An original translation by Nash Montana
German Federal police recommends: Women should wear sneakers so they can run away better from asylum seekers
GERMANY. More than two million Alone last year, immigrants from the third world came to Germany, almost all of them males. Since then the number of sexual assaults has exploded. Now the federal police disperses out tips to german women on how they can protect themselves from getting raped.
“When women feel anguished when they walk towards a group of men or they perceive a situation that emanates possible danger, they should trust their intuition in any case and they should avoid to get into those kinds of situations any deeper”, says Markus Koths, press spokesman for the Federal Police (BKA).
One might even “have to hazard a detour if need be.” Moreover, one should always look “if there might be police nearby to whom one could talk to.”
But should one still get attacked by asylum seekers despite all precautionary measures, it is of utmost importance to defend oneself.
“Hereby one has to go forward as bravely and determined as possible. Also screaming loudly is a good method to alert people passing”, opines the BKA spokesperson.
“Please call the police!”
Moreover it’s important to concretely address a person that’s in direct vicinity, in such a way that said person immediately knows that it is them exactly that are spoken to. This way the pressure could be stronger to help. One example would be: “You over there with the glasses and the blue raincoat, please call the police!”
Should there be no option to call the police before, then the affected person should immediately call Emergency services after the rape, and also notify the police. Additionally women can log into the national website hilfetelefon.de after a sexual assault in order to receive advice.
Additional tips for women from the BKA
– Always walk minimum as a pair or three people.
– Wear sneakers instad of high heels so that one can run away.
– Avoid alcohol and drugs
– It’s best to only drink out of bottles that oneself has opened
– Don’t always stare at the cellphone but actively observe one’s surrounding
– In an emergency don’t act like a victim but like an opponent: Genitals, joints, eyes, nose and ears are good targets since that’s where pain is the highest.