Ann Cahill on the potential of feminist self defense courses

Over at Fit is a Feminist Issue, feminist philosopher Ann Cahill writes, “I worry that when we evaluate self-defense primarily in terms of how effective it is in preventing specific instances of sexual violence, we miss some of its broader possible effects. For me, one of the crucial elements of feminist self-defense courses is that they target, explicitly and concretely, some of the bodily habits that a rape culture imposes on femininely gendered bodies.”

For the full post, see What (Feminist) Self-Defense Courses Can Do