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22 year old girl from somewhere near Sydney, Australia. I spend my days working as a wholesale travel consultant & daydreaming. I love to read, I love creative writing, I love storms, mangoes, fireworks & bubbles. I am socially awkward to the extreme, but chatty with the people I know well and love best. Still kind of figuring out what I want in life; making it day by day and hoping it will all make sense eventually!

captainstormwind:

the truth is out there.

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studip:

do u ever come across some people who are just SO wrong that you cant even argue with them because the sheer amount of bullshit they are spewing is overwhelming

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nedahoyin:

toneyspeaksloud:

Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.

While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.

The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.)  While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself.  Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self.  And THAT is a huge problem.  Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening.  She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.

And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it.  It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.

#reblog again

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destielandcockles:

mouss-e:

somepinkfluffy-dinosaur:

‎”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this!
  It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such asituation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.6] Number three is public restrooms.7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.———————————————————————————————————————————-POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.
 2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow andarmpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told ourinstructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without usingmuch pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feellittle silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.——————————————————————————————————————————-FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/orpurse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE. 
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may behiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.) 
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.  
Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.
 REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOWATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this. 

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT REBLOGGING THIS! IT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.

seriously guys, I googled “through a rapists’s eyes” and the Snopes article was the first result. It literally took me 10 seconds. This post is actually a compilation of two different chain emails (here’s the second one) that have been going around for years, and contains some problematic tips/false statistics. Allow me to paraphrase/quote the relevant points from both Snopes articles (see the articles for sources/more info)
First suspicious thing about this post: there’s no info about the study/interviewer, no name, nothing. Where’s the sources??
People in law enforcement have never noticed a trend in hair styles or general appearance of rape victims.
Statistics in studies don’t support the grocery stores or parking lots being the most unsafe places. Any place that’s heavily frequented by foot traffic is way less likely to be chosen by a rapist, and likewise a badly-lit, less-frequented place will be favored.
According to 1995 DOJ stats, weapons were used in 30% of all rapes. Fighting an armed attacked while you’re unarmed is unwise.
“If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.”   This is assuming you can predict the reaction an attacker will have to you fighting back:
Generally speaking, rapists fall into 3 motivational types: anger, power, and sadism. The angry ones are getting even for some wrong they feel has been done to them by the victim or by life in general. Their attack is usually impulsive and unpremeditated, but violent. An angry attacker might be discouraged by a potential victim who yells or puts up a struggle since the attack is unplanned and they may change their mind given resistance. However, their rage might be fed by resistance, making it worse. The attackers motivated by power are assaulting people as a form of compensation for being unsure of their competence. Sexual assault gives them a sense of mastery and control. They usually hunt for victims or seize opportunities that present themselves. They’re unlikely to be discouraged by resistance because their whole self-image is wrapped up in their attempt to prove mastery. Someone fighting off an attacker like this better do a damn good job cause you could end up fighting for your life. The sadistic type of rape is “eroticized aggression perpetrated by those whom the act of forcible sex excites in ways that consensual sex can’t”. A sadistic rapist is interested in inflicting pain and lasting harm. Any acts of aggression from the victim could add to the attacker’s enjoyment, prompting them to more depravity in order to provoke more resistance.
The elbow is NOT the strongest point on your body - that would be the knee. If you happen to have an arm free to whack your attacker in the face with your elbow, will it be hard enough to incapacitate them? If not, what next? Will they be down long enough for you to get away? If they have a weapon will they still be able to use it?
The tip about throwing your purse/wallet is very situational. If someone is truly more interested in your money than you, they’ll grab your crap and run instead of staying to hurt you when it doesn’t benefit them. If you deliberately toss your wallet aside, your attacker could perceive it as disrespect or non-cooperation and be provoked into attacking you. And if they do intend to hurt you, throwing your purse rids you of a potential defensive weapon.
The tail lights of most modern cars are not accessible from the trunk, assuming the unlikely situation that you have been put in the trunk of a car AND your arms and feet are unbound, which is unlikely. Better to look for the glow-in-the-dark trunk release tabs put into most newer vehicles. Also, you could try feeling around for a knob or lever to push down the back seat and get out that way.
There is no one right answer to the question of fighting back or not. One particular rapist might run away if you fight, whereas another one might kill you for it. Not all rapists can be overcome.
The best defense to an attempted rape is to not be there for it to happen - avoid dangerous situations or run like hell if you end up in one. Escaping your attacker is a wiser decision than trying to fight them.
Crashing your car in order to escape may not work if they’re in the passenger seat - they will also have an air bag. Getting untangled from a deployed airbag isn’t easy or fast, so this may not work as an escape method.
Most serial killers don’t grab women from parking lots and chuck them in vans; they hunt for victims according to their own personal rituals. Some drive around looking for hitchhikers, or seek solitary travelers at rest stops, or go after late night gas station and corner store clerks, or troll areas frequented by sex workers, or break into houses they previously saw their intended victim enter, or place ads in newspapers luring victims in with deals or job offers, or hang around lonely spots with personal meaning to them. Each serial killer has their own method of finding victims and it’s unique to that killer.
Someone looking for a victim at a mall is rather unlikely to be doing so by waiting patiently inside their car for whoever is parked beside them to come back. They could be left there waiting for hours only to find their intended victim coming back with three friends or coming back when there’s tons of other people around.
Elevators are better trafficked and more public than stairwells but still pose a risk because they don’t allow for escape - once the doors close, you’re stuck there until they open again. Don’t get into an elevator if you’re at all unsure of the people in it or the people waiting to get into it. If you’re unsure, wait for the next car.
The bit about a shooter hitting a running target only 4 in 100 times has no statistical backing. Someone wielding a gun in close proximity to you likely has a greater chance to hit you than 1 in 25. And even if it’s not in a “vital organ”, getting shot anywhere is likely to cause enough pain and damage to severely hamper your escape attempt.
Ted Bundy didn’t always pose as someone in need of help. While he did do so sometimes, he was intelligent and charming with well-honed people skills and varied his mode of getting victims.
Good advice from this post: stay aware of your surroundings. Those looking to prey upon others usually choose those who appear preoccupied or tentative over those who exude a sense of purpose. Keep your head up and look around when approaching your car. Be aware to the presence of others when taking the stairs alone and exit onto the nearest floor if unsure about someone’s behavior. Don’t use a stairwell alone if the doors lock behind you, preventing you from exiting anywhere but at the ground floor.
Also good advice is looking inside your car (especially the back seat) before getting in to make sure no one is hiding in there, and driving away immediately after getting into your car. Another good habit to get into is locking your car door immediately upon getting in.
More good advice from here: keeping in mind that people aren’t always what they appear to be. Again, stay alert. When you’re around strangers, allow for the possibility of being deceived rather than let yourself be lulled into a false sense of security by the other person’s apparent limitations.

destielandcockles:

mouss-e:

somepinkfluffy-dinosaur:

‎”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this!

  
It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a
situation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…

FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:



1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.
They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

———————————————————————————————————————————-

POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:


1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:
can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

 
2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would 
not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and
armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using
much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel
little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

——————————————————————————————————————————-

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….

I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.


1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.
 

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be
hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .
b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
 

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
  

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.


If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.

 
REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOW
ATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.
So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT REBLOGGING THIS! IT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.

seriously guys, I googled “through a rapists’s eyes” and the Snopes article was the first result. It literally took me 10 seconds. This post is actually a compilation of two different chain emails (here’s the second one) that have been going around for years, and contains some problematic tips/false statistics. Allow me to paraphrase/quote the relevant points from both Snopes articles (see the articles for sources/more info)

  • First suspicious thing about this post: there’s no info about the study/interviewer, no name, nothing. Where’s the sources??
  • People in law enforcement have never noticed a trend in hair styles or general appearance of rape victims.
  • Statistics in studies don’t support the grocery stores or parking lots being the most unsafe places. Any place that’s heavily frequented by foot traffic is way less likely to be chosen by a rapist, and likewise a badly-lit, less-frequented place will be favored.
  • According to 1995 DOJ stats, weapons were used in 30% of all rapes. Fighting an armed attacked while you’re unarmed is unwise.
  • If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.”   This is assuming you can predict the reaction an attacker will have to you fighting back:
  • Generally speaking, rapists fall into 3 motivational types: anger, power, and sadism. The angry ones are getting even for some wrong they feel has been done to them by the victim or by life in general. Their attack is usually impulsive and unpremeditated, but violent. An angry attacker might be discouraged by a potential victim who yells or puts up a struggle since the attack is unplanned and they may change their mind given resistance. However, their rage might be fed by resistance, making it worse. The attackers motivated by power are assaulting people as a form of compensation for being unsure of their competence. Sexual assault gives them a sense of mastery and control. They usually hunt for victims or seize opportunities that present themselves. They’re unlikely to be discouraged by resistance because their whole self-image is wrapped up in their attempt to prove mastery. Someone fighting off an attacker like this better do a damn good job cause you could end up fighting for your life. The sadistic type of rape is “eroticized aggression perpetrated by those whom the act of forcible sex excites in ways that consensual sex can’t”. A sadistic rapist is interested in inflicting pain and lasting harm. Any acts of aggression from the victim could add to the attacker’s enjoyment, prompting them to more depravity in order to provoke more resistance.
  • The elbow is NOT the strongest point on your body - that would be the knee. If you happen to have an arm free to whack your attacker in the face with your elbow, will it be hard enough to incapacitate them? If not, what next? Will they be down long enough for you to get away? If they have a weapon will they still be able to use it?
  • The tip about throwing your purse/wallet is very situational. If someone is truly more interested in your money than you, they’ll grab your crap and run instead of staying to hurt you when it doesn’t benefit them. If you deliberately toss your wallet aside, your attacker could perceive it as disrespect or non-cooperation and be provoked into attacking you. And if they do intend to hurt you, throwing your purse rids you of a potential defensive weapon.
  • The tail lights of most modern cars are not accessible from the trunk, assuming the unlikely situation that you have been put in the trunk of a car AND your arms and feet are unbound, which is unlikely. Better to look for the glow-in-the-dark trunk release tabs put into most newer vehicles. Also, you could try feeling around for a knob or lever to push down the back seat and get out that way.
  • There is no one right answer to the question of fighting back or not. One particular rapist might run away if you fight, whereas another one might kill you for it. Not all rapists can be overcome.
  • The best defense to an attempted rape is to not be there for it to happen - avoid dangerous situations or run like hell if you end up in one. Escaping your attacker is a wiser decision than trying to fight them.
  • Crashing your car in order to escape may not work if they’re in the passenger seat - they will also have an air bag. Getting untangled from a deployed airbag isn’t easy or fast, so this may not work as an escape method.
  • Most serial killers don’t grab women from parking lots and chuck them in vans; they hunt for victims according to their own personal rituals. Some drive around looking for hitchhikers, or seek solitary travelers at rest stops, or go after late night gas station and corner store clerks, or troll areas frequented by sex workers, or break into houses they previously saw their intended victim enter, or place ads in newspapers luring victims in with deals or job offers, or hang around lonely spots with personal meaning to them. Each serial killer has their own method of finding victims and it’s unique to that killer.
  • Someone looking for a victim at a mall is rather unlikely to be doing so by waiting patiently inside their car for whoever is parked beside them to come back. They could be left there waiting for hours only to find their intended victim coming back with three friends or coming back when there’s tons of other people around.
  • Elevators are better trafficked and more public than stairwells but still pose a risk because they don’t allow for escape - once the doors close, you’re stuck there until they open again. Don’t get into an elevator if you’re at all unsure of the people in it or the people waiting to get into it. If you’re unsure, wait for the next car.
  • The bit about a shooter hitting a running target only 4 in 100 times has no statistical backing. Someone wielding a gun in close proximity to you likely has a greater chance to hit you than 1 in 25. And even if it’s not in a “vital organ”, getting shot anywhere is likely to cause enough pain and damage to severely hamper your escape attempt.
  • Ted Bundy didn’t always pose as someone in need of help. While he did do so sometimes, he was intelligent and charming with well-honed people skills and varied his mode of getting victims.
  • Good advice from this post: stay aware of your surroundings. Those looking to prey upon others usually choose those who appear preoccupied or tentative over those who exude a sense of purpose. Keep your head up and look around when approaching your car. Be aware to the presence of others when taking the stairs alone and exit onto the nearest floor if unsure about someone’s behavior. Don’t use a stairwell alone if the doors lock behind you, preventing you from exiting anywhere but at the ground floor.
  • Also good advice is looking inside your car (especially the back seat) before getting in to make sure no one is hiding in there, and driving away immediately after getting into your car. Another good habit to get into is locking your car door immediately upon getting in.
  • More good advice from here: keeping in mind that people aren’t always what they appear to be. Again, stay alert. When you’re around strangers, allow for the possibility of being deceived rather than let yourself be lulled into a false sense of security by the other person’s apparent limitations.

(Source: itssofluffy-im-gonna-die, via professorvonfakename)