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Avital Zeisler

In a Culture of Rape, How Can We Not Insist That Women Learn Self-Defense?

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Today's culture is arguably one where rape and sexual assault are supported by societal norms of male aggression and female weakness. For a very long ...

Safety Planning for Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Avital Zeisler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

I want to you to be safe and away from the pain and anguish of an abusive partner. Please take these safety tips into consideration as you get yourself ready to leave. You are entitled to be free from abuse, no matter how unworthy you have been told you are or made to feel.

Domestic Violence, Deadly Force and Professional Sports

Avital Zeisler | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Avital Zeisler

Even a little while ago, the Ravens website had posted a comment attributed to Janay Rice that she was basically sorry for her part in the altercation between the two of them. This may indeed be true, as the longer-length footage shows them trading insults and Janay apparently spitting on Ray. I can only ask: So?

6 Close Quarter Protection Tactics For Women

Avital Zeisler | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

As I often get asked to share my thoughts and opinions on violence prevention and self-defense, I want to share with you some basic safety tips that can help you prevent being targeted for violence.

College Campus Safety: What Parents and Students Should Know

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Avital Zeisler

In a letter penned to the Senate Committee Appropriations leaders, Senators Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and McCaskill (D-Miss.) called for an increase in the federal funding required for better investigation and appropriate enforcement of sexual assault laws.

13 Tips For Safer Outdoor Exercise

Avital Zeisler | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Avital Zeisler

Spring is here, and many of us are drawn outside for some well deserved fresh air and exercise. The following list outlines some very basic, common sense safety tips, so that you may enjoy your freedom and get in shape for summer.

Situational Awareness: A Key to Your Safety

Avital Zeisler | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

In simple terms, Situational Awareness is being more aware of your surroundings. The real question is, can you develop a sixth sense for danger, while still being able to enjoy each and every moment?

Catharsis: My Poem

Avital Zeisler | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Avital Zeisler

The concept of catharsis was introduced by Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) in his Poetics, as a means to offer an outlet for powerful feelings through the re...

Female Survival Mindset

Avital Zeisler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

I'm sure most of us can recall a time when we felt that we had managed to avoid a potentially violent incident and breathed a little sigh of relief. Rather than hoping we are one of the lucky ones (and not a statistic), we must act and take control of our own safety.