This female reader wants women to fight back—literally:
I’ve argued with many newer feminists when debating the notion of self defense. Self defense and resistance as rape prevention are real and effective solutions supported by research[*]. Yet many newer feminists view even the very idea as victim blaming. I think this is a problem within many social movements today. In the interest of maintaining a united front, all nuance and subtlety is ignored!
And it completely ignores the historical significance of self defense in feminism from the ‘70s and ‘80s.