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.
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.
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.