Friday, October 28, 2005

Refuse to Be a Victim

Refuse to Be a VictimWith the end of "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" upon us, I feel I have to say something about refusing to accept victimization. (It is one thing to be aware of domestic violence, but I would rather do something about it.)

Most of what I find distasteful about the feminist left is that they view the world through the eyes of a victim. Everyone else is responsible for my safety, for my situation, for my problems. I don't want to blame the victim, but make them aware that they have choices. You can take action to ensure your security. And while I prefer the security offered by firearms, not everyone does.

Refuse to Be a Victim is a program of personal security offered through the NRA. It does not make use of firearms - though they are mentioned as an option at the end. (That mere mention of those evil, nasty guns is enough to keep RTBAV out of shelters, schools, etc. Not an approved left-wing thought, owning and using firearms. Best to censor it than let people discuss it.) It covers most aspects of security from personal security to identity and credit-card security. Some personal defense techniques are covered.

But let's just talk about the title of the program, "Refuse to Be a Victim." This drives the left nuts, since their whole world view is based on "woman-as-victim." Witness the reaction to a North Carolina law that stated people seeking restraining orders were to be given information about obtaining concealed carry permits. Encourage women to defend themselves? We can't have that. </sarcasm>

Women as completely unable to deal with the world without the help and protection of the state is their a priori view. Not only is that a ridiculous idea on the surface, but turning over your security to the state means you will have no security. (Take a look at 911 call response times, and consider how long it would take someone to hurt you.)

You may find yourself in a bad situation, but there are always options. You have choices that can influence your situation. You cannot change the past, but you can change the future. You can refuse to be a victim.

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