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How Women Can Stop Being Taken Advantage Of

Women are seen by men as weaker. This is one reason why they will take advantage of women. There are things that women can do to avoid being taken advantage of though. Doing these things will not only help you stop being taken advantage of, but they may also help you feel more empowered.

The first thing you should is choose your battles wisely. Do not waste energy fighting a battle that you are doomed to loose. You need to know when to just walk away. That does not mean that you have to give in and give someone what they want, it simply means you need to know that it is okay to walk away sometimes, and you need to know when to do that walking away.

It's not that hard to say no

You also need to learn to be assertive, not cocky, but assertive. This will help to give you confidence. Someone who is looking to take advantage of a woman is going to look for one who has low self-esteem. These women come across as weaker, an easier target to take advantage of. All women should learn how to be assertive.

Learning to say no goes hand in hand with being assertive. Many women have trouble saying no. this is something that they need to learn how to do. If you say yes to everything because you feel bad saying no then you will be taken advantage of much more often than other women. It is okay to say no every once in a while.

Women, you need to choose your words carefully. How you speak and the words you choose can make a difference on how you get your point across and how you come across to other people. You do not want to come across as weak or ignorant. You want to come across as intelligent, assertive, and strong. Choosing words that reflect that can help people realize this about you and make them not want to take advantage of you.

Women do not have to play the part of the victim. They have the option to change how they come across to other people so that they can protect themselves and not be taken advantage of. Once women learn how to be assertive, choose their battles wisely, say no when appropriate, and to choose their words carefully they will be less likely to be a victim and more likely to be a strong and confident woman.

Safety Tips for Women Who Are Walking Alone In a Parking Lot

There are times where women cannot avoid walking alone. Whether it is to or from the car while at work, or at the grocery store, or even at the mall, there are times when a woman walks alone and needs some safety tips just in case. Here are some tips that every woman should know for when she is in a situation where she has to walk alone.

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It may feel like paranoia, but when there is someone walking behind you sometimes you may feel like they are following you. They may be on their way to their own car which happens to be near yours, or they may actually be following you, you do not know. If you feel like they may be following you, turn around and ask a question or make a statement. You could ask directions to another location, or ask them what time it is, or even talk about the weather. The point of this is you are getting a good look at their face, if they were planning on attacking you in any way they may change their mind now that you have gotten a good look at their face and would be able to pick them out in a line up.

If that does not seem to make the person want to leave you alone and they are more intent on coming after you make sure to put your hand up and yell, do not say, stop. If you have pepper spray, yell that at them too. Do not say it, yell it. You need to use your voice and body language to let the criminal know that you are going to put up a fight. Many criminals do not want to fight with someone; they want an easy target, if they know that you are going to put up a fight they are more likely to move on.

Always be aware of the vehicle parked next to yours. Is it empty? Is there someone in the vehicle? Sometimes criminals will wait on the passenger side of the vehicle trying to look as though they are waiting for someone to come back out to the car only to grab a woman when get tries to get into the car next to them. If you are suspicious of someone, simply get in on the passenger’s side. Always lock the doors as soon as you get in and shut the door.

You also need to pay attention to the type of vehicle that is parked next to yours. Is it a normal car with normal windows or is it a large van with no back windows? This is another sign that you should get in on the passenger’s side. There are criminals who own these large vans without windows and open the door and grab women when they are trying to get into their car. So remember when in doubt, get in on the passenger’s side, or go in and request a security guard walk you to your car and wait for you to get in, and always lock your doors immediately.

As a woman you should try to prepare for anything that you can. Knowing these things will help you to prepare to protect yourself should you have to. Remember to remain calm and strong. You may be viewed as weak, but you are strong and you can show it!

Ways Women Can Protect Themselves When Alone

Ways Women Can Protect Themselves When AloneWomen who are alone are more likely to be targeted by a criminal than anyone else. They typically appear more vulnerable than men, or even a woman who is with another woman. There are things that a woman can do to help protect herself when alone.

It is a good idea to go out and get a small bottle of pepper spray that can be attached to your key chain. Having pepper spray attached to your key chain means that you will have it out and ready as you are walking to your vehicle. If a criminal does come up to you as you are walking to your car, you will be prepared.

If you do not know self defense techniques or you have read about them and would like to practice them, sign up for a self defense class. These classes not only show you how to defend yourself but they will allow you to practice them as well. You will get the chance to practice these moves in a safe controlled environment so that if you should ever need to use them you will be prepared.

Most of us have cell phones these days. If you do not have one, you should seriously consider getting one. There are phones that you can get for a reasonable cost and that do not even have monthly plans. You do not have to spend a lot to have a phone, especially if you only have it for emergencies. Keep your phone out when walking alone, if you feel uncomfortable call someone. Sometimes all it takes to feel better is someone on the other end of the line. If a criminal sees you on the phone they will be less likely to approach you as they will be heard on the phone and that person could hang up and call the police right away.

If you are going to be going somewhere you are not familiar with or going to meet with someone you do not know very well you should let someone know. Even if you are going on a date with someone you should let someone know where you will be and when you should be home. This way, if you do not show up when expected and that person tries to call you and cannot get a hold of you, they know to contact the police. Many people think that if they are just going on a date it is not a big deal even if they have never met the individual in person, only online. The truth is you do not know what that person is going to be like until you get to know them, do not risk it, stay safe.

Women are considered the weaker sex and therefore are targeted by criminals. This is never more true than when they are alone. There are ways that you as a woman can protect yourself. Do not wait until you have been made a victim. Take action today to protect yourself.

Safety Tips for Women

Safety Tips for WomenYou have probably heard people say that it is better to be safe than sorry. If you are a woman this is very true. Women are seen by criminals as more weak than their male counterparts, thus making them more of a target. Here are some safety tips that any woman can follow.

Some women like to take the stairs for additional exercise. It seems like a good idea, until you think about what could happen. Not very many people take the stairs, most prefer the elevator. This means that if you take the stairs you could be alone, with the exception of a criminal. They could be hiding out waiting for a woman to be taking them alone. Then the criminal has the ability to attack the woman without anyone being around to help her. So the next time you have the choice, be lazy, take the elevator, and save your work out for the gym, that is why they are there.

If you have to walk to and from anywhere alone modify your outfit. You may have a beautiful scarf that goes great with the outfit you are wearing today, keep it in your purse until you get to your desk. If you are out walking a scarf is something that is easy for a criminal to grab. Another way to modify your outfit is to not wear your heals until you are at work as well. If you have to run from an assailant you will have a difficult time doing that in heals. Think about what you can do to modify your outfit everyday to keep yourself safe and able to run or fight back, after all it can be difficult to fight and kick in a short skirt.

One thing that you should do is make eye contact with everyone. Criminals look for those who seem to be the weakest, as they do not fight back as much. Those who keep their heads down and do not make eye contact seem weaker. If you keep your body language strong, keep your head held high and make eye contact they will not see you as a weaker person and therefore you will be less likely to be targeted.

If a criminal manages to catch you off guard and you do have to fight, remember you could be fighting for your life, so give it all you got. Hit them were it hurts. The most sensitive areas will be their eyes, their nose, their throat, their groin, and the back of their knee. The strongest point on your body is your elbow, so if you get the opportunity to use it, do. Repeatedly attack these areas until the assailant is down and you can run for help. Do not look back just keep going until you have reached help.

There are ways that you can try and prevent a criminal trying to attack you, but sometimes you cannot avoid it. If you cannot avoid it you need to fight like your life depends on it, and in some cases it might. Knowing how to avoid situations and fight back if you cannot avoid those situations is very valuable knowledge.

Financial Advice for Young Women


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As young women begin to enter the real world outside of school and their parents there are things that they need to know. Every young women out there needs to understand at least the basics of personal finance. We need to make sure that we are in control of our own financial future.

The first tip is to do what is considered paying yourself first. Make sure you have the money for the things you need such as groceries and gas before you make your payments on your bills. If you do not then you run the risk of running out of money before you get paid again. This is not an ideal situation. Make sure you can make it from one paycheck to another.

Make sure you are keeping tabs on your credit. As a young woman you may not have much for credit. This does not mean that you do not need to still keep tabs on it. Keeping up with checking your credit reports for errors will help you find out sooner if someone is trying to steal your identity.

Every young woman needs to work at building up an emergency fund. Being a young woman you are new in the career that you have chosen. This means that you do not have as much experience or seniority, so if the company has to downsize you could be on the list of people to go. By having an emergency fund you will be able to take care of yourself until you find another job.

If you have a significant other then you need to make sure that you are talking to them about money. Some people may tell you that you should not talk about money, but you need to in order to be in charge of your finances. Keeping an open line of communication about your money with your significant other then you will be in a better place to make financial decisions, together and on your own.

Be careful with your credit cards. When you are starting off in your career you need new clothes, new stuff for work and so on, that is fine, just be careful of the charges you are racking up on your credit cards. You do not want to start your financial life off in any more debt than you have to be in. Only use your credit card if you know you will be able to make the payment when it comes.

As a young woman you have a long financial ride ahead of you. That is okay as long as you are educated about finances. If you are not then you run the risk of getting into real financial trouble. This is not something that you want to do. You can learn how to navigate the financial world even if you are still a young woman, you just need to take control of your financial future and educate yourself.

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