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NCJ Number: 62949 Find in a Library
Title: FIGHTING BACK - A SELF-DEFENSE HANDBOOK
Author(s): S MCKINLEY; S GRAFF; E MCCRATE
Corporate Author: Women Against Rape
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Women Against Rape
Columbus, OH 43202
Sale Source: Women Against Rape
P.O. Box 02084
Columbus, OH 43202
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A WOMAN WITH CONFIDENCE AND BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF SELF DEFENSE CAN ENJOY THE FREEDOM OF LIVING ALONE, WALKING AT NIGHT, AND HITCHHIKING.
Abstract: BECAUSE WOMEN'S LACK OF SELF DEFENSE SKILLS HEIGHTENS THEIR FEAR OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT, THIS ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK PRODUCED BY A WOMEN'S COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP OFFERS SUGGESTIONS FOR WOMEN TO BETTER PROTECT THEMSELVES IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. SUGGESTIONS INCLUDE BECOMING AWARE OF SURROUNDINGS THAT OFFER EITHER DANGER OR SAFETY, AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO HIT AND HURT AN ATTACKER. HOME DEFENSE INSTRUCTIONS EMPHASIZE THE ADVISABILITY OF INSTALLING DEAD BOLT LOCKS, PEEPHOLES, SECURE WINDOWS, AND BURGLAR ALARMS OR ALTERNATIVES. HITCHIKERS ARE WARNED TO CHOOSE RIDES CAREFULLY, TO RIDE WITH ONLY ONE MAN, AND TO USE GAS STATIONS AND TRUCK STOPS AS PLACES TO GET RIDES. WOMEN SHOULD BE POLITE BUT FIRM IN CHOOSING A RIDE. CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING TECHNIQUES TO USE WITH OBNOXIOUS DRIVERS OR PERSONS ON THE STREET INCLUDE VERBAL CONFRONTATION. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Females; Personal Security/Self Protection; Rape; Residential security; Self concept; Self defense; Self defense training
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