Honestly, when I saw this article, I had no idea how to respond. How can anyone deny that women learning proper forms of self-defense is a good idea? I don’t care if you’re a feminist or not, don’t be stupid. Come to the realization that men are physically STRONGER than women. Teaching yourself how to defend yourself could actually save your life. Think about it. Most attackers are not looking for women who will fight back. They look for certain markers, like women in high heels makes it harder to run. It’s also the same reason why women are drugged or under the influence of alcohol–because it makes it easier for the predator to attack you without the risk of a struggle.
Something needs to be done here. 1 out of 5 college women are raped. Do you honestly think the only reason for this is because we aren’t properly educating men on what rape is? I definitely don’t think so. I think the main reason is people are sick, violent, and twisted. Everyone knows rape is wrong, which is why they come up with excuses such as “well she said yes at first”. It’s because they know what they have done is wrong and they are trying to justify it with an excuse. Well I don’t buy it.
Ladies, you want to empower yourselves and feel strong even next to a man? Learn how to protect yourself. Whether it be martial arts or a gun, you need SOMETHING. You should never feel like you should just lie down and take it. There is no excuse for rape.
Now for my final comment. Stop attacking Miss USA. Her point is 100% valid in the fact that she doesn’t want any woman exposed to this horrible act. I’m behind her on this every step of the way.