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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
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
Stuff

The LGBTQ Activists Fighting for Equality in Ukraine

On the season two premiere of 'Gaycation,' Ellen and Ian meet openly gay journalists, activists, and drag performers working toward progress in the post-Soviet nation.
VICE Staff
9.8.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

This Pen Is the Weapon of Choice for China's Elite Bodyguards

There's a functional pen inside, but on the other end (where the actual tip of the pen should be), there's a sharp point, almost unnoticeable, that can be used to stab an attacker.
Dan Cain
5.30.16
Stuff

Hate Crimes, HIV, and Stereotypes: Inside the World of LGBT Boxing

I took up boxing because I wanted to, but it's sad I feel the need to continue as a means of self defense.
Patrick Cash
2.24.16
News

Meet the Kickboxing Expert Teaching Muslim Women to Defend Themselves from Racist Attackers

With Islamophobic hate crimes up 70 percent in London according to one recent police stat, Khadijah Safari is helping Muslim women fight back.
Kieran Yates
2.19.16
Stuff

Why Women Need Self-Defense Classes of Their Own

After a scary incident of street harassment I wanted to learn how to defend myself, but I kept running into sexism.
Meg Mankins
10.18.15
News

We Asked an Expert Whether Britain’s Secret Drone Strike in Syria Was Legal

Is the UK following America's lead when it comes to bombing countries it's technically not at war with?
Michael Segalov
9.8.15
News

No, That Study Didn't Simply Say Teaching Young Women Self-Defense Will Stop Rape

A paper about preventing rape in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> made headlines, but we need to be careful not to draw simplistic conclusions.
Hilary Beaumont
6.15.15
News

You Can't Shoot Strangers Just Because You're Scared

We still don't know how or why 19-year-old Renisha McBride wound up on Theodore Wafer's suburban front porch last November. But we do know that Wafer responded by shooting her in the face through a screen door—and that that's murder.
Allie Gross
9.9.14
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