Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls
Women have been sold a bill of goods -- that they are helpless in the face of attack. This is nonsense, asserts author Ellen Snortland, and proceeds to trace her discovery of self-defense techniques and how they changed her life.
In the process, she delves into some provocative questions. Why, for example, are the females of other species fierce regardless of size, and are usually the ones who train their offspring, male and female, in defense and hunting? Why do most human parents fail to teach their daughters what to do if confronted by violence? And with the alarming statistics on violence against women, why aren't more women learning self-defense techniques? Here is an often irreverant, but deadly serious look at how family, religion, history, news and entertainment keep women thinking they are helpless, and how the author and other women have vanquished this self-defeating attitude. Foreword by Gavin de Becker, Author of The Gift of Fear, Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence.
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Review: Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and GirlsUser Review - Sofdog - Goodreads
one of the most powerful and enlightening books i ever read on the state of women in the world and the need to take responsibility for one's own safety Read full review
Review: Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and GirlsUser Review - Bettina - Goodreads
Snortland says at the beginning that this is a more "how-come" book than a "how-to," and I should've paid heed. I didn't lose anything by looking through the book, but I think I had been looking for ... Read full review