Kudos for fighting back: Victim did right biting off sexual assailant’s tongue...

Kudos for fighting back: Victim did right biting off sexual assailant’s tongue and avoiding rape

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My hat was off to this 33 year old woman who was sexually assaulted by a teenager by biting his tongue off. He got angry after a failed attempt to remove her shorts. She kicked him in the groin. After telling her she had to die, he stuck his tongue in her mouth.She bit clean through it because she heard it snap, throwing it on the kitchen floor. That was exactly what one was supposed to do when they were manhandled by an intruder.

Back before there were bomb threats and mass shootings made on college campuses, there were crimes like sexual assault and rape. Before graduating from one of the local colleges, the media warned everyone of a rapist attacking women. My sister and me attended a rape defense seminar given by a martial arts expert. One of the ways to defend themselves was to:

  1. Bite their lip or tongue off. It may not be nice, but they didn’t actually ask to be intimate
  2. A knee to the groin. No meant no, The victim was right to do that too, remember that he punched her in the face and wrestled her to the floor, saying she had to die.

If anything, she should be proud of herself. Not too many people survive an attacker who had a knife. They found it in the front yard By defending herself, she didn’t have to suffer the humiliation of a rape kit at the hospital or a trial describing the gruesome details of the assault. His attorney wouldn’t have to find holes in her story to discredit her testimony by saying she asked for it by wearing those shorts to bed. She did kick him between the legs to stop him.

Thankfully, nothing like this ever happened to me. A few years ago, there was a knock at my door before midnight. Something told me to stay in the house and not open the front door, not at that late hour and definitely not in my bathrobe. The male voice insisted on my opening the door, which was locked by me instead. After shouting that they were unknown by me, they walked away angrily speaking to the person on their cell phone. The next morning the management asked if everything was ok. It wwas probably someone who had the wrong apartment. After this incident, my door was locked.

Thankfully, the children that knocked on my door and ran did not have a weapon like the story’s assailant. They were just trying to annoy me. The group of five were friends with a previous neighbor, who tried stopping them, but failed. After the assistant manager had a discussion with them, they never returned to this complex.

Further reading:

7 Tips to Better Protect Yourself Against Sexual Violence

Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Sexual Assault

Defending Against A Sexual Assault – Apex Self Defense

Protect Yourself Against Sexual Assault on a Cruise Ship