It’s the day after the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and it has come on the heels of so much revolution. The highlight was a news clip of Egyptian women protesting their right to better treatment and representation in what will be their new government. They demand to be a part of the revolution.…

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If you live in a big city like LA or NY, it seems that every news cast begins with a compulsory report of a sensational and grim homicide or a live feed from a car chase. When I moved to Seattle from LA, I noticed it has it’s own unique brand of leading stories: woman…

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After many educational Mr. Wrongs, I met a very special man on-line. Unlike anyone I have ever met before, there was a moment on our first date where I felt as if we had finally been reunited after many years of searching for each other. When that happened, I knew instantly. I experienced that much…

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I think our culture’s approach to women’s safety is all wrong. If you’re trying to figure out how to make something float, you can’t focus on the sinking problem. By emphasizing the need for women to learn how to fight, we’re saying the problem is that we’re physically weaker and lack the combat skills of…

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Don’t get me wrong, I am a HUGE fan of self-defense classes. The more the better! I think it’s important though, in the spirit of realism, that women understand the confidence they gain from the experience will be the weapon of choice. Going to classes should never take the place of awareness and good old-fashioned…

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As an adult, have you ever felt completely wronged by someone? Have you ever felt like something was 100% someone else’s fault? I’m not talking about getting rear-ended in traffic, I’m talking about the profound issues like violation of your personal space. When you experience a loss of control, it is often accompanied by a…

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