When asked about sexual assaults on college campuses the other night during the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, said this, “I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”
This woman is clearly empowered and intelligent and the judges seemed to think so too by voting her Miss USA.
You know times are changing when the Miss America pageant brings up questions about college campus abuse and rape.
One of the critics of Nia Sanchez said this, “Sorry Miss Nevada, but we do not need to teach women how to better defend ourselves. We need to teach men not to feel entitled to rape.”
Let’s see how this situation would play out in real life: Mr. Rapist grabs a women’s hair and yells at her to be quiet and lay on the ground. The woman then says, “Don’t you know that this isn’t right and you are not entitled to rape me!”
I’m sure this would work! The bad guy agrees with her and leave her alone 😉
Don’t you wish there wasn’t evil in the world and terrible people that do horrible things? And I wish there weren’t wars, children starving, and cancer. Do you really think you can change the 4% of Americans who have no empathy or conscience?
These latest 20 Pretty Loaded students know how to take care of themselves if someone tried to attack them and they value personal safety very high just as Miss America does. One of the students paid for her daughters, daughters-in-law, her mother and sister to take the class because she feels very strongly in knowing how to protect yourself. What a role model!
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Beth is the founder of Pretty Loaded. On a mission to install strength, awareness, and confidence, Beth began her journey as an educator and speaker after a close encounter with a would-be predator. She has trained thousands of people in person, and through her online training around the world. Beth loves spending her time reading, running, cooking, and painting. She is married and has four wonderful young girls, organic chickens, and lives on an organic produce farm and vineyard.