Saturday, April 07, 2007

Illinois State Cops: How to Defend Yourself from Rape

Helpful? You be the judge.

"Use of a firearm to protect yourself or property is not recommended."

So what do you do?

"Since many attacks on women are not sexually motivated, and are designed to degrade and humiliate, talking your way out of it may be easier."

"There is documentation of assailants that left a would-be-victim alone after she told him that she was pregnant and it would kill her baby. "

"Telling an attacker that you have VD or AIDS can discourage him."

"It may sound disgusting, but putting your fingers into you (sic) throat and making yourself vomit usually gets results."

(I swear I am not making this up).

And if you do go for a weapon, by all means don't make it a 1911! Instead:

"nail file
rat tail comb
teasing brush
pens and pencils

I can see it: "Stay away, I have this comb and am prepared to use it."

"Freeze or I'll let you have it with this pencil."

Of course, the ultimate proof of the Illinois State Police's advice is whether a female ISP officer follows these prescriptions.

Any bets?

HT: Of Arms and the Law

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