A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:









Tips on how to stop the rapists

Through a rapist’s eyes


A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:


ü 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.


ü The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women whose clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.


ü 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.


ü The time of day men are most likely to attack and rape a woman is in the early morning, between 5 and 8:30 a.m.


ü The number one place women are abducted from/attacked at is grocery store parking lots. Number two is office parking lots/garages. Number three is public restrooms.


ü The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.


ü Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence, but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.


ü 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 isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.


ü 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 you’re not worth it.


ü Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk, “I can’t believe it is so cold out here,” “we’re in for a bad winter.” Now you’ve seen their face and could identify them in a line-up, you lose appeal as a target.


ü If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell “Stop or Stay back!” Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.


ü If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.


ü If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands – the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it hurts.


ü After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.


ü When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.


ü Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel a little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.





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Tips on how to stop the rapists

37 thoughts on “Tips on how to stop the rapists

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  9. Matrone Bell says:

    Reblogged this on Rambling and Other Nonsence.

  10. Matrone Bell says:

    I think the point in all of this is not to just let it happen. In any situation where your threatned with bodily harm you need to keep one thing in mind. If they take you to a second location, which is their goal THEY WILL HURT YOU, that being said it should be your goal to do everything in your power not to let that happen. You may, or may not get hurt if you face your attacker, but you most certainly will if you do nothing and go quietly

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  12. e says:

    The bit about time of day was a complete surprise!


    • Snehal Sahay says:

      I know, but its true, maybe. For at early hours, rarely people are there on the streets…but even at midnight, people are there. Moreover…people are more at caution at night than day(due to our prejudice). I have found it on Google, and heard it in many essays too…

  13. kizzylee says:

    Reblogged this on kizzylee and commented:
    important stuff

  14. I’ve read this before and it’s just as timely now. When will it end!!

  15. Easy Writing says:

    Another great piece. Your blog is addicting. Have a great day.

  16. sagedoyle says:

    Reblogged this on SageDoyle and commented:
    I’ve only reblogged one other post, but this one struck a chord because I’ve known rape victims personally, and I’ve also counseled them professionally. So I think this is important for as many women to read as possible.

  17. sagedoyle says:

    I’m going to reblog this, it’s very informative and offers more information than I’ve ever read. Thanks!

  18. soumyav says:

    good one snehal! and good Subh you found another one to support u

  19. manisha says:

    I have seen this list many times before and it mainly is a confession of serial rapists in USA. I don’t think it is relevant to first-time criminals or people who rape women know to them. Nevertheless, it is good to be alert when you are alone and carrying an umbrella is a good idea.

  20. Ok 🙂 i stand corrected

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