self-defense

VICE News Tonight on HBO

Trans Woman's Killer Used the "Gay Panic Defense." It's Still Legal in 42 States.

Islan Nettles' assailant claimed he’d felt duped and humiliated by the revelation of his victim's gender identity
Juliette Maigné
7.21.19
NRA

Washington just became the second state to ban the NRA’s “murder insurance”

The policies sold are deceptive and dishonest. I would be remiss as the state’s insurance regulator if I didn’t shut them down.”
Tess Owen
1.16.19
self-defense

What It's Like to Be a Man Paid to Pretend to Attack Women

“You have to learn how to say some pretty nasty stuff,” says one of the male instructors at an “adrenal stress training” course.
Cole Kazdin
12.6.18
video

This MMA Gym Trains Activists to Defend Themselves Against Fascists

VICE traveled to the UK's Left Hook gym to see how an anti-fascist self-defense club operates.
VICE Staff
4.30.18
self-defense

Black man beaten on camera by Charlottesville racists found not guilty of assaulting them

DeAndre Harris was charged with a crime after he fought back against a group of white supremacists harassing him in a parking garage.
Tess Owen
3.16.18
WITCHES

Learning How to Slap Nazis at a Self-Defense Class Run by Witches

Shadow Sistxrs teaches women and non-binary people how to protect themselves physically and spiritually. I headed down to find out more.
Sirin Kale
11.3.17
sexual assault

This Controversial Program Teaches Women to Spot 'Pre-Rape' Warning Signs

Professor Charlene Senn developed a research-backed method to help women defend themselves from attackers, but some detractors say the program puts the burden for sexual assault prevention on victims.
Gabby Bess
10.17.17
The September Stories Issue

These Kenyan Grandmothers Are Learning to Fight Back Against Rapists

In some of their country's slums, self-defense is the only option.
Nadja Wohlleben
9.15.17
self-defense

How to Horribly Injure Someone on Purpose

Do you hate violence? Author Tim Larkin says you need to be ready to use it anyway—and use it well—if you have no other choice.
Mike Pearl
8.4.17
self-defense

Educating Kids And the Elderly Is the Key to Closing the Online Security Loop

The next WannaCry might not get so far.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
LGBTQ

Rise in Hate Crimes Inspires Krav Maga Training in LGBTQ Community

There's been a 400 percent increase in requests for self-defense and violence prevention programs since the election.
Monica Luhar
4.10.17
FIGHTLAND

Wushu Watch: Advanced Ways to Get Stabbed to Death

Thousands of martial arts schools promise "self defense" and then delve into the art of disarming a knife wielding attacker. We look at some high level, and extremely stupid, ways to wrestle a knife from your attacker's clutches.
Jack Slack
3.10.17
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