cover letters are a serious bummer to write, and i used to OBSESS over writing a detailed, in depth cover letter painstakingly tailored to every job i applied to, with anecdotes and reasons i was the fuckin best for the job and all that shit
and that was exhausting, so i wrote a more terse cover letter, outlining my greatest strengths which would apply to basically any job i’d apply to. if the position asks for different skills from what i’ve written, i’ll twitch some details but this is generally the letter i use
after i started using this letter i got a call for an interview LITERALLY IMMEDIATELY, and then it happened again and again so
i have posted it here for your convenience - modify it as you see fit. i am here to help you
Breeder Amy Green laughs as her 3-year-old Samoyed, Bogey, who sleeps with his tongue out during grooming.
The design revisions were:
- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.
- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.”
- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.
- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.
Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching and Chung Kuo-Ting
"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”
Milk Lake, Yangmingshan National Park, Taiwan. Sulfurous fumes vented in the bed of this marshy lake turn the water murky. After gradually precipitating, the sulfur forms whitish-yellow or pale gray layers in the lake bed. Popularly known as Milk Lake, the lake is only approximately 40°C (104°F) in temperature, and not the 90°C (194°F) or more found in some hot springs.
Q: where to go in seoul?
- gyeongbokgung palace: it was the largest and main palace of the joseon dynasty (that lasted until 1910 with japan’s annexation) and the best kept until now. if you see this one you really don’t need to go to any of the others, which fared quite badly under japan’s imperial rule or koreans themselves. it’s absolutely stunning, i would suggest reading up on it or going on a guided tour? within the walls are the national folk museum and national palace museum. the former is lots of fun, lots of artefacts and models, the latter is more your straightforward type but really really worth going to.
- national museum of korea: it’s often hard outside of korea to get proper information about the country’s history. it’s had a turbulent past due to being caught between the larger powers of asia, but it has many things to be proud of in its own right and there’s beauty in linking historical facts to things of the time. i love history, i love museums, i love korea so i could (and do) spend a day in there but others shoot through in two hours so …….
- lotte world and lotte folk museum: are both in the same building, which is directly linked to a subway station called jamsil, also famous for being where the largest stadiums are for our oppars’ concerts!!!! the folk museum is GREAT okay, it has what has to be my favourite room in korea of ALL TIME except maybe shinee’s dorms. thousands and thousands of figurines that set out a royal procession in the palace, and various other cultural activities that took place with decent descriptions for it. and of course, lotte world is the largest amusement park in korea that’s /inside/. and yes, cute ear headbands are essential.
- minseokchon: the largest and best folk village. it’s where they film 90% of historical kdramas tbh. it’s still really nicely set out, with interesting activities to do, korean traditional dress to try on, etc. it’s a blast, and more hands on than peering through the glass in a museum!
- nanta!: is a world famous production, and for good reason. look it up. they have two or three venues for it, but the easiest to get to is at myeongdong, famous for its shopping so you can kill two birds with one stone.
- miso: is a name for musical/mime productions set in a theatre that do performances very often. the works there are beautiful. dancing and music set to a historical legend, with more audience interaction at the end
- i chose the two of the most popular performances that occur daily, but check on sites what concerts there are at the time! there’ll be something for your taste; musicals, bboy dance performances, classical concerts, etc.
- OH AND JJIMJILBANG: sauna! you pay $5 for entry, get a locker key at the front desk and shirt/shorts, creep off into the next room where you’re ringing alarm bells because the locker seems so tiny, but you look around and oh- right, it’s just for your shoes. next room, to where you take off your clothes and pad off to the next room. yeah, naked. there are a variety of tubs of different temperatures, choose one best for you and lie in there until you die of heat/cold. if you’re up for it (and you really should, it’s like $40 and the best thing you’ll do in your life), go to the beds on the side of the room, where a person of your gender will give you a full body massage, scrub, a facial etc. i personally find it much better than any high class establishment where you pay $300 for it, but to each their own! and then (or if the whole naked thing freaks you out, which is totally understandable) you take a shower, wear the clothes they gave you and retreat upstairs. there’s a /huge/ room in the middle, where people will be rolling around on the ground (with ram heads made by their towels!) cracking eggs, drinking ‘shikae’ and watching tv. from it, there are heat/ice rooms you can try out, computer rooms, even bunk beds for the traveller looking for a cheap place to stay, etc depending on how expensive/large the establishment you chose is. overall, a very out of body experience but something totally worth it!!!!!
- dongdaemun: is the name you’ve heard of. where luhan was picked up by sm when he was shopping with friends. people flock from overseas here by the thousands every day. it’s still cheap, especially compared to here in sydney, but i found the prices had risen a lot. (i actually found the same/similar items cheaper below kangnam station, so.) but it’s still worth going to get a feel for the place! AND ALL NIGHT SHOPPING! my sister and i always head for doota!, a ridiculously large building, the first night we arrive at korea, because we need to buy clothes to visit our relatives heh. you will be stunned at the amount of people, and how … well, not different at all it seems from the day.
- namdaemun: more traditional markets. lots of interesting things to see here.
- insadong: a hundred years ago, this neighbourhood was where the artisans of the country gathered to make and sell their craft. there’s still a lot of well preserved shops and interesting art galleries, along with cute keepsakes to buy. it’s right next to gyeongbokgung palace, so i’d suggest killing two birds with one stone and spending a day around there.
- gangnam: yes, yes, gangnam style. as you must know by now, it’s the most expensive area in korea. to have your child have an apartment here and get a feel of the world is every mother’s dream. along the subway, underground, has great shopping for clothes and shoes. above, on the main street, you have all your main labels including skin care products. asian service is the best, pretty girls standing outside with little baskets that welcome you with free samples (that when you buy them are all $1+! and overseas would be three times the price). oh, and next to them is probably jang geun seok or dbsk or shinee welcoming you in too, yeah.
- any of the large names: lotte, shinsegae, etc. lower ground levels will be of food, and then it’s just levels of everything else under the sun. expensive international labels etc can be found.
- hongdae: is where all the university students hang out. it’s where a lot of the underground, indie artists found their fame. now, many believe that’s died out due to the new generation of tryhard preps, but hey, it’s still decent. as it’s in front of hongik university, one of korea’s best art universities, there’s a lot of trendy cafes and shops around. i bought my cheaper clothes in gangnam or myeongdong (everything of your usual fare, korea is obsessed with fads so you see ten girls on the street wearing the same thing in different colours), and i came here for the more interesting stuff. you’ll be paying twice the price, but it’s worth it. but because there are a lot of clubs, don’t even think about stepping foot in here until after midday. maybe 2pm. most shops close at 8:30-10 depending on human traffic.
- itaewon: from the end of the korean war, the main us base was stationed here, and since then, the international community has flourished here. famous for international food/and other items, as well as for clubbing, especially for the gay community.
- and ok this isn’t nightlife, but it’s nicer if done in the night so! namsan tower: yeah, it’s where all the locks are placed, clasped by every single couple in korea basically, promising that their love is ~eternal~ etc.
i - hm, that’s all i can get off at the top of my head. i’m korean, but i only go back to my home country ever so often, so i do make time to do touristy things so they’ve all been done and tested!!! make sure to try out a variety of food, definitely go for korean barbecue and street food once (ha as if you’ll ever stop at once), and don’t eat /too/ much once you realise how delicious everything is and how CHEAP it is.
if you want any further information don’t hesitate in asking! have fun!
oh. ps. with the ktx (speed train), nowhere in south korea is too far for travel. busan takes what, three hours? it’s worth checking out other cities if you can, they all have a very different feel. busan is absolutely beautiful, haeundae is stunning. i live in australia which prides itself on some of the best beaches in the world, but there was something new about busan’s coast. the fish markets there are top notch, and a lot of them are just little tents tbh, but they’ll cut everything up for you that they caught that morning, and it’s the best experience. as if you’re a local.
1] A grip is considered forward when the blade opposes the little finger. The Hammer grip, also called forward, this is the predominant grip technique. The fingers are wrapped around and under the belly of the handle, and the thumb is wrapped around the handle and in contact with the forefinger. The knife assumes a blade point angled up position when the wrist is locked and square.
The traditional grip technique’s main advantage is reach and some say finesse. The knife blade is held away from the body, and with an extended arm can deliver slashing cuts at the greatest distance. Because it is traditional, it feels the most comfortable to most people. It is the way most knife and other tool handles are oriented, and lends itself best to cutting and sawing chores in front of the knife owner. Because of the location, the knife and its work (or enemy) are easy to see. Notice that the knife is always at an up point angle, because of the natural orientation of the wrist.
The disadvantages are that the knife is far away from the body, therefore the hand is vulnerable and easily trapped or injured by an opponent or enemy. Also, less force can be applied the farther the hand is from the body and the more the arm is extended. The wrist must usually be canted (tilted) forward for the blade to remain straight or horizontal and aimed at the enemy. This can be unnatural and hard on the joints at the wrist, preventing the knife user from locking his wrists such as in a square-fisted punch. Enemies behind and beside may be hard to reach with the blade. Locking the wrist square in a punching position directs the knife point straight up or toward the user, not the opponent, particularly since the elbow folds inward, and can bringing the knife point directly into the knife user’s head and chest area.
2] A grip is considered forward when the blade opposes the little finger. Another variation of the traditional forward grip technique is the Saber; to have the thumb on top of the spine of the knife, or at the quillon or thumb rise. The saber grip will allow the hand to apply pressure with the thumb, which is very strong in the human hand.. In cutting chores, rather than tactical or combat use, this position allows good control and reach. In tactical use, it has similar advantages as the hammer (above).
The obvious disadvantage of this gripping technique is that the hand has a noticeable opening between the thumb and the forefinger and middle finger, so the grip is not as certain and secure as it would be if the hand was completely closed. It can help somewhat if the handle shape has substantial front and rear quillions to help secure the hand in the knife handle.
3] A grip is considered forward when the blade opposes the little finger. The modified saber grip technique is the same as a hammer grip, but in the modified saber grip, the thumb is placed on the side of the blade. The advantage here is the same as the hammer, in that the grip is very strong, and it is stronger than the traditional saber grip technique as more of the hand (the thumb) is actually wrapped around the knife generally. The modified saber grip also forces the hand to naturally orient the knife in a horizontal or slashing position if the hand is held in traditional square-fist orientation: the strongest, locked wrist punching position of martial arts.
The disadvantages to this technique of knife grip tactic are several. The thumb is positioned on the side of the blade, precariously near the cutting edges. A few jostles of the hand and the thumb could slide down to the cutting edge ( or serrations in other models) and be badly injured by the user’s own knife. Another disadvantage is that cutting outward can not happen in this grip technique unless the knife is double edged, and even then, the musculature of the human arm has limited strength in a backhand motion unless the knife user is a well-trained tennis player!
4] A grip is considered forward when the blade opposes the little finger. The Filipino grip is a forward grip technique where the thumb is not wrapped around the knife handle, like the hammer grip or along the back of the handle like the saber grip or along the side of the blade like the modified saber grip, but along the spine of the knife back. The idea is that the thumb guides, aims, and applies pressure to the spine of the knife, thus is able to increase pressure at the point of the knife blade. In effect, the blade can serve as an extension of the thumb, and for some it seems more natural.
The problems are several with this type of grip technique. First, it is probably better served on a small knife where the thumb extension feeling and association is more compact and reasonable. On a smaller knife, it can be a more comfortable and secure grip technique, but on a larger, heavier, and longer-bladed combat tactical knife, the thumb on spine is unwieldy and even uncomfortable. This is because it is unnatural for the thumb to be hyper-extended in a thumbs-up position, and the extension can mean that the thumb itself and its musculature and tendons are not protected and are subject to injury. Imagine a heavy strike applied to the main cutting edge of the knife in the photo. The thumb would be forced back toward the wrist, straining it, let alone my knife having a guard leaving a strain on my thumb. There is a reason that most martial arts systems teach a locked-wrist technique of impacts, and that is to protect this complicated wrist-hand-thumb joint. The second issue is that with the thumb extended, the motion of the forearm is more restricted. If you don’t believe this try this simple exercise: with your hand closed in a fist, extend and rotate your right hand counterclockwise, until your thumb is on the outside of your body axis. The rotation is unencumbered in most people, and the rotation can continue all the way to the shoulder. Now try the same movement with your thumb extended such as in this grip. You might be surprised to discover that your rotational movement is significantly restricted! The same limitations occur in an opposite rotation with the elbow being forced to fold against the body to achieve the same rotational degree. The fact holds that with the thumb extended, motion is restricted and the thumb is more vulnerable.
I’m not claiming that this grip technique does not have its place, on small knives in close quarters combat. But for larger knives, it’s probably not the best grip technique.
5] A grip is considered reversed when the blade opposes the thumb. The reverse grip then positions the blade pointing downward in the locked fist position. Edge out means the cutting edge of a single-edged knife is oriented away from the body. This is a traditional reverse grip, because the handle orientation of most knives can accommodate either the traditional forward grip or reverse grip with the palm of the hand in the same location on the handle, along the spine. So, of the reverse grip techniques, this is the most frequently accommodated and the most comfortable for most knife handles.
The advantages to the Reverse Edge Out grip technique are many. First, unless the elbow is extended and locked straight, the blade cutting edge always faces the enemy, no matter where the hand is located (unless it’s behind the knife user!). When the fist moves as in a cross punch, the blade and cutting edge can be raked across the enemy in a slashing motion. Second, like an ice pick, tremendous force can be brought to bear on the point, not only when oriented downward, but when an enemy is behind or beside. Third, the grip technique allows capping where the thumb (and thus force) is brought to bear on the butt of the knife handle. This also increases the security of the knife grip. A fourth advantage of this grip technique is that the knife can be oriented with cutting edge to enemy even when guarding with the forearm. A fifth advantage is that the “elbows bent” position that is usually assumed with this type of grip technique can be more powerful and defensive than an extended and reaching forearm, which is unprotected and may be easily trapped and fractured.
One of the disadvantages of this grip technique is limited reach. Because the point and edge can not be extended like a forward grip technique, the enemy must be handled at a closer range. A second issue is that deep thrusting moves can usually only be made downward or sideways, not frontally, unless the knife user is on top of her enemy. A third issue is one of trapping; that since the knife is closer to the body, the knife and arm can be pinned with a foot, object, or enemy’s hand. Of course, the object pinning the knife is subject to serious damage from the knife, and certainly a bare hand will not be able to maintain pinning without being cut.
6] A knife is considered held in reverse grip when the point opposes the thumb. This variation of the reverse grip technique is called Edge In, because the cutting edge faces the knife user. The individual knife handle shape is a huge factor in determining how a knife can be comfortably and securely held.
The advantages of this grip technique are similar to the advantages of the Reverse Grip Edge Out (RGEO) technique above, in that great force can be brought downward on the point of the knife blade. The movement is a clawing one, which some knife users are comfortable with. Enemies at the side and back can be vulnerable to this grip technique also.
The disadvantages are distinctly different. Having the cutting edge facing inward puts the movement of the knife blade toward the knife user. Cutting toward oneself with a 5” long bladed knife is never a good idea. The motion of thrusting is downward and inward, pulling the enemy closer into the knife user’s body. If the knife user is trapped or a strike lands on the knife, it can be injurious to the knife owner.
This technique and style is widely promoted with the claim that the it is the only Reverse Grip technique that can be damaging, as the knife edge can cut as it’s pulled in and down. This is only part of the picture. Knife slashes are less fatal than stabbing, piercing, or thrusting; the ancient Roman proved that.
7]The Forward Grip Edge Up technique has the knife handle spine cradled in the fingers, with the thumb either on the quillon or wrapped around the knife handle. A hunter may often use this grip when skinning hanging game and cutting upward.
This grip technique has its advantage in upward thrusts. Cutting upward is the main reason for this technique, and typically, the handle shape of the knife plays a large role in whether this technique can be comfortably used.
A distinct disadvantage is that if the knife is struck or parried, the impact could drive the blade’s cutting edge into the face or neck of the knife user.
• Use the hand you write with.
• Make a fist with your thumb outside, not tucked inside. If it’s tucked inside your fist, when you punch someone, you might break your thumb. The thumb goes across your fingers, not on the side.
• Don’t be like in the movies—don’t aim for the face. Face punches don’t usually stop people, and you can miss when they duck their head or break your hand on their jaw. If you want to get away quickly, or end a fight, aim for the chest, or the ribs. If you really want to do some damage, e.g., you’re being attacked, aim for the throat, which will make it hard for your attacker to breathe for a hot minute.
• When you punch, you want to aim and hit with your first two knuckles. Not the flats of your fingers, and not your ring or pinky knuckles, which can break more easily. You can use your weight, if you’re on your feet, to add wallop, and spring into a punch with your feet and torso.
Useful information, esp. if you haven’t taken self defense.
I reblogged this once before to add this and I’ll do it again…
keep your wrist straight.
You can also risk breaking your wrist if you allow it to bend. I actually can’t believe this isn’t in there.
Other good pointers:
- if your attacker is male, go for his junk - especially if he’s wearing loose pants. There’s no sportsmanship when it comes to assault so fuck them balls UP
- punching pretty much ANYWHERE in the face is going to actually hurt you a LOT (just think - you’re punching your bones into their bones and ow). If you’re going for the face, my suggestion is to strick upwards with your palm.
see that meaty portion highlighted in red? There’s a lot of muscle and fat right there which makes it excellent for striking. Hold your hand as shown and aim for the nose or chin (though I’ve been told in extreme circumstances, doing this to the nose can be fatal but I’ve never really heard if this is true or not) and just aim upwards
- other delicate areas:
- the shin (hurts like a bitch if you kick it right - also, you can hit this spot if you’re being held in a choke-hold and if your attacker has to move in order to stop you from kicking him, he’ll have to angle his body so as to expose his stomach and crotch to the wild spastic jabbings of your elbows)
- the solar plexus (either jab while holding your hand in a sort of spear position or use your elbows - unless you’re super strong, your punch probably won’t wind your attacker. Your elbow or a spear hand will, however)Originally in (most) martial arts, you hit the solar plexus because it supposedly contained an important chakra. Now we know that it actually also contains like a bunch of necessary organs that are exposed just below your ribs and is also (roughly) where your diaphragm lives so getting punched there is not pleasant.
- the clavicle (from experience, getting hit in your clavicle HURTS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER. If you strike downwards with your knuckles, the person might just cry. Like I did.)
- the ear (this is probably the best place to punch besides the throat. It’s all cartilage so it probably won’t hurt you all that much and most people will be like “DUDE YOU PUNCHED ME IN THE EAR WHAT THE HELL”)
- the kidneys (this is harder to hit without training but if you somehow get your attacker’s back to face you, try to hit’em in the kidneys. Again, from experience, this FUCKING HURTS. You can’t really hit the kidneys from the front with any effect but from the back it is super painful)
- if you’re held in a choke-hold, try turning your head so the forearm isn’t pressed into your throat. If you can position yourself right, you can sort of force your chin into the crook of the elbow, making you able to still receive (limited) oxygen and provide time for you to kick some shins or elbow some spleens and shit
-Also, remember that a guy’s junk is not an off-button. Don’t think that you can rely on a swift kick to the balls to immediately incapacitate him in an emergency. Adrenaline and anger can keep somebody going for a long time even through extreme pain, and if you expect to end a fight with a single groin-attack you might be caught off-guard when he doesn’t drop. Certainly go for it if you get the chance, but keep hitting him until the fight is over.
-Draw blood if you can, especially if you can draw it from the face or the eyes. Blood in the eyes is not just a good way to impair your attacker’s vision, it’s also a really good way to freak them out and let them know that they might be getting more than they bargained for by picking a fight with you.
-Elbows and knees are really powerful weapons. Elbows are very sharp and very strong and if you are in close-range they are often more effective than trying to throw a punch.
-Yelling and shouting makes you scary.
-The tops of people’s feet are actually quite delicate, so a well-placed heel ramming down can break all those little bones (especially if you’re wearing heavy shoes or heels)
-It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to break a collarbone/clavicle. And I know from personal experience that getting your collarbone broken is HORRIBLE. Hitting someone with the heel of your hand or punching them may be enough to at least fracture it.
-If their arms are bare, try pinching the tendon on the inside of their elbow as hard as you can. In the self defence class I took, they told a story about how one girl actually ripped out her attacker’s tendons.
-There’s not much sense in fighting clean. Bite, scratch, pull their hair. Pull their ears. Earrings? Rip ‘em out.
-Smacking your cupped palms really hard over someone’s ears like this can disorient them and with enough force, burst their eardrums.
-Practice “power yelling”. Here’s a good site about it.
-And like my mum always told me, if you don’t feel safe, keep your keys between your fingers. Like Wolverine. No one wants a punch from Wolverine.
Stay safe out there!
Everyone should know how to defend themselves. Your voice is a powerful tool, yell and scream and shout. I keep my keys on a lanyard, instead of doing the whole keys between the knuckles thing. That implies you have to get close enough to this person to hit them with your fist, but a lanyard full of keys when swung with some force really packs a hit.
YES to keys on a lanyard. Whenever I used to have to walk home from work in the dark when I lived in Detroit, I kept my big bunch of keys on a lanyard and fucking swung the hell out of it as I walked.
Also this whole post is really great.
i love this goddamn post
i’ll say it again though do not punch someone in the throat unless you are prepared for them to die as a result.
I have to say this is completely legit - someone tried to steal her handbag and she simply went “Fuck this- *suplex*”
someone teach me this pweeze-ooc
Ok Ladies, here’s the info on this move.
We are blessed with a low center of gravity. This means that when we get ahold of someone and tip over backward like that, it’s easy peasy for us to do. Especially on a guy. Think of it like a fulcum and lever: they’re the lever, we’re the fulcrum, and because their center of gravity is up in their chest, instead of in their pelvis, when we get down low and lean back, whupsy there they tip right over.
Now, here’s the real deal on that particular move. Check out how this gif end, with the guy’s head on the floor like that? How his torso seems straight up and down, his head and neck on the floor, all his body weight and the momentum of having been tossed over her shoulder?
Yeah, he’s pretty messed up from that. In the really real world, if you do that move correctly, toss your whole body into it, seriously oomph it up and give that mugger a throw, you can snap his neck.
All that said, here’s how you do it!
This is something you do fast, ladies. Move quickly and with assurance, and don’t worry about whether you’re strong enough to do it or not: you are. This is about physics, not muscle.
Get low, bend your knees and hips. Our strength is largly concentrated in our lower bodies, and when we put our knees and thighs into a move, we bring some of the largest muscles in the human body to bear. You’d be surprised what you can move with your legs.
When she got low on him, her right arm was around his waist, her shoulder roughly at or under his ass, her left arm wrapped around his left leg. Feet shoulder width apart for a nice stable base, big deep breath in, and lift just a bit while falling backwards. It doesn’t take much strength but it will really mess with the dude’s day. Landing on your head will at the very very least knock you silly for a minute.
Interestingly, we can use these same basic principles to ruin a guy’s day if he’s the one to grab us! Imagine, if you will, mugger dude runs up behind you and bear hugs you in preparation for dragging you into the alley. Scary, right? Yep.
If he lifts you too fast, and you find your feet off the ground, kick him in the shins, scrape your shoes down his legs, aim for the knees and his feet. Toss your head back and head butt him. Bite him. Squirm. Do what it takes to get your feet back on the ground.
Feet on the ground, grab his arms and hold on to them. Don’t let him get away, because this move, ladies, will put him down and out, and if he moves away he may go for a distance weapon, or start using his fists. Hold onto his arms and keep him in close.
Again, feet shoulder width apart. Use your booty and hips now, like you’re trying to hit his not-so-manly bits with your ass, get your hips back, bend your knees and flex your hips. If he’s shortish, you should at this point have picked him up and be balancing him on your back. If he’s tall, you’re now in position to put a crimp in his style in a big way.
Tuck your head to your chest and roll forward, just like you did when you were a kid. Flip yourself forward and let gravity do the rest. You will have your head tucked down, aiming to land on the upper back of one shoulder; he won’t. This means he’ll land on his face, with the full force of his own body weight behind it as well as any momentum you’ve built up. You may very well land on top of him too.
From here, get up, run like hell towards a light source while yelling “help, fire, call 911 (or whatever emergency services number exists in your country)”
Remember, ladies, with just a little understanding of comparative anatomy and physics, you too can put a man on the ground and seriously mess up his day. But then, that’s what he was planning to do to you, so fair’s fair.
Thayna Santos Silva at Thakoon F/W 2013 New York