My daily browsing of German newspapers online yielded a heart-warming example of proper self-defense mindset.
For those of you who don't speak German, here's a recap:
The owner of a little Doner restaurant in the city of Essen decides to get frisky with the hired help after closing time. Problem is, his hired help is a.) fourteen years old, and b.) definitely did not consent to any friskiness. He tries to rape her, she yells for help, and her fifteen-year-old friend comes to assist. The older girl sprays some CS gas into the rapist's face, who then proceeds to attack her as well. She grabs a knife and ends the attack in a decisive manner. Rapist receives several stab wounds, drags himself out into the backyard, and neighbors call the cops. The arriving police and paramedics find the guy "wearing only his underwear". Despite immediate medical attention, he expires and reduces the planet's count of rapists by one.
The police says that "the investigation indicates that a case of self-defense is not excluded."
Well, no shit, Sherlock.