Watch Your Back: 11 Ways Women Can Protect Themselves

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Act like you aren’t afraid, even when you’re terrified.

Police officers and defense experts agree that confidence can be a big deterrent for potential attackers. Most attackers assume they can sneak up on you from behind or when you’re the most distracted.  Sometimes making eye contact, asking them for the time or even a quick “Hi, how are you today?” may be enough to throw them off their game or have second thoughts about if your crazy, confident behind is worth the trouble.

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