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๐—ช๐—ข๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—™ ๐——๐—˜๐—™๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ.....๐—” ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—•๐—๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ.




Advertising for women's only Self Defence classes can be problematic for several reasons, and there are common myths surrounding this that need to be addressed.



Women-only self defence can perpetuate the stereotype that women are inherently vulnerable and in need of special protection. This can reinforce gender norms and overlook the fact that people of all genders can benefit from learning self defence. It also excludes men and non binary individuals who may also face threats to their safety and could benefit from inclusive Self Defence training.



Focusing exclusively on women's Self Defence may divert attention away from addressing the root causes of violence against women, such as gender inequality, societal attitudes, and systemic issues like misogyny and patriarchy. While Self Defence training can be empowering, it should be complemented by broader efforts to address these underlying factors and promote gender equality.



Women only Self Defence may inadvertently promote a false sense of security by suggesting that physical techniques alone are sufficient to prevent or mitigate violence. In reality, Self Defence is just one aspect of a comprehensive approach to personal safety.



There's a risk that women only Self Defence may inadvertently reinforce victim blaming attitudes by suggesting that people who experience violence are somehow responsible for their own safety if they haven't undergone such training.


This perspective shifts the focus away from holding perpetrators accountable for their actions and places undue burden on potential victims to protect themselves.



By segregating Self Defence training by gender, there's a risk of overlooking the diverse experiences and needs of individuals within the broader community. Men, non-binary individuals, and transgender individuals may also face threats to their safety and could benefit from inclusive Self Defence classes that address their specific concerns and experiences.



Instead of segregating Self Defence training by gender, there's an opportunity to promote inclusive, co-educational classes that provide comprehensive instruction on Self Defence while also addressing broader issues of violence prevention, bystander intervention, consent, and healthy relationships. By bringing people of all genders together, these classes can foster empathy, understanding, and solidarity in the fight against gender-based violence.



In summary, while women only Self Defence classes may be well intentioned, they can be problematic due to their exclusionary nature, failure to address root causes of violence, promotion of a false sense of security, reinforcement of victim blaming attitudes, limited scope, and missed opportunity for education and inclusivity. Instead, efforts should be directed towards promoting comprehensive, inclusive approaches to Self Defence and violence prevention that address the needs of all individuals regardless of gender.



Now having said that.....some women prefer all female classes which is understandable but there should not be a self defence system that works for females only!!

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