Summer is almost officially upon us. The time for drunken 3 am stumbles home, the time for random party hook ups, the time for putting ourselves in generally risky situations for no real reason. This website couldn't have come to my attention at a more perfect time. It's a self defense video geared toward women, especially those of us (like myself) with no martial arts training or even the slightest idea of how to defend themself. It's called 'Just Yell Fire,' as apparently when you yell 'help!' or 'rape!' less people come to your aid than when you yell fire? Really, what kind of culture are we living in?!
The main audience they're going for with this video is high school girls so it can be kinda hokey at times but once you get past the pep talks, it's actually really informative. The tips are pretty awesome and seem like something even my 5'2, 112 pound body could maybe handle. They're also presented in a somewhat easy looking manner as they go step by step in the executions used so that even my somewhat hung over (at the moment) brain could handle as well. The best part about this movie though is that it's FREE and the director encourages you to burn it for all your other lady friends, so they can protect themselves too. The only downside is that it does however take ages to upload. Steal free movies, burn 'em for your friends, just don't be a statistic this summer.
Always looking out for ya,
Jen the intern
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