Friday, January 30, 2015

I'm taking a poll

I heard a comment yesterday that made me simply cock my head and wonder, "Do people as a whole think what he just said?" No one was asking his opinion really. But now I am asking. 

In your opinion, how should a victim behave while being assaulted? Is there a right or wrong way to handle himeself/herself? Is there some skill that, if held by a victim, would stop an assault before it starts? 


  1. I would hope that I would fight. I would like to think I have some secret ninja skills that would thwart an attack. Yet I know history has proven me wrong more than once.

  2. A loaded question that I believe doesn't have a correct answer. I think the first thing they would do is survive, then try to figure out how to protect themselves in the future. During the assault I wouldn't say there is a right answer. Scream to hope to draw attention and the assailant would flee, kick-bite-fight, or try to remove yourself from there by mentally and go off to a happy place. None of these are right and none of these are wrong. How to survive the assault would depend on many things. As someone who hasn't been assaulted, I just know that whatever they chose to do, that is the right thing and after they survive the assault, then healing or justice seeking would be the next step


Let's start a conversation! I want to hear your thoughts.