Self-Defense for Women - Perceive your Environment
Perceive. Be Perceptive.
Most victims say, "It won't happen to me." We must first perceive that there is a possibility of danger. Then, we must follow the other three steps. It is never the fault of the victim in a crime for being a victim, however, it is best to safeguard against becoming a victim in the first place.
We need to be aware of our physical limitations. These limitations may be due to our health, physical environment (such as being on a plane), or that of our clothing and shoes. We also need to be aware of our surroundings, and see what objects may provide weapons either for us, or to be used against us.
Be aware of the perception that you leave others. If the attacker perceives that you are strong and confident, you are less likely to be a victim. A bully picks on the weak to be their victims. Keep your head up, eyes open wide, and have a strong and confident smile. Look at the person, without staring or a look of condescension.