Women Fight Back

Women fight back every day around the world against oppression, crime and brutality. But these stories rarely ever make headlines.

Instead, the media continues to push the "helplessness" theory of women by continually reporting on the negative.

Therefore, we've started a new series: Women-Fight-Back to update you with stories of women who have taken responsibility for their own personal self defense safety and have found the courage to defend themselves and their families.

Our next story demonstrates what being prepared and having a self defense plan looks like. It doesn't take much to take back control of your own safety. Enjoy the read!

Our story today comes out of Charlotte, North Carolina reported by Newschannel 36 where a woman keeps her safety and her cash. The full story can be found here.


Woman fights off attacker at ATM
Saturday, October 24, 2009

By NewsChannel 36 Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A woman fights back against an attacker in a parking lot. Investigators say a man walked up to a woman at the ATM in the Quail Corners Shopping Center on Park Road Friday night. Police say the victim threw her money in the back seat of the car so the man couldn't reach it, and then kicked him in the chest. The man hasn't been caught.


The key here is that she TOOK action, USED the element of SURPRISE and turned her FEAR into ANGER. Women are capable of fighting back and making a difference in the world. Don't underestimate your own powers.

To learn more on how you can become a woman who fights back, check out our upcoming classes.


**Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO & Founder of Women’s Self-Defense Institute providing self defense training, education awareness & personal protection products empowering women to fight back against crime.