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Letters: Self-defense would help women deter attacking men

Self-defense would help women deter attacking men

Why does every conceivable media entity cut off any suggestion that women might have to learn how to defend themselves from attacking men?

In all of the #MeToo information overwhelming the media, no one suggests that women might learn how to defend themselves against men. My questions about this to acquaintances suggest that neither men nor women are eager to even discuss it.

What is wrong with women knowing how to defend themselves against men?

On “Kelly and Ryan,” Miss Universe was being questioned about an event she experienced at home in South Africa. It was a carjacking – apparently not unusual there. She stated that she told the men surrounding her car to take it and anything in it, but to let her go. One of them shoved her into the car, as if to put her in the passenger seat, and she started to say that she had been told to sock an attacker in the throat – and the program was cut off immediately.

We do not know what happened or what became of her, because mention of how women could defend themselves against men is not allowable on media.

Somebody tell me why.

Joan Watkins

Amherst

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