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[–] 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.

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[–] 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.

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[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Good point- I'd amend my previous statement by adding that situational awareness is the #1 most effective self-defense.

These days, people spend the vast majority of their time in public with their eyes DOWN, glued to their stupid fucking phones. You know how easy a target that makes for some thug looking for a victim to mug? Someone could be on top of you with a blade to your neck before you even realize there is a threat.

One thing violent criminals are on the lookout for when choosing a victim is "Does this person seem like they could be a problem for me to rob?" A 170 lbs. 5'10 man walking down a street with his neck bent down staring at his phone might look like an easy mark; that same man looking around, observing every person nearby, alert and focused might look like a much more difficult target, and thus be passed on by the would-be mugger.

Our ancient ancestors would be spinning in their graves to know how unaware of our surroundings we are in general.

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[–] 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.

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[–] 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)

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[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It is absolutely worth a shot if no other options are available; but if eye-gouging is your only option, you're probably fucked already. The more tools you have available, whether it's a physical object like a weapon, or an intangible like martial arts skills, the more likely you are to come out of an attack alive and victorious.

Here's a video illustrating how difficult it can be to gouge eyeballs, even when the attacker is literally right on top of you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7qImIKom10

Yeah, a lot of those positions in the video will likely only happen when there is a trained martial artist involved, but it's pretty illustrative of how difficult it can be to even come close to reaching the face of an attacker who is controlling you, even with unskilled grappling. Beyond what was shown, try this- squeeze your left eye shut as hard as you can. Poke at it. Feel how hard that is? Now imagine trying to hit the small target of an eyeball, with a finger, of a man who is thrashing his head from side to side, turning it, lifting and lowering it, all while squeezing the eye tightly.

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[–] 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.

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[–] Ocelot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Women shouldn't learn martial arts. It directly contrasts their feminine nature.