No woman wants to be a victim, and yet the world can be a scary place sometimes, especially for women. As much as we want to ignore it, women are so often at risk, even in the United States where we consider ourselves so much safer than people in many other countries. FFL is devoted to empowering women. With that in mind, here are 5 steps that women can take to protect themselves from a variety of situations, whether that is robbery, assault, etc.
One crucial element to all safety is being educated about your surroundings, potential threats, potential solutions, et cetera. One of the most common cases where this is necessary is in a new environment, whether that be a new college campus, a new city, or a new country. The truth of the matter is that no two places are the same, especially in terms of crime and safety measures. You should always educate yourself. Check out local crime reports to see if there is a trend in your area, certain streets that seem to be more dangerous, or certain times of day that seem to be more prone to seeing criminal activity. No education will be perfectly complete, but even little steps can go a long way when safety is concerned.
2) Self-defense classes
Whether you consider yourself petite, curvy, strong, or weak, all women can benefit from self-defense classes. The fact of the matter is that our bodies are much different than mens. When we are faced with male attackers, we need to know how to take control of the situation and defend ourselves. Check out local self-defense classes offered by nearby shelters, libraries, or martial arts studios. A little training can go a long way. While we hope and pray you’ll never have to use what you learn, it is better to be safe than sorry.