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Violence Against Women

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Saturday, 31 August 2013 00:00

Letter: Self Defense On Campus

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Written by the Advocate Staff on WickedLocal.com

To The Editor:

The news of the senseless murder of the 24-year-old woman in Boston last week has been the subject of many conversations between parents and children of all ages. Those who have daughters, especially those who are about to leave for college, are frightened about the randomness and senselessness of what happened. Many wonder what they would have done in that situation.

Read the entire article at WickedLocal.com

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:00

Helping women overcome "self-defense paradox"

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
(Published in print: Wednesday, December 26, 2012)

For the past 25 years, I have been honored to participate in a grassroots feminist movement of prevention education. Sometimes called “social-justice empowerment-based self-defense,” this movement is firmly grounded in the reality that most gender-based violence is perpetrated by men known to their victims. Instruction is provided in the context of what I call the “self-defense paradox.”   One facet of this paradox is the fact that one person — the perpetrator — holds sole responsibility for the decision to assault someone. The other is the fact that people at risk of violence can take effective steps to increase their own safety. Our programs are trauma-sensitive, attentive to the presence of survivors in any gathered community.

Read Lynn's entire article: Helping women overcome "self-defense paradox"

Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Self Defense for Women

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Brandy White's article in the Examiner is a must read for women!

It might not be on every woman’s to do list but it should be: take a self-defense class. It’s not a topic most people, especially women like to bring up, the possibility that they could be attacked but as numerous statistics show, it happens. In fact, according to numbers released by the U.S. government one in four women will be attacked in their lifetime.

Read the entire article, Self-defense: a must for women

Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Tough girls train, learn how not be victims

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By Richard Yeakley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Stop! Stop! Leave me alone! Stop! Stop!”

The shouts aren’t those of a victim of crime. They are the shouts of a woman training to never be one. Michelle Lugo is a Tuff Girl — a group of women who train Tuesday and Thursday nights at Longview Martial Arts in grappling, striking and self defense techniques.

 The program is designed for women of all ages. No interest in traditional martial arts like Taekwondo or Jiu Jitsu, which are also offered at Longview Martial Arts, is needed to participate. “It can be frightening to be alone, especially at night,” Lugo said. “Do you watch the news, people these days are willing to kill you for a couple of dollars.”


Read the entire article here: Tough girls train, learn how not to be victims

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