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Women and Self-Defense Classes: The Fallacy of Self Defense for Women

There are many who say women learn self-defense better in an exclusively women-only environment. The so-called “experts” say it is less intimidating if women don’t have to compete with the men, or, it is easier (more comfortable) to discuss subjects like rape without men present. So, the new trend in self-defense programs is “Women’s Self Defense” classes.

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I don’t agree with this line of reasoning, because the overwhelming evidence suggests that this is the wrong approach. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard, “I took a women’s self-defense course once. But, I went home and tried some of the stuff on my husband (or boyfriend), and it didn’t work!”

There is nothing more confidence-shattering than to spend the time learning all the techniques and starting to feel good about yourself, only to have the bubble burst the first time you try out your new-found skills. Women then begin to feel there is nothing they can do to protect themselves when they can’t even make it work against someone who isn’t really trying to hurt them.