How to: Defend Yourself

Imagine walking to your car after a night class. It is dark and the street lights offer minuscule security. You remember hearing things about not walking alone after dark and try to ignore the anxiety that shoots through your mind every time you pass a darkened doorway. Clutching your keys, you tell yourself, “I’m almost there. Just calm down.”

Suddenly you hear footsteps quietly not too far in the rear. You quicken your pace and repeat,

“Calm down. It’s just another student walking back from class.”

Then, without warning, you feel a hand clamp over your mouth and another hand tightly grip your arm. What do you do now?

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