1 in 4 Female Undergrads sexually assaulted

One in four (25 percent) of college women reported they received unsolicited sexual contact while in college, says the recent Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey of 150,000 students.How can on-campus safety be heightened?...more

Self-Defense and Sexual Assault Prevention

If you reach your hand to a strange dog loose on the street to pet it on top of the head, and it mauls your hand, whose fault is this? One camp would put most of the blame on the dog owner. But most people would blame the victim.But everyone with half an ounce of sense would agree on one thing: Whose fault it is has NOTHING to do with the importance of doing whatever it takes to prevent a dog attack....more

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Are You being followed on Foot or by Car? What to do

One of the things I impress upon people is what never to do, and what TO do, if they suspect they’re being followed on foot or by car.Don’t be oblivious to your surroundings. Observe everything 50-100 feet around the perimeter of your body as you move from point A to point B....more

Marissa Alexander - Victim,Offender, or Both?

. Marissa Alexander stood up for herself and she was sent to prison for it. Well, the story is more complicated than that.  I'm not a supporter of stand your ground laws, but certainly, Marissa Alexander's story is that she was acting in self defense when she allegedly shot a gun in the air as a warning and to stop her abuser from attacking her. ...more

Please don't confuse being scared with being aware.

 http://tryfection.blogspot.com/I posted on Facebook a run in I had this past weekend that I think is a good reminder to be aware of your surroundings. Many people have shared it, which I think is great and I have really enjoyed all the comments and personal stories people have added. One comment has stuck with me which is why I felt compelled to post this entry. ...more

Self defense redux.

Back in February, I posted this.  Today, I had a situation reaffirm what I discussed in that post. This morning was bad shortly after I woke up.  I got up late, had cat mess to clean up, was distracted, left the pepper spray and belt knife upstairs. By the time I hit the highway, I realized I wouldn't just be late...I would be RIDICULOUSLY late.  Highway was backed up for at least a couple of miles.  Insert groan here. ...more

it's alright - i wouldn't have minded if you'd mentioned it. :)

does the local YMCA have a ...more

Self defense - not something you should ignore!

Women must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself. - Susan B. Anthony, July 1871 This is something that I found awhile back, and it struck a chord in me. ...more