The emphasis on being soft, gentle, and ladylike has discouraged them from developing their physical potential, or expressing anger or aggression in any active or physical way. Females have thus been trained to be good victims. (Searles and Follansbee, 1984)
Self-defense transforms the way it feels to inhabit a female body. (Mc Caughey, 1997, Rentschler, 1999). In order to defend the self, a woman must ‘perceive herself as having value’ over and beyond that of an attacker. Women must first feel ‘entitled’ to be safe and respected.
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