These pages cover the basics about common situations faced by too many women. More will be added in the near future. Feel free tocontact Strategic Livingif there are any topics you’d like to see covered.
Planning to be safe is a key component of effective self-defense. ThisSafety Plan(a downloadable PDF) will help you understand what you need. If you currently are in an abusive relationship, please use thissafety planfrom the Eastside Domestic Violence Project.
If you remember the Riot Grrrl movement of the early and mid 1990s, you’ll want to check out this Riot Grrl project:Free to Fightis an interactive self-defense CD and booklet. Instructional as well as music tracks, available here for your listening pleasure.
The best predictors of a woman successfully fighting back against an assailant are first recognizing when an assault is in the making, and second trying one thing after another until she finds what works.
Bart, Pauline B. and Patricia H. O’Brien. Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies. NY: Pergamon Press, 1985