A curriculum for women’s self defense

If I had 3 minutes to tell a women as much useful safety stuff as possible, what would it be? This article is the result of that thought.   This is a curriculum for women starting their self defense journey. It’s an overview, but I might write more in-depth articles after this. I started off… Continue reading A curriculum for women’s self defense

The best article on avoiding rape?

If you are female, then you need to read Marc MacYoung's article on Rape Avoidance. This is not a complete how-to guide, but it is the single best article in existence when it comes to avoiding rape.   You may like what he has to say, you may not. But feelings don't keep you safe… Continue reading The best article on avoiding rape?

A barrier to women’s self defence – avoiding specifics

If you want feel-good, go somewhere else. If you want stuff that actually helps, read on.   Ask any woman and she'll say that she will defend themselves if necessary. Ask any woman about defending her kids and she’ll sound angry and determined, momma bear style, when saying “Bet your ass I will!” But there… Continue reading A barrier to women’s self defence – avoiding specifics

Do women need different self defense advice to men?

There are things that women deal with that men don’t. So unfortunately some of the best self-defence advice you can give a guy doesn’t work for women. At least not straight out the box. Fortunately sometimes tweaking a solution can work. This is one of those times.   Anybody who disputes that women and men… Continue reading Do women need different self defense advice to men?

Ending the abuse of women at the hands of men is a “straightforward” affair. There are 2 steps.

Sometimes something is effective, but unpopular. Like giving kids cough medicine. Or giving up chocolate to help lose fat. This one will be unpopular with Social Justice Cupcakes because they will be offended by it. But if they were offended by gravity it still wouldn’t stop the gravity.   Basic principles: You can’t fight something… Continue reading Ending the abuse of women at the hands of men is a “straightforward” affair. There are 2 steps.

Stealing babies – Stoney Brook University and Sarah Lawrence College professors want to steal your child

2 professor (actual professors, with degrees, at a real university, with real life students to influence) have decided that the best way to make the world more compassionate, is to steal your baby from you at birth and randomly swap it with someone else’s. And don’t take this personally, they want to do it with… Continue reading Stealing babies – Stoney Brook University and Sarah Lawrence College professors want to steal your child

Ladies – the handbag doesn’t count

No woman wants to hear this. And most will skip reading this so that they can avoid the uncomfortable emotions. But YOUR HANDBAG DOESN’T COUNT!   I am completely thrilled that you choose to carry a weapon. Honest to goodness happy and chuffed. Whether it’s something you decided for yourself, or whether it’s to get… Continue reading Ladies – the handbag doesn’t count

Social boundaries do not exist – Migrant attack edition

This is for all those people out there who think that they won't get punched. Whether it's somebody being an asshole, using everybody else's politeness as protection. Or whether it's a woman who thinks she won't have to defend herself because "you don't hit a lady".   Say it with me now, and let it… Continue reading Social boundaries do not exist – Migrant attack edition

Why I am the ultimate decision maker in my family

I am a husband and a father. I make the final decisions in my family. Want to know why (it's not all that pretty)? I could go into the whole man/woman thing where a typical woman wants her husband to make most of the decisions*, but instead I'll get to the reason from my point… Continue reading Why I am the ultimate decision maker in my family

“Pay attention to your surroundings” is bullshit

So just above this is a picture of your surroundings (let’s pretend you’re standing here). I want you to pay attention to this picture (your “surroundings”). Ok, now that you’ve done that are you any more enlightened as to who might mug you? Or stab you? What does a Bad Guy look like? How does… Continue reading “Pay attention to your surroundings” is bullshit