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 Self-Defense Tactics for Women
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While unpleasant to think about, potentially violent situations have become an unfortunate reality in today's society—particularly for women. Women are 10 times more likely than men to be assaulted. Three out of every four women in this country will be the victim of a robbery, rape, or other violent crime. In the majority of instances, the attackers are acquaintances, friends, husbands, or family members. Preparation may be your best defense. Learning simple tactics for how to avoid becoming the victim of a violent crime and how to defend yourself when approached by an attacker—whether a stranger or an acquaintance—can increase your chances of surviving an attack unscathed. It can also help bolster self-confidence and assertiveness, which helps women appear less vulnerable to potential attackers.

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