Miss USA Attacked By Twitter for Suggesting Self-Defense for Women


By  on 6.9.14 | 2:13PM via The Spectator 

When asked about sexual assaults on college campuses last night during the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, now Miss USA, delivered what most would deem a fairly noncontroversial response:

“I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public. But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”

Shockingly enough, the eternally outraged #YesAllWomen camp was not happy with Sanchez’s answer. Feminists took to Twitter to express their shock and outrage that a woman would suggest individual empowerment as a means of combatting rape.

“I get that the college sexual assault problem can’t be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer.‪#MissUSA,” tweeted Elisa Benson, senior community manager at Cosmopolitan.

Another Twitter user had a novel idea: “Sorry miss Nevada. we do not need to teach women how to better defend ourselves. We need to teach men not to feel entitled to rape‪#missusa.”

I hate to be the one to inform these women, but “don’t rape” is already on the curriculum.

According to feminists, women shouldn’t need to defend themselves against rape, and that’s true. People shouldn’t need to defend themselves against murder, theft, or terrorist attacks either. It’s horrific that people commit these crimes, and in a perfect world they wouldn’t. But rapists and murderers and terrorists are a fact of life. It’s not that the messaging campaigns around these issues aren’t effective; it’s that there are terrible people in this world. Instead of focusing solely on collective shaming, why not also focus on steps women can take to protect themselves?

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.

Pregnant Woman Raped in Horrific Home Invasion

PHOTO: Eric D. Bass, Michon A. Thomas and Kristopher J. Hughes are seen in undated police photos.

Three suspects are accused of the break-in: Kristopher Hughes, 20, Michon Thomas, 22, and Eric Bass, 23. They face charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, and six counts each of first degree sexual assault.  

Less than a month ago, news stories reported of a horrific home invasion where a young couple was beaten and sexually assaulted. 

Madison Police say that the three men planned a home invasion, but broke into the wrong home around 5am on February 23. Police say the intruders were aware it was not the intended home but proceeded to attack a legally blind man and a 6 month pregnant woman anyways. The man was beaten and the pregnant woman was raped and forced to perform oral sex for almost 45 minutes.

“I can tell you that in my 27-plus years of policing here in Madison, this is probably one of the most disturbing and heinous crimes that I’ve ever seen,” says Interim Chief Randy Gaber.

The victims were then put in a dark laundry room to wait as their belongings were taken. Once they believed the intruders were gone, they tried to seek help of neighbors down the street. With no response, they then called 911. 

Quote from ABC News:

“Is someone here?” the man called out from bed. A suspect then turned on the bedroom light and three men burst into the room, demanding money.

“Someone’s gonna die tonight,” one suspect said, according to the complaint. One suspect was allegedly wearing a mask from the movie “Scream.”

The female victim told the three men repeatedly that she was pregnant, and that the men could take what they wanted from the house.

Reports say Hughes pulled the male victim from bed, laid him on his back and began hitting him in the face with a gun and punching and kicking his body.

Another suspect pulled the woman from bed and ordered her to lie on her stomach in the hallway, the report says. A suspect allegedly took a handgun and put it to the woman’s stomach, saying, “You’re going to die tonight.”

All three men are accused of sexually assaulting the woman, and one is accused of forcing her to perform oral sex.

One week later, 3 more were charged for helping plan and carry out the attack.

This couple had opted not to own a personal defense firearm in their home. Could imagine if they did? Could all of this have been prevented? What people fail to realize is that violent crimes can happen to anyone. It isn’t just things you see on TV, read on the news, or have horrific nightmares about. It is a reality even in neighborhoods where you think you’re safe. It doesn’t matter if you’re a good person, have lots of friends, have no enemies. Heck, these scum bags didn’t even care that the people they were attacking were legally blind without glasses and pregnant! Perhaps they didn’t want a firearm around for protection because guns are “icky” “dangerous” “violent” and oh, they kill people. In any event, bad things happen to good people. When are you going to stop leaving your family out in the open to become a victim of a crime like this? I not blaming this couple of what happened to them. I can see and understand how they would believe that because they carry on normal lives, don’t engage in risky behaviors, and they have a child on the way that no one would hurt them. Stories like these should cause people to wake up! Instead you hear all about how these criminals had a gun. Exactly. THEY’RE CRIMINALS. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT LAWS OR IF THEY’RE BREAKING THEM. Why aren’t the media focusing more on why the victims didn’t have a gun? 

If this couple had a gun by their bedside and had quick access, do you think the woman would have been raped? Do you think the man would have been beaten?