Earlier this month, my friend and I found ourselves punching tufts of air while hysterically laughing throughout our first self-defense class. At 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I was pumped to punch some pretend perpetrators and learn how to become more acutely aware of my surroundings.
I consider myself a human suffering from “small dog syndrome,” meaning I think I am bigger and take up more space than I actually do. While this can sometimes get me into trouble, my self-defense instructor would most likely say this defect is the best thing a 5’2″ woman can be blessed with.
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Ladies, it is time to chew bubblegum and to kick ass. And we are all out of bubblegum, kick, and ass! These are five self-defense books so bad that by the time you’re done reading them, you’ll be dead. Keep reading »
Last week, we were kvelling about Shyane DeJesus, a 22-year-old college student in New York City who fought back when she was groped by a man while waiting for a subway. And she didn’t let the guy who lifted up her dress and slid his hand under her skirt get away when a train arrived: she followed him on the train, punched and kicked him, and shoved her Blackberry in his face to snap pictures. “I’m glad I fought back. I’m going to defend myself,” she told the New York Post. “I want him on the list for sex offenders.”
Well, it seems like Shyane DeJesus might just get her wish. The alleged subway groper, Froylan Andrade, 39, was arrested on Sunday after he was turned in by his brother. Keep reading »
We get some weird email here at The Frisky and the weirdest one I’ve received today is definitely the main item from yesterday’s Today’s Lady News column … animated. Yes, someone animated the news item about 22-year-old Shyane DeJesus, the woman who beat the crap out of a man who groped her on the New York City subway. Shyane DeJesus also shoved her phone in his face and snapped photos, so hopefully cops can catch this perv. Sexual assault is not a laughing matter, yet something about the awkward blob-people in the animation treatment is … funny. Hey, whatever gets more people educated. [BigAppleDaily.TV] Keep reading »
Would you wear a belt buckle that doubles as a weapon? A bracelet that could cut a bitch? Then you’ll probably want to check out Hurt Couture’s line of pain- and hurt-inducing accessories. Made by designer Erik Nelson, Hurt Couture’s collection of (literally) kick-ass accessories also double as self-defense mechanisms. Keep reading »
If you ask us, a little pepper spray isn’t such a bad thing. We wouldn’t want it in our eyes, but we definitely like to have some in our purse just in case. There is, however, a problem with pepper spray: it generally comes in ugly containers. Well, not anymore. Pick up your very own pepper spray ring and keep bad guys at bay with a quick shot to the eyes. We were skeptical at first, fearing that clumsiness would result in some self-spraying, but the self-defense ring has a safety switch, so we’re fully on the bandwagon. [$28, BodySecurity.com]
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