Women have long been considered the weaker sex, much to the protestations of feminists everywhere. Unfortunately, this stereotype exists even today in the 21st century. Perhaps that’s why violent crimes against women are at an all-time high.
All women live with a certain level of risk for crime. In fact, a 21-year-old woman today has a 1 in 4 chance of having a violent crime committed against her. These crimes range from the shocking such as rape to simply intrusive like car jacking or purse snatching.
What’s even scarier is that often, the crimes committed against women happen in their own homes by a loved one like a husband or boyfriend. What a horrible feeling to have to worry about your safety and well being in the place where you should feel safest.
The answer to combating crimes against women isn’t as difficult as you might think. All women can benefit from self-defense hints and tips. Some just don’t see the need at all. But one victim gives the following to think about when considering whether or not you need to know at least a few self-defense measures.