Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls

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Trilogy Books, 1998 - Self-Help - 198 pages
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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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