Ladies what's something you do for personal safety that men probably never even think of? I only stay on the second floor or higher at a hotel.

Sep 17, 2021 · 4:10 PM UTC

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Replying to @ducgummybuns
I stay vigilant in my peripheral vision - like, I literally focus on everything around me at all times. I also walk quickly and with purpose, arms swinging confidently, and a look of intensity in my eyes as if to say, "I will use whatever force necessary to protect myself".
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My dad trained me when I was little that I was in a 20ft bubble and must know at all times what was happening in every direction inside that bubble. We'd go for walks and he'd walk behind me and I had to call out how far behind me he was and how his arms were positioned.
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Replying to @ducgummybuns
If I go on a walk alone, I make sure to wear bright/bold colors and or mismatched patterns. I want as many ppl as possible to see me in case I go missing. 😐
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I do this when I ride my bike! I Wear loud colors, tuck my sweat pants into my socks and wear a huge hat under my helmet. Not only does it make me visible but also makes me look odd. No one EVER bothers me on my bike anymore. Male bicyclist used to try to chat me up.
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Replying to @ducgummybuns
Full eye contact with anyone that might be a threat. It disarms them.
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As a survivor, I had no idea how important this was until I took a self defense class.
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Replying to @ducgummybuns
i’m with this, and imma dude. just more chance of getting robbed, having drunks trynna get in the wrong room, view of an alley with dumpsters… first floors are just rotten. though thankfully, i don’t have to worry about rape. if i was a woman, i’d probably be agoraphobic
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She clearly uses "Ladies" in her question. Why do you feel the need to respond?
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Replying to @ducgummybuns
Phone in bed with me. Bear spray on the bureau. Check the backseat. Don’t walk Doggo at the park after dark. Lock all doors as soon as I’m inside. Track all men near me. Don’t get in the elevator with a man alone in it.
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My sister was attacked in an elevator, same scenario. Because of this, I will step out of an elevator I am riding if it stops and a woman needs to get on. I'll wait for the next one or take the stairs from there. I don't want to cause anyone to feel unsafe.
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