Why don’t more women defend themselves?

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Compassion plays a huge role in self defense. And it’s the missing ingredient for a lot of women.

If you don’t love yourself, you won’t defend yourself. Bad Guys will search out victims with low self-esteem for this very reason – these people make great victims because they have no compassion for themselves.


Paraphrasing Jordan Peterson:

The flipside of compassion is violence. You will get violent to defend things you are compassionate about.

Peterson’s mother bear example is a great point:


Why’s this exclusively a women’s problem (it’s not, but as a generalisation it works)? There’s that old joke about a woman stands in front of a mirror and wonders if she’s sexy. A man stands in front of a mirror and knows he is.

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