The protection of one’s person or property against some injury attempted by another.
Self-defense is a defense to certain criminal charges as well as to some civil claims. Under both Criminal Law and Tort Law, self-defense is commonly asserted in cases of Homicide, Assault and Battery, and other crimes involving the attempted use of violence against an individual. Statutory and case law governing self-defense is generally the same in tort and criminal law.
Are women safer when they learn self-defence?
Should We Teach Women Rape-Prevention Tactics?
Apparently the Miss USA Pageant Rewards Victim Blaming
Position Statement: Self Defense
All Of The Things Women Are Supposed To Do To Prevent Rape
This thing about feminist self-defence
Changing the Hidden Curriculum of Campus Rape Prevention and Education: Women’s SelfDefense as a Key
A 10-YEAR UPDATE OF “REVIEW AND CRITIQUE OF EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF RAPE AVOIDANCE”
Draft Final Technical Report: The Impact of Victim Self-Protection on Rape Completion and Injury
How to Exercise Our Right to Defend Ourselves without Being Victim-Blaming
Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women
Self-Defense or Assertiveness Training and Women’s Responses to Sexual Attacks
Are women safer when they learn self-defence?Like millions of women, you've probably been told that fighting back would just make things worse? This sounds like a sensible advice... Except, it is not.
Should We Teach Women Rape-Prevention Tactics?According to a new study, teaching women methods for preventing rape could substantially reduce their risk of being raped.
Apparently the Miss USA Pageant Rewards Victim BlamingEffective strategies focus on making change at the system-level. They focus on changing a culture (campus or beyond) that accepts sexual violence. They fight against rape myths that include: “she was assaulted because she didn’t fight back”. Unfortunately, the Miss USA pageant provided a huge stage (literally and figuratively) for that myth to be perpetuated. And Nia Sanchez was greatly rewarded for promoting this victim blaming myth- she was crowned Miss USA.
Position Statement: Self DefenseDARCC is often approached by individuals and companies interested in partnering to teach women self-defense techniques in order to prevent sexual assault. While such strategies may be worthy on their own merit as self-defense, they do not get to the root cause of rape. The key to preventing sexual violence before it happens is addressing root causes.
All Of The Things Women Are Supposed To Do To Prevent RapeIncreased attention to the issue of sexual assault, both here in the United States and abroad, has led to larger conversations about how best to prevent rape. But often, those conversations have a misplaced focus. Instead of coming up with ways to encourage a culture of consent and respect, and crack down on the assailants who violate those boundaries, most of the advice for preventing sexual assault involves coming up with things for women to do to mitigate their risk of being attacked.
This thing about feminist self-defenceOk, so I have to admit I’ve been watching Twitter blow up about feminist self-defence with growing irritation and frustration over the past couple of weeks. As I suppose 140 characters lends itself to, it seems to fast be becoming an argument with an ‘innovative’ ‘new idea’ and the suggestion that anyone questioning it holds a ridiculous straw woman view – that they are incapable of or unwilling to see the benefits in feminist self defence a) because they are too stubborn or b) too distressed about their own experiences of sexual violence.
Changing the Hidden Curriculum of Campus Rape Prevention and Education: Women’s SelfDefense as a Keyhttp://libres.uncg.edu/ir/asu/f/McCaughey_Cermele_Hidden_Curriculum_of_Rape_Prevention%20_2015.pdf
A 10-YEAR UPDATE OF “REVIEW AND CRITIQUE OF EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF RAPE AVOIDANCE”http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/jhamlin/3925/4925HomeComputer/Rape%20myths/10-Year%20Update.pdf
Draft Final Technical Report: The Impact of Victim Self-Protection on Rape Completion and InjuryRape and other sexual assault is prevalent and inflicts serious trauma on its victims, yet prior researchers and law enforcement agencies have failed to provide practical and consistent self-protection advice to potential victims. Researchers have generally agreed that female victims’ resistance is effective for preventing the completion of a rape attempt. Controversy remains, however, concerning the impact of resistance, especially forceful resistance, on whether the victim suffers any additional injuries other than rape itself.
How to Exercise Our Right to Defend Ourselves without Being Victim-BlamingAs we know all too well, women and girls get tons of useless advice about how to “protect” ourselves. And then whether we follow the advice or not, we’re blamed for our own assaults
Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University WomenYoung women attending university1,2 face a substantial risk of being sexually assaulted. The incidence of sexual assault is estimated to be between 20% and 25% over a period of 4 years and to be highest during the first 2 years.3,4 Being sexually assaulted can result in post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, alcohol use, and decreased safer-sex practices, among other negative health outcomes.5 In addition to the specific health consequences for the woman,6 the social and financial costs to society are also high
Self-Defense or Assertiveness Training and Women’s Responses to Sexual Attackshttp://www.itdsystems.com/articles/Self-Defense%20or%20Assertiveness%20Training%20.pdf