Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls

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B3 Books, 1998 - Social Science - 198 pages
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Women are capable of defending themselves and their loved ones--if they learn how. It is not the female's size, it is her culturally induced ignorance that makes her think she is helpless. This book is a clarion call to "sleeping beauties" to wake up and take charge of their own self-defense--both verbal and physical--and celebrates women (and kids) who fought back. Funny and provocative, this is an irreverent but deadly serious look at how family, religion, history, news and entertainment keep women thinking they are defenseless.--From publisher description.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
The Awakening Kiss of Knowledge
9
CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER 3
19
Why Beauty Sleeps The Spells of Home and Hearth
31
The Sleeping Potions of Religion and Science
43
CHAPTER 6
55
CHAPTER 7
65
CHAPTER 11
110
CHAPTER 12
121
CHAPTER 13
130
CHAPTER 14
139
The Kings Messenger and The Village Crier
153
The Kings Entertainment Film TV Music and Fashion
163
CHAPTER 17
175
EPILOGUE
183

Awakening the Word Warrior Defending
77
CHAPTER 9
87
A Womans Home is Her Castle The World Her Playground
101
Healing from Violence
193
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Gavin de Becker is a personal security expert and leading authority on crime and violence predictions. De Becker was the Director of the Special Services Group during Reagan's presidency, and also served on the President's Advisory Board at the U. S. Department of Justice and on the domestic Violence Council Advisory Board. He wrote The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence, a book about trusting instincts in order to avoid dangerous situations. De Becker has written many articles and papers about his expertise and has appeared on such TV shows as The Larry King Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and 60 Minutes. De Becker was appointed to the President's Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Justice twice and he served for two years on the Governor's Advisory Board at the California Department of Mental Health. He is a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy. As a consultant to government agencies, major corporations, and media figures, he has handled more than 25,000 cases. His firm, Gavin De Becker Incorporated, maintains files containing in excess of 350,000 pieces of material of threatening and obsessive communications. De Becker has been an expert witness in several high-profile legal cases, such as the O.J. Simpson case, the case against the assailant of actress Theresa Saldana, and the case against the murderer of actress Rebecca Schaeffer. De Becker's book, The Gift of Fear, has been published in 14 languages.

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