Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor Joanne Factor of Strategic Living in Self-defense offers five questions to help decide whether any specific piece of advice is empowering and worth adding to you self-defense toolkit.
1. Is it based on reality?
2. Does it give you tools you can use?
3. Does it make your life bigger?
4. Does it avoid blaming those targeted for attack?
5. Does it prioritize self-determination?
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