“I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,”Nia Sanchez said. “But 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.”
Oh, you silly little kung foo pageant girl, that would ruin the yummy victim narrative that makes the whole thing work!
As usual, the comments are insightful and even-handed:
Miss Nevada might be gorgeous, but needs to realize teaching self defense to women isn't the solution for ending sexual assault #YesAllWomen
Miss Iowa says today's youth are narcissistic followed by Miss Nevada who wants to end rape with self defense classes Really? Sick #MissUSA
Women shouldn't need to learn to protect themselves against rape #missnevada educate and respect yourself as a woman #rapeculture
I get that the college sexual assault problem can't be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer. #MissUSA
So, clearly, teaching men "not to rape" is the answer, because this lesson is what a potential rapist would listen to the most.
They, too, are a victim.
They just didn't know.