The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 April 2005

The womanly art of self-defense

You want to "Take Back the Night"? Jacqueline has a recommendation:

If feminists are serious about empowering women against violence and sexual assault, their time and money would be far better spent organizing (and advertising widely!) subsidized defensive handgun classes for women than putting on hostile, exclusionary marches. Unfortunately it appears that the feminist movement is too wedded to the political left — the main group pushing gun control — to consider that seriously as a primary strategy.

Given my own position on gun control — I'll control mine, you control yours — I'm thinking this is (1) an excellent idea and (2) therefore not likely to be considered by the blah-blah sisterhood.

Posted at 10:47 AM to Table for One


The blah-blah sisterhood-- That's funny!

Posted by: Donna at 1:10 PM on 22 April 2005