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Self defense for women, or anyone wimpy like me
There is no defense against "blitz" attacks by
psychopaths-- they will wait to isolate a victim
wait until the victim is not in a position to
It will be over before you know it started- or even
suspected it would start! The only defense
that is to AVOID being alone
For all the other situations, I suggest a
combination of technologies that already are
Tear gas. Dye packets. Noise. Light. Flash
sure, why not.
All in one- and when you feel yourself fading
"roofies", or the Uber driver gets in back with
or you are limping along the street and a group of
kids approach you and won't back off when you
at them---- you simply detonate "the device".
Sure- it will hurt you somewhat- and make a
and automatically notify the police (and maybe
even send a bat-signal to the sky??)... but it will
change the course of "history"-- you will not likely
be harmed by others- you and everyone near you
will be harmed BY YOU. And because you also
"in it", you can't be accused of being violent or
intending to hurt others- it WAS self-defense and
your injuries, being at the center of it all, are
gold proof it was self-defense.
Maybe a modification would allow the device
be tossed upward- and detonate in a way that
favored injury to those not exactly where you are
||You would need a portable compressed-gas owl cannon, that would cause no harm to the owl.
||Now, a live cat could be packed into a box (perhaps with a radioactive source, and some poison) and discharged with any velocity you can achieve. When the box strikes something, it will disintegrate, collapsing the wave function, and releasing either a live and very angry feline, or a dead feline and some mildly radioactive poison.
||Either outcome should elicit the attention you desire, most likely from the flocks of undergraduate physicists attracted like moths to a candle.
||A non-lethal suicide vest?
||Words like "symmetric implosion" would be appropriate.
||spontaneous combustion....or low-hanging cloudsuck?