Friday, October 15, 2010

"You've got to fight for your life, for sure."

Earlier this week, a woman was attacked while jogging in Seward Park. When she saw a man on an isolated trail and her intuition told her to get out of there, she turned.  However, he ran after her, caught up to her, and attacked. The assailant punched her in the face, and she fought back while screaming. Her voice attracted the attention of another man who rushed over, and the assailant fled.

"[S]he encourage[s] other women who find themselves in a similar situation to trust their intuition and do whatever it takes to fend off an attacker. "You've got to fight for your life, for sure," said the woman."

And she's sure the police will find the culprit.  "In the meantime, she said she and her neighbors are organizing a self-defense class for women in Seward Park, which they hope to offer in coming weeks."

Way to go for proactive empowerment!

Read the story in The Seattle Times.

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