Robert Kerin-SL1105D-26M-Individual assignment - Week 4

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P a g e | 1 Robert L. Kerin SL1105D-26M Week 4 Individual Work Assignment Self Defense Targeted for Women 9/5/2009 I have always wanted to start up my own dojo and the topic of Self Defense for women has always been an interest. Now that I have found this paper, and have done the reading of it. Though I can only take credit for the topic, all the facts here within are not my findings, though they are double checked for accuracy, I have to give credit for the base research and fact finding to Laura Ann Kamienski she is a 1 st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I will be purposing this paper as a class proposal to the owner of the Dojo 3 rd Degree Tom Neiring. In the past twenty years, there has been an explosion of available information and data about violence against women. In reviewing both this data and the content of martial arts based women's self-defense courses, I discovered an alarming disconnection between what is being taught and the reality of assaults women and girls experience. Survivors of sexual assault are stepping up more than ever to tell their stories. Most self-defense courses for women I reviewed did not reflect the data or the actual experiences of these women and girls. This included those courses that claimed to consider current statistics and information about violence against women. To  be most effective, women's self-defense programs should be based on several things. The first of these is knowledge of actual attacks. 1 Women take self-defense courses for a variety of reasons, but underlying all of them is the reality of specific kinds of violence. Sexual assault and domestic violence are, by far, the most common types of violence women experience. According to a 1995 study on violence against women conducted by the United States Department of Justice: Women age 12 or older annually sustained almost 5 million violent victimizations in 1992 and 1993. About three-quarters of all lone-offender violence against women and 45% of violence involving multiple-offenders was perpetrated by offenders whom the
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P a g e | 2 victim knew. In 29% of all violence against women by a lone offender, the perpetrator was an intimate (husband, ex-husband, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend). Women were about 6 times more likely than men to experience violence committed by an intimate. Women annually reported about 500,000 rapes and sexual assaults to interviewers. Friends or acquaintances of the victims committed over half of these rapes or sexual assaults. Strangers were responsible for about 1 in 5. 2 Our country has ignorance about the violence women face. From advertising to news reporting, movies to television, violence against women (and how women respond to that violence) are flagrantly misrepresented. Rapists are most often portrayed as dirty, smelly, psychotic strangers who jump, unannounced, from behind bushes. Their physical features are sometimes exaggerated to the point of becoming huge ape like monsters with big teeth and hairy
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2009 for the course SL SL1105D taught by Professor Unknown during the Summer '09 term at Everest University.

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