- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

After being lambasted in the media, The University of Colorado has retracted it ten tips for thwarting an attacker.

The Washington Times reported Tuesday that the university had some tips for men or women who find themselves in the midst of a brutal attack on the gun-free campus.

The tips, given by the university’s Department of Public Safety, suggest telling your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating, or to vomit or urinate on yourself as a way to send your attacker running.

One tip shockingly suggested that “passive resistance may be your best defense.”

The tips quickly made national news and have since been scrubbed from the website.

“The recent circulation of this web page containing information about rape prevention at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs was taken out of context on popular social media sites,” the website reads.

“The 10 tips were considered last resort options when all other defense methods have been exhausted,” it continued.

Now the website shows “Crime Prevention Tips,” with a video of the university’s Rape Aggression Defense class (RAD) and a few links to information on the classes.

Under “Last Resort Tips,” that used to just say “10 Tips,” it now reads, “The ten tips have been removed. We apologize for the miscommunication and any confusion that this page may have caused.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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