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.

Conceal Carry

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.

I’m six feet tall and weigh 180 pounds.  If I had to fight another man who was twice my size the god’s honest truth is that if I get punched once or twice in the face then I’m probably going down for the count.

Be like Batwoman and have a few party favors in your utility belt

People like Sarah Brady who seek to put restrictions on the second amendment do a disservice to women everywhere by making them more vulnerable.  Learn how to safely and effectively carry a concealed handgun, get a permit, do carry it.  If a man tells you that you can’t handle a firearm, ever a larger caliber like a .45, go ahead and slap that monkey in the face.

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Law of Last Resort

Here is another tactic that I never hear the so-called experts talk about, probably because it’s unsettling.  If your defensive measures have failed, there are a few other fallback plans.

Fallback One: tell your attacker that you have AIDs or another Sexually Transmitted Disease.  This might be enough to make him think twice.  On the other hand, a rapist may very well already be carrying multiple diseases so this may not always work.

Fallback Two: shit and piss yourself.  Make yourself as unappealing a victim as possible.

Finally, I hate to be so graphic, but as I said, there are no rules when your life is on the line.  Don’t be afraid to use your teeth.  Biting off parts of the male anatomy is acceptable in these circumstances.

Conclusion

I’ve probably made some of your feel uncomfortable with this advice.  This wasn’t about fancy looking judo-throws that 99% of women don’t have a snow balls chance in hell of executing against somebody who weighs 250 pounds.  This was about some of the brutal realities that you could be facing during a sexual assault.  If I offended thousands of women with this post but help to save just one woman’s life than I’ll have no regrets.