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Give women and girls real safety choices, not fear and fig leaves.

Ruby Reid

January 13, 2014at 11:59 pm

You may have heard about a crowd-funding campaign that recently raised over $50,000 to make "anti-rape" underwear. Anti-rape underwear is a very bad idea in a world full of bad ideas that purport to make women safe. We've got a better idea!

The notion that women should dress differently to keep themselves safe from sexual assault is dangerous and wrong. Clothes do not cause or prevent rape. Rapists cause rape. And rape culture, including the offensive notion that women need to keep their sexuality under lock and key to be safe, perpetuates the myth that women are helpless, that they cannot physically defend themselves.

Impact Bay Area and Impact Personal Safety are 501c3 nonprofit organizations that have been teaching effective boundary setting, personal safety, and physical self-defense skills for over 30 years. Our classes take 3-6 days and the skills last a lifetime.

Please support our "Go Commando" campaign to raise $50,000! Let's offer women and girls REAL safety choices.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love your initiative. This is a fantastic way to empower women. So much stress is put on women's sexuality/physicality- and the more we can empower women to use their bodies to be powerful forces- the better!