- Fight Back
Once a sexual assault is underway and escape is not an immediate option, hit the “on switch” and become the predator, attacking like a mama lioness. “Kick, scream, bite, I don’t care what you have to do. But be mentally prepared that you are going to survive no matter what,” says Laurie Latham, a former police officer and currently owner of AZ Play It Safe Defense. But don’t start wildly swinging punches without trying to aim. You could wear yourself out, and that might make it harder to escape. Instead, aim for the groin, eyes and throat.