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June 09, 2014

New Miss USA Angers Feminists (What Else Is New) By Suggesting That Women Should Take Self-Defense Classes As a Way to Reduce the Risks of Sexual Assault

So, so dumb.

Nia Sanchez won the Miss USA pageant Saturday. She's a fourth degree blackbelt in tae kwon do, having studied it for 12 years. She was asked, out of the blue, about the rape in America, and answered that a women's self-defense class might help women feel safe "walking to your car at night."

Well, that was of course the wrong answer. The right answer is that we're supposed to tell rapists that rape is wrong. Or teach women the martial art of fluid-fu.

Here is a sample objection-- they were all exactly this way.

Miss Nevada described how individuals need to protect themselves from rape, instead of teaching others not to rape. Stop the victim blaming. Haley Ploucha (@hallepalouka) June 09, 2014


Video of her incredibly anodyne answer here.


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