Presented Seminar Last Week

Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 09:04 PM

Last week I presented a seminar to older women and I provided them with information that was suited to their physical abilities. Unfortunately, as women (and men) get older, their ability to run and fight are less than optimum. Two of the women had canes and I told them that their canes–if need be–were good weapons. Actually, I recommend that for elderly women, it’s a good idea to carry a cane even if they don’t need one. Also, even though it isn’t as popular as before, I do suggest that women carry pepper spray on their key chains.

Denim Day–April 27–Rape Prevention Program

Friday, April 1, 2011 @ 04:04 PM

Every year since 1999 Peace Over Violence has organized Denim Day in LA & other cities in U.S. It’s a rape prevention education campaign, where the organization asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement and on this day wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault. To make a difference from other women wearing jeans, please
wear White Jeans on April 27.

Going to a Convention

Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 08:03 PM

A few days ago, I spoke to a woman who puts together major conventions throughout the United States and she told me that safety for women at conventions has changed drastically in the last couple of years. As many of you probably know, it’s fairly easy to get into a convention. In many instances, all one has to do is pay a convention fee. This woman told me that one of her associates put down her purse to get some coffee and the next thing she knew was that her purse was gone. She reported it to security and apparently, security knew that there were a group of people, who were easily stealing purses. They’d quickly empty them out and within 15 minutes they would be using people’s credit cards. So be forewarned: no place is really safe and hold on to your purses, as well as lock as much personal identification in the hotel safe.

Crime can strike at any time and at any place

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 05:03 AM
No place is really a safe place. The New York Post on March 15th reports that in Brooklyn, New York, a man raped a woman in her Flushing Avenue apartment as she tried to take her child to school. The woman brought her child outside the building near Humboldt Street at 8:15 am, when the guy grabbed her and forced her back into her apartment, saying, “Get in the house — no one is leaving today.” After the rape, the woman was taken to Woodhull Hospital for her injuries. At this time, no suspect has been identified.