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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Are we going deep enough when we’re looking at toxic masculinity?

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Trans men have different self defense needs at different stages of transition

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What does design for future cities really look like?

The skyline of a large waterfront city at sunset is viewed through a broken chainlink fence. Skyscrapers and a suspension bridge are in the distance, and a highway with cars traveling on it runs along the bay of water.
The skyline of a large waterfront city at sunset is viewed through a broken chainlink fence. Skyscrapers and a suspension bridge are in the distance, and a highway with cars traveling on it runs along the bay of water.
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For Earth Day, I was wondering: can violence against women and girls contribute to climate change? Here’s what I found.

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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