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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 Internationalâ„¢ 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

Staggering Sexual Assault Statistics

1550686666Some staggering Sexual Assault statistics from RAINN that are often argued by many as not possible, but in the 25 years SAFE International has been teaching violence prevention, I have no doubt in these statistics for every first world country!  You can visit  https://www.rainn.org/  for an extensive list & here on www.safeinternational.biz for self defense course options.  Check out our infographic for these statistics... Again, I encourage you to go to the RAINN website for an extensive list of statistics.  SAFE International has taught more than 200,000 people since 1994.  Please review our website to find the course that may be appropriate for you. Keep SAFE! Chris Roberts www.safeintern...
Chris Roberts

Canada's Most Dangerous Cities: Sexual Assault

cornwallI have brought this up briefly in the past but thought worthy of mention again in a bit more detail.  Our business SAFE International has taught self defense to more than 200,000 people since 1994 and while that might sound like a large number, it is just a tiny, miniscule drop in the bucket compared to how many do not learn self defense or even feel they need it.  In previous blogs I have spoken about apathy and denial and how some people do not think or feel they need to learn self defense because they "live in a safe neighbourhood" with no crime, or they feel their loved ones or even dog will protect them if they do fall prey to violence.  Then those times they do find themselves in a violent encounter the go into denial w...
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