"The [six-inch] stiletto heel punctured the victim’s cheek and had to be pulled out of her face." — from a Lincoln, Nebraska police report about an incident between two women that happened after a baby shower. » 8/19/13 7:45pm 8/19/13 7:45pm

Wasabi Pants Are as Scary as They Sound

Humans have been on this planet for so long that you'd think we'd have already come up with every possible combination of objects with which to hurt each other—and yet we continue to create new and ever more bizarre weapons. The latest innovation comes courtesy of a man in Barnstable, Massachusetts, who got mad at his… » 6/13/12 10:00pm 6/13/12 10:00pm

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

For The Lady Who Has Everything, How About Some Blinged-Out Pepper…

Is regular pepper spray a bit too drab for your tastes? Then head over to Guardian Girls, where this year's It Weapon is available covered in Swarovski crystals for $74.95. The site also sells a taser for $369.95. It, sadly, is bling-free. » 12/19/11 4:50pm 12/19/11 4:50pm

What You Should Know About Pepper Spray, The 'Food Product' That Can…

Megyn Kelly's claim that pepper spray is "a food product, essentially" has quickly become infamous. Let's take a look at the ways this "food product" fucks people up. » 11/22/11 4:40pm 11/22/11 4:40pm

Annie Get Your Gun

As PBS' documentary Annie Oakley showed last night, the famed "Little Sure Shot" sharpshooter was a walking, heat-packing contradiction: an advocate of women's self-defense and equal pay, she also didn't believe in female suffrage. [PBS] » 4/07/09 12:45pm 4/07/09 12:45pm

Artist Peter Gronquist opened a show in Los Angeles called "The Revolution Will Be Fabulous" in which he featured a bunch of stuff that can kill people — electric chairs, hand grenades, rocket launchers, machine guns — that he turned into designer knockoffs, like this "Louis Vuitton chainsaw" at left. [Dvice via … » 5/06/08 6:20pm 5/06/08 6:20pm