Sexual Assault Can Be Prevented and Fought
Other Self Defense Mechanisms Include:
- Kubaton: This type of tool is used in many ways, mainly to attack the assailant through means of inflicting harm and providing time to escape.
- Pepper Spray: One of the most popular forms of self defense and easy to use. This is directed at the eyes with the intention of inflicting harm and impairing sight of the assailant providing time to escape.
Date Rape Nail Polish
The link below provides a solution that is still in its early stages of development, but has the potential to decrease sexual assault reports through detection of date rape drugs.
Helpful Tips That Can Decrease the Risk of Sexual Assault
Disclaimer: While it is not the victim's fault that sexual assault occurs, there are still some things that can be done on their part to reduce their chances of falling victim to this issue. Please know that our intentions are not to blame the victim.
- Follow the Buddy System: Always take a friend with you if you're in an unknown environment and stay together. If you accidentally get separate from your group of friends, always plan a spot to meet after, whether its the tree at the front, or back at the car, as long as you all know where it is.
- Be cautious of your drink at all times: If you are in an untrustworthy environment, get your own drink, make sure you crack the seal, and don't ever put your drink down.
- Make sure that your actions reflect your limits: Be conscious that the message you are sending is the message you want to send, whether positive or negative. Avoid sending mixed signals by aligning your actions (whether positive or negative) with your limits.
- Be aware of alcohol's effect on the body: It is completely understandable and okay to drink, just be aware of the effect alcohol can have on your decisions making. Drink responsibly.
- Trust your gut: If you have a bad feeling about a situation, leave immediately. When in doubt, leave it out.
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