Wannabe Rapist Threatens U.S. Navy Sailor, Gets His Ass Handed to Him

A feel-good attempted rape story (TGIF): A 21-year-old bus driver tried to kiss a woman in Dubai; when she refused, he pulled out a knife and threatened to rape her, because buses around the world seem to come with a special rape-seating only area these days. The woman, a 28-year-old off-duty United States Navy… » 4/26/13 6:10pm 4/26/13 6:10pm

'Damsel in Defense,' for the Woman Looking for a Feminine Way to Defend…

Being an independent woman is rough, especially if you want to practice non-lethal defense but feel uncomfortable doing so without a sufficient amount of bling. Or at least that's the reasoning behind "Damsel in Defense," a for-profit company — which seems awfully like a multi-level marketing scheme — that employs… » 10/04/12 6:15pm 10/04/12 6:15pm

A Ladies' Primer on The Best Weapons for Self-Defense

Like most people who have watched too many episodes of Law & Order, I'm acutely aware of the danger of being a lady walking alone at night, especially if I'm in a neighborhood frequented by C-list former TV stars. But when I looked into the best ways to protect myself, I was overwhelmed by my options. So you don't… » 1/13/12 6:30pm 1/13/12 6:30pm

Woman Kills Intruder After Asking 911 Operator For Permission To Shoot…

For Sarah McKinley of Blanchard, Oklahoma the past few weeks have been unbelievably harrowing. First, the 18-year-old's husband died of lung cancer on Christmas. Then on New Year's eve two men tried to break in her house while she was home alone with her infant son. One of the men made it through her front door, and… » 1/04/12 11:53pm 1/04/12 11:53pm

The Kardashian Sisters Make Self-Defense Lessons Sexy, Slightly…

Last night on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the girls' high-end clothing store Dash was vandalized during store hours by some crazy who tore up the clothing, threw a soft drink, and destroyed a mannequin. As a preventative measure, the sisters and their employees took a self-defense class, and somehow managed to… » 4/14/08 11:00am 4/14/08 11:00am