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  • Tanima
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    You must wonder why a topic such important is here, in a debate blog. Well let me introduce to some points.
    Proposal 1: in such a situation, where every day our report on rape cases are getting higher, girls must master self defense moves to continue defense against crime.
    Proposal 2:we , here are talking about women safety, gender equality and so on. How a country can be called safe for women if our women have to be in a constant fear of rape and assault that they need to master some self defense tactics not some friendy bonds? Can we call our home safe if we have to learn to fight for survival?

    Gayatri Somvanshi
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    We are living in a country where people have raped her in buses and temples so it’s no doubt self defence is an essential skill we need to learn. We need to learn to protect ourselves in any unsafe situation even though we can’t match with the strength of man but it’s also not that we can’t defeat him. Self defence is a skill that should actually be included in our life as a daily thing to learn .
    In places like school and colleges many seminars are taken occasionally but I feel they are not too fruitful. I feel that self defence should be just taught everyday like other subjects. It’s just like if you are teaching maths and english daily the child will naturally be good at mathematics and english will naturally be on his tongue so he won’t get flustered to communicate in English.Same goes for self defence .In situations like this women will naturally get flustered but if you look at women who already have mastered the skills of boxing , karate there body will naturally respond to this danger.
    Coming to the second point of debate there is no doubt that our country has failed to protect us and it’s sad that in our own home country we have can’t live freely and need to be vary of our dressing style , walking style and even can’t go to certain places. Though there are countless so-called helplines provided by the government , it’s often found that those helplines never work on time and who knows, the first thing the troublemaker does is snatch your mobile. So the best thing is to learn skills accordingly to protect ourselves. Now keeping aside the outside situation let’s talk about the situation inside. We all are aware of the fact that most of the times rape is committed my our pwn trusted people.People who are part of our family ,friend circle or work .So in these cases we need to know the ways to defend ourselves.
    Key is to normalise women participating in sports like karate ,boxing and wrestling. We have always thought that girls play with dolls but this mindset needs to be changed and we need to fight .

    Yash Tiwari
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    Do we need self-defense classes for women? Well, the statistics show that one in four female students on any university campus will be a victim of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault before she graduates. This is supposedly three times more than women who are not on college campuses. A woman’s empowerment starts with her ability to protect herself, both in mind and body. Some women advocates, therefore, see self-defense as a powerful means for social activism. Nevertheless, we are going to talk about some of the reasons why women need to learn self-defense.

    Self-defense is the ability to protect yourself from the harmful actions of others. This freedom can allow women to feel more peace and less stressed. Playing around with techniques allows a woman to eventually feel comfortable and confident in her abilities. A feeling of comfort with the self-defense techniques allows her to have the most important part of self-defense, self-confidence. The benefits of self-defense for women include the ability to venture out more into potentially dangerous areas with increased confidence, knowing self-defense techniques, and building self-confidence.

    Given the recent spotlight on campus sexual assault, it’s likely that women will sign up for self-defense courses in droves. But to create a real difference in its students’ attitudes and behaviors, a self-defense class must be more than just a physical drill or the latest fashion fad. Unfortunately, many instructors give only enough instruction to ensure their students can function in fights, and do not help their students develop the internal resources they need for personal empowerment.
    In the long run, we can’t depend on the people around us to keep us safe. Our families are busy with their own lives. We can’t expect cops, security guards, or bouncers to always be around when we need them. It’s up to us to defend ourselves, and that responsibility doesn’t end in adulthood. Many victims are children just out of high school. We should teach them self-defense too–but it has to start with us as grown women learning to defend ourselves.

    At a time when women are taking back the night, feminists everywhere are discovering that personal safety is as important to activism as it is to everyday life. Knowing how to defend yourself physically and psychologically is not only empowering but gives you a sense of security and freedom in the world. Women can benefit from this in many ways including empowering themselves, self-defense skills you will have a sense of confidence to get out of a dangerous situation, women who want to be able to protect themselves.

    Manpreet Singh
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    It is indeed a very serious issue that has been raised. Women in India, where the safety is abysmally low and the crime rate is extremely high, must be given proper self-defense training. Even the Indian Penal code or IPC has an independent chapter called ‘private defense’. The whole idea of self-defense in law is based on the fact that the administrations or the police cannot be expected to or is not 100% capable to make safe each individual in the society, so in the case where the person feels that their own life is in threat, then he can take necessary required action instead of sacrificing its own life.
    So what is stopping the same principle to be applied when it came to women? Especially when in India, a woman gets raped every few seconds. Now the criticizers will complain that self-defense is not for females as it will make the harder or manlike. These archaic notions have no place in the modern world and need to be shed alone. Today when women are participating in defense and combat roles, the boundaries between gender roles are vanishing day by day. Those who are against it are only trying to protect their own pride which they associate with the patriarchal setup.
    We must understand that the whole situation is so critical and it needs to be addressed soon. We can not see our women being violated in daylight as a routine. The perpetrators get encouragement because they feel that the opposite gender is tender and can be controlled very easily. We have to break this evil cycle and their false confidence. I feel that self-defense should be included in schools at a very young age itself, it would not harm even if we make it compulsory. With proper self-defense training, we can groom our women to be confident members of our society. Proper self-defense training can solve many problems.

    nehachitroda
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    IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN SELF DEFENSE
    Self-defense is a wider term that includes
    Physical i.e., use of physical force to counter a threat of violence. They can be armed, where the use of a variety of weapons are used in self-defense. Everyday objects used by women for self-defense can be hair sprays, cans, lighter, pepper sprays, etc. Unarmed self-defense includes martial arts. Verbal self-defense is using words to prevent, or end an assault.
    Self-defense is of utmost importance in the kind of world we live in today. Women usually referred to as the weaker sex, are considered easier targets. In a country like India where the cases of gender violence are rising, out of which many go unreported, self-defense for women has become a necessity more than ever.
    Self-defense is a vital part of any woman, be it in any place or any situation. This education must be given right from their early age. Women’s safety is in their hands, whether how much ever can someone does but what you yourself can do no one can do it for you that effectively. There is a very much need for defense techniques to be known and learned by every woman whether it’s a small girl or an adult woman. It has to be made mandatory for girls to learn any form of self-defense techniques like judo, martial arts, a basic defensive technique so that safety and protection lie in their hands.
    Many are cases where a girl can’t defend herself because she is not confident or she thinks that defending is not her skill, but it’s a myth that women can’t defend themselves, the reality is women can only defend themselves more accurately and effectively. The women should be aware of the strategies to be adopted under different adverse circumstances. For e.g., if at home such an attack happens then you can use chili powder or any utensil or rolling pin.
    There are institutions that develop awareness for self-defense among women. Many of them take initiative and organize workshops, roadshows, demonstrations to bring awareness among women. So, we can conclude that self-defense is a must in today’s times where each day women have to face unwanted situations and to protect themselves, and to do so they need to learn.

    anshika agarwal
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    I never understand that why women needs a self defense learning in the society. Like men, women are also the part of the society, they are also human beings. So when, nothing is going to happen to men and they are safe and they don’t need to learn any self defense technique then why women needs it. Why they can’t walk safely at night without a pepper spray or any fear?
    But when we see the bitter side of society we learn and know the importance of self defense among women. Self defense is basically a technique through which women can save themselves from major crimes happening to them which ruin their life completely. Self defense learning has become important for them. In today’s society women’s chilling and going out late at night has become difficult. It is treated as a bad behavior and unacceptable by the society. Why society everytime judges the women only?
    Whenever we pickup our daily newspaper it is filled up with rapes, acid attacks on women. Rape cases are getting higher. Self defense learning should be start from schools for girls and it is treated as a subject. So they can save themselves from any mishappening. When they had learnt any self defense teachnique then they can use that very cleverly in bad situation. There should be coachings of self defense for girls in all remote areas as well as districts.
    When a girl is small and going to school she has taught so many things to behave in the norms set by the so called society. She should wear proper clothes so that no boy can attract towards her cloth. Like seriously, a small girl can give invitation to the boys to do something wrong with her through her clothes. They are told not to have a friendly bonds with boys. Why? If she has more male friends then she can be rapped? Why girls live in the fear of getting raped by someone? What’s the mistake of the new born baby girl who has been rapped? She don’t know anybody in the society, she hadn’t weared short dresses, she hadn’t fight with everyone.
    Men throws acid on a woman who is getting married. Why? Because she had rejected their proposals. Just a negligence of their proposal they don’t have any right to destroy her life. Even if she heals up with the things they are still impatient.
    Even homes are not safe for girls, we had read so many cases in newspapers that their family members are raping the them. What should women do now? Where did they go to live?
    In this patriarchy society man just wants woman to live at home, treat his family nicely, never argue on things and raise their children well. They don’t want a wife they want a slave who can just do whatever he wishes. When women argues their ego hurts and as a result of which she is beaten or burnt or thrown out of a house. The day women learn to give a tight slap on men’s face whenever they do anything wrong to them, they will be free.
    Self defense should be a must technique girla should learnt it as a game and they should be raised so confident by the society so whenever a boy or someone does something wrong to them they can use their techniques very well and teach him a lesson. A single girls bravery set examples to many.

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    In today’s generation every women should learn self defense. It also helps in physical fitness and it develops confidence in women’s. I totally agree that women deserve to be aware of the proper skills that they can use to defend themselves when danger attacks. Girls loves going out with her friends. There are times that they goes home at night, so it’s important to ensure that she knows how she can defend herself should something happens. Now-a-days women’s are not safe at night. If someone sees girl alone at night they do misbehave with the them. And we all know that rape cases are increasing mostly because of night time. Because of this every women should learn self-defense atleast basics. If women learn self-defense they can fight there own with such people who misbehave with them. Then they also will understand women are strong to fight there own problems. Government should arrange free institutions for the girls who can’t afford the fees for the class of self-defense. It is important to fight back in every situation. If you fight back, defend yourself then there will be great lesson for attackers. Society thinks that if women fight back it will be worse for yourself this is absolutely wrong. We should not be scared of thinking this it will be become worse for yourself thinking like this we will never fight for yourself. Women need to understand they are strong and by learning self-defense they can fight back in every situation. Self-defense teaches you discipline and it mainly helps in professionally life it keep us clam and gives us power to control the situations for ourselves. By learning self-defense it gives us confidence and power.

    arunakaleeswaran
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    Self defence is so much important for each and everyone in today’s world. Particularly, for women, self defense is a key that can unlock herself from the situation she is physically locked. Self defense not only includes activities like karate and teakwondo but also some mental presence of mind that can make her think what she has to do at that particular moment. By saying presence of mind I mean, even using the pepper spray she has in her bag must be clicked on her mind. Panicking at the time she is being attacked does not help her in the situation but bravely giving back helps. In the current period, women being raped, harassed and attacked are the cases that is not yet seen with a finale. In this situation, women need physical and mental self defending abilities.

    preety agarwal
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    Women self defense is quite important in today’s scenario. When there are so much increase in sexual harassment against women. Thwy need to be more aware more bold and more actionable. That time’s have gone when they need to live in fear of society.

    Mayuravarshini Mohana
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    A lot of healthy and constructive discussion surrounding women’s rights and safety have begun impacting a positive change in society. However, the theoretical space around women’s empowerment and safety is progressing at a much faster rate than its corresponding effect on reality. It certainly does take time for the world to fully mature into a safe and healthy space for women. Nevertheless, it is all the more important to remain persistent in educating people, actively discussing female oppression and voicing out the concerns of women.

    Women should have equal opportunities as men to live and experience the world. Predominately, her choices, be it choosing a career or deciding on something quotidian, are primarily made based on what is safe and what is not. A poetically spirited woman might desire to stroll along the beach at night to enjoy the cold wind, but wouldn’t do so on account of ascertaining her safety. For the same reason a talented youngster might turn down her dream job at a reputed company if she is asked to work in the night shift. That said, there are certain places in India which are considerably safer for women, but such exclusivity only helps a small group of women.

    Training in self-defense is an empowering way to break the curfew. It gives women the confidence to venture out, knowing that they are equipped to defend themselves from attack. When safety is no longer a major concern, women become freer to pursue their passions. Self-defense works on a more holistic level, where it gives one the mental and physical strength required to face challenges. It also makes an important statement that women aren’t vulnerable. They aren’t weak as they are made out to be. As a bonus, it would most certainly discourage a lot of benevolent sexism from family and friends who insist that a male member ‘escort’ her so as to keep her protected.

    No thanks, she can take care of herself.

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