJ turns women into whores...or crazy whores are drawn to BJJ, not sure which.

Best bet is to carry a gun or stay inside.

[–] alphasnail 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Yeah that's the way to go. You can permanently disfigure someone's eyes with only moderate strength. Good to be aware of.

[–] recon_johnny 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Hard to soft.

Easy to do.

Hit with something hard, like a fist, knuckle, or weapon, etc....to something soft....like a throat, or eyes. Get in there and scoop it out...good times.

[–] ethtirlomalral 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I feel like anything less than a gun is not good enough for women to defend themselves. Rape is a particularly violent kind of offense. Macing a thief will probably send him running because it’s not worth the trouble - he’s after goods, not you. Path of least resistance. Rape is all about resistance, and power, and submission. The rapist is expecting you to put up a fight, and for him to win. Non lethal measures are going to disable the rapist only momentarily, if they work successfully, and if they don’t, they could send the rapist into a blind rage and probably get the girl killed.

When they came up with that barbed vaginal insert that women could use as an anti-rape device, I thought it was a great way to enrage the rapist. The only pro is that after he’s killed the woman, he has to turn himself in to get it surgically removed.

[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

First defense is not getting in that situation in the first place. But then you have to use your judgement as to whether you'd just enrage your attacker, or whether you could plausibly pull off a defense. If you think you're going to end up dead, it's probably worth trying to do some damage.

This is a whole topic that can't really be covered in a comment.

[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Put something in their eye? But what if they see it coming?

[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Wait until they look away? Probably not the thing for a clumsy person, or all situations, but if you've got nothing else, it's worth a shot. There's all kinds of training for dealing with attackers, but the average person has none of that. And ideally, one would fail The Interview (five stages of violent crime) stage in the first place.