“Women need to rely on their instincts. When confronted with a rapist they will try various techniques. In this situation, take full advantage of your instincts in trying to figure out which type of rapist you are dealing with”.
Anger-excitation rapist: A sadist, who derives sexual gratification from inflicting pain. He is typically charming and intelligent. The crime is premeditated and rehearsed methodically in his mind before it is attempted. His victims may or may not be strangers. He will tie, gag and blindfold them and torture them over a period of days, even recording his crimes in a diary, taking photographs or videotaping them. Just five percent of rapists fit this description.
Of the four types he is the most criminally sophisticated and it’s difficult to catch him. He’s got absolute control over you so there’s no question of any type of resistance or of escaping. Oftentimes he kills his victims, either to get rid of a witness or to gratify a psychosexual need.” This is probably the most dangerous situation a woman can be in. If you’re tied up, you’re going to have to match wits with this guy and trick him or talk him into untying you so you have at least some chance of escape.
Most rapists are not murderers. It is less likely that a woman – even one who has taken a women’s self-defense course — can overcome the intensity of the violence that an anger rapist will inflict. But power rapists commit nearly two-thirds of all rapes, and you have a fighting chance to fend them off. If you assess the situation and feel confident of your ability to fight or talk your way out of [being raped], go ahead and do it.
There are women who have yelled or fought back, whether they’ve taken self-defense classes or not, and have not gotten raped. To tell a woman ‘don’t do anything, be the passive female’ is absolute (nonsense).”
Given that the goal of all women who are in imminent danger of being raped is to avoid it, they should rely on their instincts rather than assume that they have to submit. But whatever her instincts tell her to do, If a woman survives, she made the right choice.