In our everyday lives, many individuals defend their actions, decisions and their behavior. Frequently,  it is an excuse for poor behavior.  For women, it is extremely important that they learn how to defend themselves.  There are many businesses that offer self defense classes.  You never know when you might need them.  There have been numerous articles on the internet about women using the techniques they learned to defend themselves.  What is important is that it is women around the globe protecting themselves.  My late aunt lived in New York City.  As she aged, after she retired, two men thought she might be easy prey.  As she was walking up a set of stairs they suddenly came upon her and tried to steal her purse.  Fortunately, at that time she walked with a cane.  She turned with that cane and hit them.  They both fell down the stairs and quickly left.  When the manager of the apartment saw what had occurred he called the police.  The two men were never caught but I suspect that they thought twice about attacking or stealing from an older person particularly one with a cane.  When my son was young.  a family martial arts company offered an after school defense program. I signed him up immediately.  Unfortunately, my daughter refused.  The course taught you to settle peacefully and to only use your training if a person attacked you.  It gave the children valuable advice and helped them to understand that losing your temper over something foolish could lead to violence but if you remained calm, the situation might be resolved.  In the Good Gus series, the towns people did defend themselves from Bad Bart, but in words not physical actions.  The series is available on Kindle and the first two books on Mae’s Story Time on You Tube.  Books are an ideal Christmas gift.  In “Misplaced Trust”  the need to defend was strictly legal.  The book is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.