Posts tagged "self defense"

Know Your Knife Rights: Why The L.A. Shooting Victim Wasn’t Killed Because Of His Swiss Army Knife

Last night, a Black man in Los Angeles was fatally shot by police officers for carrying a Swiss Army knife. Before I proceed, I want to be clear that someone called the police for assault with a deadly weapon. Perhaps he did assault someone, and in that case, it would be reasonable to arrest him.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 6, 2014

“Men’s Rights” Group Whines About Sexual Assault Awareness Month Self Defense Class

Who could possibly have a problem with free self defense classes hosted by the Glendale, California, Police Department in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

So-called “men’s rights” activists who complain that the classes that teach self-defense skills to girls and women are discriminatory against men.

Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2014

5 Favorite Things I Learned At My Self-Defense Class

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…

Daley Quinn / October 8, 2012

5 Self-Defense Books For Women (Who Want To Lose A Fight)

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.

Cracked / January 15, 2012

Alleged NYC Subway Groper Caught (And Was Turned In By His Brother!)

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:…

Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

The Woman Who Beat Up Her Subway Groper Gets Animation Treatment

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…

Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2011

Choose Your Weapon: Hurt Couture’s Killer Jewelry

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.

Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2010

Crave: Pepper Spray Ring

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 ow…

Lily Q / June 23, 2009