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NCJ Number: 154130 Find in a Library
Title: Exploding the Myth of Self-Defense: A Survival Guide for Every Woman
Author(s): J Fein
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 183
Sponsoring Agency: Torrance Publishing Co
Sebastopol, CA 95473
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929523-01-6
Sale Source: Torrance Publishing Co
P.O. Box 2558
Sebastopol, CA 95473
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Focusing on the philosophy and tactics of self-defense for women, this volume emphasizes the need for women to address and overcome their fears and to prevent and deal with sexual harassment, street safety, acquaintance and stranger rape prevention, and physical self-defense.
Abstract: The author emphasizes the need for women to overcome their fear of rape by addressing their fears of physical fighting and developing personal power. The manual outlines ways to avoid being a target of rape or other violence, how to recognize the signs of a potential attack, how to defuse potentially dangerous situations, and how to be assertive. It also focuses on lethal and nonlethal weapons, street harassment, carjacking, and related safety issues. Additional sections discuss myths many women have believed since childhood, the psychology of empowerment, ways to avoid specific types of violence, and sexual harassment and discrimination in the military and the workplace. Case stories, reference notes, and index
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Confrontation tactics; Martial arts; Personal Security/Self Protection; Rape prevention programs; Self defense; Self defense training; Violence prevention
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