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1. Car park habits
Unlocking your car with the remote while still walking
towards it, is like picking fishes on the ground when the
shoreline recedes 500m. It's a disaster waiting to happen.
Unlock the car only when beside the car. To be safe, park
near traffic areas such as the escalator, lift lobby or
cashier counter. Don't talk on the phone as you walk
to your car or look for your keys while in the car park so
that you are more alert of your surroundings.
If you MUST carry a handbag, make sure it's slung facing
the pavement. It is also recommended to walk against the
direction of traffic so you can see incoming motorists and
lessen the risk of handbag snatch theft.
3. As Always, Seek Attention
Better to be called a drama queen than queen of the damned.
Holler Help! to attract attention and never underestimate
the power of a female voice. Throw a rock at a car window
and set off the alarm if you have to, in order to attract
attention to ward off a threat.
Always lock your car as soon as you enter. Thieves and
robbers prey on stationary cars that have open windows or
are unlocked. Be more careful at quiet petrol pumps,
highway rest stops, traffic lights and parking lots.
5. Wedgie It
Violent crimes against women happen in the best and worst
hotels around the world. Predators may come as a hotel
employee or push their way through an open door. As with
home safety, never open a door unless you're certain the
person on the other side is legitimate. Always carry a
door wedge/doorstop with you when you travel. Place it
at the door when you're in the room to prevent forceful
entry. You'll be surprise how much difference a piece
of rubber makes.
6. Escape from Men
Escape is always the best option when threatened. If a
predator wants you to follow him into the car, try not to
because he obviously wants to leave the scene for a reason.
If it's a robbery, throw your handbag one way while you run
the other. Remember, material things can be gained back
but you only live one life.
7. Tourist Trap
Try not to look like a tourist when traveling alone. Leave
jewelry at home including necklaces, flashy earrings or
valuables. A diamond-studded Rolex is good for a gala dinner
but when traveling, you only need to tell time with a simple
watch. Never tell people you are alone in the hotel room or
even when in the office.
8. Choose Not So Blind Dates?
If you're going on a new date, tell your friends or siblings
where you are going. Never say yes to quiet parks and his
home (no matter how innocent your/his excuse may be). And
yes, even the cutest guys are capable of rape. Say NO! loud
and clear when you're feeling uncomfortable. Whenever possible,
use your own transportation to and from a date.
9. Don't be nice
As women, we are always trying to be nice and helpful. It may
be the right thing to do when the world was a safer place to be
in, but in these times, STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed.
Remember, 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
when he abducted his next victim.
10. Sixth Sense
Listen to it! It may be wrong, but would you risk being right?
If you have a nagging thought of someone is following you, look
around and walk faster. Jogging at dusk with headphones on can
dull your senses, so try to use them only on the treadmill. If
you see signs on unauthorized entry at home or office, get out
and get help. You don't want to walk into a robbery.