Ladies, too many of us have been there. We’re just having a drink at the bar, or dancing at the club, and some jerk comes over and starts putting his hands wherever he pleases. It just happened to Krystal Olsen, a bartender from New York who works in Arizona, but the way she handled it is something we all need to take notes on.
In the aftermath of the incident, the creep ended up arrested and, hilariously, crying on the ground. His impromptu phone camera mugshot has gone insanely viral on Twitter, with almost 80 thousand retweets and over 355 thousand likes. Though some negative reactions have rolled in from people who clearly don’t understand the meaning of sexual assault, Krystal has been overwhelmingly praised, and her experience is highly teachable.
It’s horrible and shameful that women in 2017 still live with the constant threat of sexual assault, but it’s a reality we don’t have to accept quietly. Learning to defend ourselves is an indispensable skill that can stop attackers in their tracks, and these 5 simple moves are a great place to start. Find out what Krystal did below, read the Internet’s reactions, then add yours at the end!