Chris Roberts

It is Rape, so Call it Rape!

rape"It is Rape, so Call it Rape!"  The moment I bring up the word "rape" most people cringe, but when I bring up the term "sexual assault" people seem a little less apprehensive to talk about it.  Why?  This is something I have thought about for the past 25 years of teaching self-defence but have never written about it in this much depth, but with the #MeToo movement having sparked further discussion the past couple years, I felt it a good time.  When SAFE International™ teaches self-defense to teenagers in schools, it is not uncommon for a teacher to tell us it is okay to bring up the term "sexual assault," but please do not use the term, "rape." When asked why, most do not have an answer other than saying they find the te...
Chris Roberts

Anti-Rape Underwear Good or Bad Idea?

Anti-Rape Underwear Good or Bad Idea?
One of my friends posted a video today that has garnered a lot of attention, both positive and negative, and it interested me enough to blog about it.  I have taught self defense for the past 21 years and have seen many new products come and go, but these Anti-Rape Underwear are one that, to say the least, are controversial.  Now being a man, I thought it would be of great value to co-blog this time with Piroska Bata.  I also feel it necessary to say that one of the reasons I have asked a woman to also comment  is because obviously I can’t speak from the position of being female so I felt it important to get another view which is why I have asked Piroska for her opinion.  And by the way, neither one of us was aware ...
Chris Roberts

5 Stupid Comments About RAPE

canstockphoto22501599As a follow up to my blog yesterday titled, "It is Rape, so Call it Rape!" I found the following comments about rape that are beyond ignorant, they are stupid! 1. The 14-year-old victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her 54-year-old rapist.— Todd Baugh, a Montana judge who sentenced a rapist to 30 days in jail Baugh sentenced a teacher who allegedly raped his student to 30 days in prison because the student he raped was “older than her chronological age.” 2. Choose between a “promiscuous culture” and a “safe environment.”— Satyapal Singh, Mumbai police commissioner, after the recent gang rape in Mumbai “We have to strike a balance. On the one hand, you want to have a promiscuous culture, and on the other hand, you want a safe ...
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