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I attended a self-defence course recently put on my the local police force. An amazing group of female officers volunteered their time to teach us how to prevent and deal with vicious attacks. They were great, but I felt something was fundamentally wrong. In effect they were teaching us how to “act as mad as we could” so we could fight from that “place of rage” by kicking, kneeing and scratching (good skills for sure!) I found it almost impossible to get really mad so I began asking this: What if we tapped our deepest feminine power instead? What if we trusted our deepest knowing and instincts around danger? I mean surely we bring intelligence and wisdom. I once again felt that I was being told that I was wrong (as a female) and had to change to protect myself (like a man would). I asked them to call me but have not heard yet. I think there is a better way to truly empower women, I am just not sure how. Any ideas?
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