There have been so many cases reporting incidents of physical abuse against women all over the world. The scariest part is imagining the number that has never been reported. The truth is, it is impossible to agree on a single source for the cause of sexual violence. We all would agree that this is a multidimensional issue that is widespread, not only in India but all over the world.
What have we done in order to stay safe and smart from such atrocities? I have a suggestion to save you from pissification.
I remember the time when I squabbled over carrying a pepper spray. It was tossed onto to me like a paragon of light, perfectly sweet and perfectly boring. I belong to the self-proclaimed- unicorn-category, so I found it unnecessary. Finally, I settled to carry it around as an Oscar trophy. I had long forgotten about this unused shield, it was only when I switched bags that I fixed my gaze on it.
Without even thinking it through I sprayed a bit, I got to test its efficiency. It was a ludicrous idea and I ended up coughing 20 minutes straight. That is one powerful saboteur. I have made a conscious attempt to carry it with me henceforth that’s only because now I see it as a tiny bolt of lightning contained in a tin.
It is portable, easy to use and efficient. There is an eensy-weensy possibility that some gruesome thing could befall us. So be your own hero and trust your instincts. That doesn’t mean you go around spraying everyone around, remember certain countries restrict its use to the cops only so enjoy the luxury of carrying this perfect weapon.
I hope you never get to use it ever.
But if circumstances demand then don’t hold back.