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skylilies asked: re: wristgrabbing, I wish some drama, some day, would have its heroine turn her flawless nails into a weapon and claw the shit out of the wrist of whoever tried to grab her. Just once, god. (you know it could happen, Seoul girls are masters of the manicure if dramas/beauty blogs are anything to go by)

feministkdramafeels:

skylilies, I could go on rants for days about how much I hate the wrist grabbing and subsequent dragging of women in media. It shows up in more than just kdrama. It is the worst. It’s basically this symbol of masculine strength and power that the male lead wields when he’s throwing a temper tantrum about whatever the female lead is doing.

Rarely is it ever about getting her to physical safety.

One of the things that frustrates me the most is that it doesn’t take a lot of strength to get out of one. Grabbing someone by their wrist doesn’t actually allow you any control. With the right application of leverage and force, they not only are escapable—with very little practice, you can easily get out of one.

So, I’m going to teach you. It is very simple. When someone grabs your wrist, yank your arm or wrist or even ankle, as hard as you can, in the direction of where the Grabber’s thumb and fingers connect. This is where the grab is the weakest.

No matter how many times they try to maintain their grab, holding onto someone while they use their force against that point, is impossible.

Sometimes the first few yanks against the thumb don’t work. That doesn’t mean you should give up. If they can haul you around, you can pull hard on that weak spot until they are forced to let go.

As for the manicures >.>

Go for the eyes. It doesn’t take a lot of force or pressure to rake your tiger claws fingernails over someone’s eyes and ruin their vision. The eyes are one of the softest targets (the other being the groin) and are easily accessible. 

You don’t have to a martial arts master to pull these off. I practice kungfu and I learned most of them in my white belt level classes. Even girls in high heels and pretty dresses, when they’ve been properly educated, can get out of a wrist grab.

I would love it if more dramas took the time to show wrist releases. I would love it even more if the boys stopped grabbing the girls.

~Gwynne