Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Fighting back, the victim's interview
Yesterday I posted a story about a young lady that fought back and was injured, but drove away her attacker and survived. Fighting back is obviously a tactical decision and should be calculated based on your ability and the situation (then accomplished with immediate and remorseless violence). I was more than a little emotional at the time of the post and maybe I should have a "cooling off period" before I post, but it seemed generally well received. You'll understand after you see for yourself. This is the interview that got me so worked up. It is really worth the watch. I warn you it is pretty emotional and you can still hear the fear and pain in her voice. No one should be put through this. It's why I think women should most definitely take their self-defense seriously. It's not just your life at the time of the assault. It's your well-being, security and peace of mind afterwards. Attacks aren't over after the assault. They stay with you. If you are prepared to take action to defend yourself, that empowerment can ease your mental stress and recovery in the aftermath.