This post is going to be a little different from the others in SOFREP’s Women’s Self Defense series. Namely, this post will deal with some of the laws of last resort and some of the brutal realities associated with a woman who is confronted with sexual assault. This isn’t going to be pretty, so fair warning, because the crime itself is an ugly thing. However, I feel I owe our readers honesty and integrity. There are so-called “women’s self defense” experts out there who tell women to comply with their attacker because otherwise he might hurt them. These people are criminally negligent and do a huge disservice to those who may have to fend of an attacker.
It’s your life and you only get one. Once someone initiates violence against you the gloves come off. Whatever you do to repel that attack becomes justified and a woman is no longer obligated to follow the traditional laws of society. You don’t have to be nice, you don’t have to be proper, all you have to do is survive.
My take on Sarah Brady and her ilk: they are anti-woman. Here is why, a woman’s best chance at defending herself against a rapist is to pull a gun and shoot his ass dead. That’s the bottom line. A lot of women’s self defense tactics and techniques involve various forms of hand to hand combat, some more effective than others. Having a technique, even a bad one, is better than no technique at all but the fact is that when a woman is faced with an attacker twice her body weight a lot of those kung-fu chops are going to be ineffective. A woman’s best chance at surviving this type of encounter is the effective use of a handgun.