Bullies and predators tend to pick on those who they perceive to be weak and helpless. Often, this ends up meaning that women are targeted by thugs — but that doesn’t mean things always go the way the bully expects. When one thug tried to mess with a woman on the subway, he realized that he had made a huge mistake.
A video showing an intense altercation between a woman and a teenager has gone viral. A teenager began harassing the woman, and yet she refused to take the abuse lying down. Instead, she warned him to cut it out — and then fought back.
In the video, the woman argues with the teen while other passengers look on. The teen even goes so far as to get in the woman’s face, although she stood her ground and refused to be intimidated.
But then the teen really crossed a line, and got physical with her. He shoved her, even though she warned him to back off. And so eventually, she had enough: she grabbed her pepper spray and sprayed him right in the face, causing him to scream in pain and rage. The entire time, people were watching.
It didn’t take long for the video to go viral — and people overwhelmingly supported the woman for her actions.
“She did not instigate she warned, the kid was already threatening her… learn the difference and stop enabling these kids to be bullies whole complaining about it in schools,” one person wrote on Inquisitr. And at Youtube, people felt the same way.
“If he didn’t put his hands on her then She would be in the wrong for pepper spraying him,” someone wrote. “Ahahaha! Punk got owned,” another person commented. “Pepper spray is a handy thing.”
Another person thought it was an issue of poor parenting in the black community.
“What the hell have parents been doing the last 25 years other than failing to be parents?!?” they wrote. “I have seen more disrespectful young black men who feel its perfectly acceptable to push women around than I care to admit – and I’ve been paying attention because I have one exactly like this kid renting a room from me right now. For this past year, I have sat and listened and watched how he bullies, beats on, manipulates and threatens his smaller girlfriend and how he has managed to make me afraid to leave my room. Big man, bullying people smaller, older (he is 20, I am 55) and defenseless while authorities won’t lift a finger to even give him a slap on the wrist and treat me like trash. Over this past year, I find that I am part of a rapidly growing trend. Wtf is wrong with young black males in particular? I see far more of this from the black males than any other race. Wtf is their problem??? Its a sickening trend! And I’m supposed to feel sorry and guilty for them when the jails start filling up with young black males???”
Kelly Campbell, a third-degree black belt and director of instructor development for Krav Maga Worldwide, shares 4 Self-Defense Techniques EVERY Woman Should Know:
Move #1: Straight punch
First you will push from the ball of your foot while thrusting your hip and fist forward at the same time, this will maximize your strength. Really drive from the ground, and don’t let your elbow flip up; your contact area should be the pointer and middle finger knuckles, not your ring and pinky finger knuckles. Keeping in mind that aiming your punch for a vulnerable area—for example, your attacker’s eyes, nose, or throat—will be most effective.
Move #2: Front kick to the groin
Just like the straight punch, the front kick to the groin is a powerful move to a vulnerable spot that can help you go on the offensive. To deliver this kick, drive your hips forward with your knee bent and heel back, then extend your knee and leg with force, making contact with your attacker’s groin area with the top of your foot. Practice lunging to strengthen your legs for this move. If possible, before you throw the knee kick, try to grab your attacker between the person’s neck and shoulders, and hold on to as much skin, muscle, or clothing as possible. This will give you more leverage to knee-kick harder.
Move #3: Bear hug defense
If your attacker tries to “bear hug” you—a common type of move when it’s a male attacking a female where the attacker grabs his victim from the front or behind around the shoulders—your first reaction might be to grab his elbows to try to pry arms away from your body. Your best defense is to drop as low as you can toward the ground and squirm as much as you can to wriggle out of your attacker’s hold.
Move #4: Choke defense
If your attacker starts to choke you, there’s a good chance you’ll immediately move your hands toward your neck. Instead of trying to pull the attacker’s hands off of your neck—a feat you’re unlikely to succeed at, especially if you’re smaller than your attacker—use your hands like hooks (with your thumbs against your pointer fingers and hands in a “C” shape) and “pluck” at your attacker’s thumbs. (If possible, kick at the same time.) If you’re able to pluck your attacker’s thumbs away, it’ll be harder for him or her to maintain a choke, giving you time to strike back and get away.