Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada suggests women get self defense training

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/475842788228349952
http://twitter.com/#!/Mistressnancy/status/475858122062708736

Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, was crowned Miss USA on Sunday night. During the pageant, Sanchez, who has a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo, was asked a question about sexual assaults on college campuses. Sanchez suggested that women get training to learn how to defend themselves.

Guess what happened next:

http://twitter.com/#!/MitchBehna/status/475863686502821888

For many, yes, the suggestion that women learn to defend themselves was a ridiculous idea, and it even constituted “victim blaming”:

http://twitter.com/#!/PeterSimon12/status/475840173872148481
http://twitter.com/#!/shereenTshafi/status/475834545124950016
http://twitter.com/#!/KelseyBemus/status/475832941461786625
http://twitter.com/#!/Whatshabbennin/status/475831159193341952

Miss Nevada👎
Sick of hearing "women need to learn selfdefense from sexual violence"
We need a culture we don't have to defend ourselves from— Colleen Gibbons (@GibbonsColleen) June 09, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/elisabenson/status/475829677148631040
http://twitter.com/#!/hayley_lady/status/475852864582348800
http://twitter.com/#!/YamBhands/status/475833019396521984
http://twitter.com/#!/BergenNBaucom/status/475829975934042113
http://twitter.com/#!/CaitCremeens/status/475829316681338881
http://twitter.com/#!/stefawilson/status/475844583663083520

Self-defense training seems to make more sense than certain other ridiculous methods that have been suggested, but apparently many disagree.

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Related:

Did Miss Louisiana say it was a mistake for Obama to release five Taliban leaders from Gitmo?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/09/rape-culture-wins-feminist-freakout-after-miss-nevada-dares-suggest-self-defense-training-for-women/

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