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We're constantly bombarded in movies and TV by images of people heroically surviving attacks by employing some breathtaking self-defense hack. Couple that with all the sketchy, free advice online, and it's pretty easy to get lulled into a false sense of security.

The thing is, a lot of that advice is not only bad, but dangerous. So we asked our readers to ferret out terrible advice and portrayals of self-defense, debunk them, and show us what people should actually do.

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