President Biden says that the US presence in Afghanistan has cost the US too much money over the past 20 years. But what if US military peacekeeping efforts were funded from solving problems at home?

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Replacing paternal structures with maternal ones is not the only choice.


On the discomfort of men when talking about violence against women

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1 in 3 Women and Girls Experience Physical or Sexual Violence in Their Lifetimes, Mostly by An Intimate Partner


Why we’re supporting the campaign by Mujeres Amazónicas demanding justice for Indigenous Land Defender María Taant

Original artwork by Saskia Deschan for Pretty Deadly Self Defense © 2021; used by Mujeres Amazónicas with permission by the artist


The most important word in self defense programming

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Thanks to our partners at Aurat Raaj, Pretty Deadly Self Defense has been working with Pakistan youth group The Mirror, to develop a self defense against street harassment workshop the members of The Mirror can bring directly to their communities.


A new study claims to have found the real reason domestic violence spikes after major sporting events

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Women often make caring for ageing family a part of their longterm planning


Are you, though?

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Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing apps’ SOS button hasn’t improved user safety. Here’s what they can do about it.

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The difference between helping, protecting, and just being considerate

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Susie Kahlich

Founder of Pretty Deadly Self Defense @ prettydeadlyselfdefense.com // Former producer of art podcast Artipoeus: art you can hear @ artipoeus.com

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