Beware of Danger...

By First Posted: Oct 27, 2007 Sat 10:30 AM Updated: Dec 7, 2007 Fri 12:26 AM

No matter how strong and independent we become, we shall always remain a vulnerable lot for the bad-bad world outside our protected homes. The rising crime rates flashing on our TV screens everyday are even more frightening

Different women assume different situations and causes, and thus, take up different precautionary and protective measures.

Recently, a group of rapists in a prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim. Their replies can really help us get prepared for the bad-bad world out there

The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women whose clothing can be removed quickly. Many of them carry scissors around specifically to cut clothing.

They also look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

Men are most likely to attack and rape in the early morning, between 5: 00a.m. and 8:30a.m.

The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to another location where they dont have to worry about getting caught.

If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isnt worth it because it will be time-consuming.

These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys youre not worth it.

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