The Feminist Corner Blog

October 9, 2019

"Why doesn't she just leave?"  This may be the most common question asked about domestic violence.  It can be a particularly difficult concept to understand for those of us in the self-defense field who are focused on helping women learn to fight back physically agains...

Learn a little bit about the many ways you can use everyday items to protect yourself.

What do you need to know about weapons, and what are the best ways to keep yourself safe?

Although I'm a rabidly political gal, I've tried to keep that stuff primarily to my personal page, and have the Women's Self-Defense Initiative social media pages stay neutral.  That ALL women deserve to be free from violence - whether they're a full-blown raging liber...

Welcome to June!  After the long, dreary winter (and the nearly non-existent spring!) I wasn't sure we were ever going to make it to summer!  Among many other terrific things going on this month, June is also LGBTQ Pride Month!  So let me first address the elephant in...

I'm that rare breed of animal.  I'm a hardcore liberal that owns guns.  In a perfect world, this would allow me to navigate both sides, uniting them harmoniously to discuss their differences and solve the gun violence problem together.  Of course it's NOT a perfect wor...

I just finished reading this book, and I was inspired to share it with you.  Originally published in 2009, it's obviously still relevant today.  "Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters" was written by Peter Langman, a psychologist with over twenty years exp...

I love the word "badass", especially in relation to women!  It conjures up images of strong, independent, take-no-prisoners gals.  Between you and me, I so badly want to be Milla Jovovich in the Resident Evil movies!  But considering both my strong love of a good meal...

I have an embarrassing confession to make.  When my kids were little, I taught them "stranger danger". It's quick.  It's simple.  It's easy to remember.  It RHYMES, for heaven's sake!  It's adorable!  The problem, of course, is that it really doesn't do squat in the wa...

I talk to a lot of women every day, and one of the most common reasons I hear for not taking a self-defense class is, "Oh, I'm in such terrible shape!"  So...do you have to be in great shape to defend yourself from an attacker?  Is being super-skinny and ultra-toned a...

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