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Self Défense

Malawi Girls Take Self Defense Classes To Combat Widespread Sexual Violence

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

Sexual violence against girls and young women is a common and widely accepted part of life in Malawi. With its self-defense classes for schoolchildren...

See Worry As Self-Harassment And Fear As A Friend

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Kare Anderson

"Whenever you've felt profound fear, it was usually linked to the presence of danger, imminent pain or death, said security firm founder and author of...

The Right to Bear Harm

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.21.2016 | Crime
Samuel C. Spitale

In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in the name of p...

A Fighting Chance - Filipina Women Fighting Sexual Assault

Kuro Tawil | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Girls with their Kuros! pepper spray cans - Photo by Danny Pata When I started Kuros! three years ago, we had one goal: get pepper spray into the han...

The State of the Gun Union -- Concealed Carry in the US

Eric Korn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Eric Korn

A recent ruling by a federal judge that struck down certain provisions of Washington D.C.'s concealed carry law as "likely unconstitutional" in the case of Grace v. District of Columbia has spurred on a needed conversation on the topic of firearms rights for the private citizen.

Part III, Questions Unanswered

Justin Curmi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

The last paper I have written, Revision of the Bill of Rights, part III, has garner interesting opinions and perspectives on the matter. Yet, I think ...

Guns Are Rarely Used in Self-Defense

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The fact is that the use of guns in self-defense in America bears little resemblance to the false claims made by the NRA and its gun industry partners. Perhaps most striking is that in a nation of more than 300 million guns, how rarely firearms are used in self-defense.

Armed Crime Deterrence in Metropolitan America: Making the Patchwork More Transparent

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.22.2016 | Crime
Dennis Santiago

I've grown tired of positional arguments about guns. I understand the emotional passions that surround them, but I do not agree that satisfying those emotions has much bearing or merit on what's right for making sound public policy when it comes to how firearms figure into managing public safety and crime deterrence in the United States.

Woman Accused Of Murdering Her Abusive Ex Found Not Guilty

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Twelve jurors found Cherelle Baldwin not guilty of murder on Thursday in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Brown. Baldwin ...

Jury Begins Deliberations In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Killing Her Alleged Abuser

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of Cherelle Baldwin, a young woman accused of killing her allegedly abusive ex-boyfr...

Woman On Trial In Ex-Boyfriend's Murder Testifies He Was 'Controlling, Abusive'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.22.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Cherelle Baldwin held back tears Tuesday as she told a jury how her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Brown whipped her with his belt and the...

This Woman Is On Trial For Killing A Man She Says Tried To Kill Her

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.21.2016 | Black Voices

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As she awaited her day in court, held on $1 million bail, Cherelle Baldwin missed milestones. Her son’s second birthday, then ...

The 4 Self-Defense Moves Everybody Should Know

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living

When it comes to protecting yourself, you can never play it too safe. Whether you live on a college campus, city street or suburban roundabout, it's ...

You Can Never Be Too Safe: 7 Tips to Protect Yourself

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

It's never too late to think about arming yourself with some ways to protect yourself. Here are seven things you should think about to ensure your safety.

Honor Dr. King By Rejecting Violence in All Its Forms

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Not only is violence sanctioned in the American legal fabric, but when efforts are made to curb violence through lawful means, the gun lobby and its sycophants in and out of the media resist such efforts on a continuous and usually successful basis.

Stop Hiding Behind the Second Amendment

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

If the Second Amendment doesn't protect an individual right to own a gun, we don't need to repeal or amend it in order to establish major gun control laws. We must remember that this tale is the NRA's doing, not the Founders of the Constitution, and that it is rooted in fear.

Aikido Master Demonstrates The One Self-Defense Move Everyone Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime

If you come across someone with a blade -- whether it's a knife or a sword or anything else -- the best move is the one almost anyone can learn in a m...

Amid Rising Fear, Muslim Women Arm Themselves With Self-Defense

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women

A steady stream of Muslim women filled a large studio in Manhattan on Saturday evening, awaiting an introductory lesson in self-defense. Most of them ...

Fox News Wants Your Kids To Stop A Gunman With Their Bare Hands

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media

When there's a shooting at your child's school, you probably don't want him or her to try to physically overtake the gunman. But on the off chance you...

Concealed Handgun Laws -- (Fire)Power to the People?

SpearIt | Posted 11.18.2015 | Crime

The proliferation of gun laws that permit civilians to carry a concealed firearm triggers many important questions. For starters, what are the social effects of more citizens packing more heat?

Guns on Campus: F-

Charlie Allenson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

Assaults don't happen like they do in the movies or on TV, where the victim has plenty of time to draw down on the bad guy. Physical assaults can be fast, brutal and leave you stunned in a heartbeat with no chance to react defensively, weapon or not -- even on a college campus.

Need-to-Know Survival Skills From a Former Navy SEAL

The Active Times | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

No doubt, these types of skills are certainly good to have, but Clint Emerson a retired Navy SEAL and author of 100 DEADLY SKILLS: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation, feels there are others that are far more necessary.

The Gun Lobby's Own Publications Expose the Fantasy of the 'Good Guy With a Gun'

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Last week the pro-gun gang received a shot in the arm from a story out of Detroit where a legally-armed private citizen yanked out a gun and shot a man who was running away from a bank with a pile of cash.

The NRA's Favorite Doctor Is At It Again

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA has been pissing and moaning about public health and clinical views on gun violence for more than 20 years, and Wheeler is often quoted whenever relevant research is published and, in time-honored fashion, the media needs a comment from the "other side."

'Good Guy With a Gun' Stories Are a Lot Less Common Than the NRA Wants You to Believe

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Every time there's a mass shooting, it ignites the debate about whether guns make us more or less safe. And even though the NRA has been surprisingly silent since the Charleston massacre, they have plenty of surrogates running the virtues of the 'armed citizen' up the rhetorical flagpole