harryc wrote:Still cannot believe why we don't hear about any real suggestions (even one) as to what a woman could do assuming the physical attack has begun.
So what method would be suggested for these women under attack? Running would no longer be possible - and screaming in present 'society' would be futile.
Well, there are quite a few things e.g. self-defense techniques, gas or pepper spray
and, turns out to my surprise, even use of weapons can be considered legitimate
. However, law is such that it's the court that makes ultimate judgment on whether force used is within limits. So, no one can really tell what kind of action is allowed as a means of self-defense before the attack has taken place. [Off-topic: A few ago, court released a surveillance video where a neo-nazi dude kicked a guy. The guy fell down knocking his head on the ground. He died a week later. A kick, which otherwise wouldn't have made such headlines had the guy not died but he died so...the case is being handled at court for involuntary homicide. Point is: One cannot really tell what kind of force is reasonable until its effects are known
Once again, the pertinent law on the issue,
Section 4 – Self-defence (515/2003)
(1) An act that is necessary to defend against an ongoing or imminent unlawful attack is lawful as self-defence, unless the act manifestly exceeds what in an overall assessment is to be deemed justifiable, taking into account the nature and strength of the attack, the identity of the defender and the attacker and the other circumstances.
(2) However, if the defence exceeds the limits of self-defence (excessive self- defence), the perpetrator is exempt from criminal liability if the circumstances were such that the perpetrator could not reasonably have been expected to have acted otherwise, taking into account the dangerousness and sudden nature of the attack and the situation also otherwise.