Self-defense for women is a topic that generates a lot of myths and misinformation. One dangerous myth is, “Don’t fight back, it’ll just be worse.” After a particularly violent assault or during times when a serial rapist is traumatizing a community, self-defense instructors will often approach local rape crisis centers offering free self-defense for women [...]
Category: Self-Protection in Assault
Self-defense includes more than knowing how to hit or kick; it also includes knowing skills and behaviors that can prevent a problem in the first place. People are more likely to believe you and do what you want them to if you sound and look like you believe in what you are saying. This is [...]
Self-defense for men is important, because many men experience threats to their safety and many men feel strongly about wanting to live a life without violence. Often in our articles about self-defense, what we say is slanted towards, or is specifically for, women. This is simply because women are more likely to be concerned about personal [...]
To stop sexual harassment, adults must set a good example and speak up about behavior that happens in front of them. If we don’t say anything, we should not be surprised when young people believe that this behavior is acceptable to us.