Additionally, the fact of rape makes one of the strongest arguments for women training with and possessing firearms. The firearm is the great equalizer. Given the typical disparities in size and strength between men and women, a woman would most benefit from the defensive power of the handgun. Despite the clap-trap from the establishment media, the handgun is primarily a defensive weapon. It is a tool of power and, therefore, feared by the proponents of big government. But, in trained hands, it is the most immediate and efficacious resource of self defense for a woman. In many cases, merely brandishing a firearm, when legally appropriate, is enough to end a violent encounter.
Miss Sanchez made the decision to dedicate herself to decades of training and study to achieve a 4th degree black belt. She takes her place in a long line of female martial artists who have found a great sense of personal achievement and confidence in pursuing a discipline. Rape is a tragic fact and the notion that encouraging women to defend themselves somehow admits to a degree of blame in the encounter is an absurdity that only finds legitimacy inside the twisted maze of the liberal mind. It’s the old pacifist lie that posits that resistance to violence only begets more violence and, therefore, stains the victim with a degree of culpability. However, this is typical of liberals who are forced into intellectual contortions bordering on the pathological, in hopes of twisting their fantastic narratives into the fabric of reality.
Conflict between two determined individuals usually produces victor and vanquished. In the case of rape, it can only be described as virtuous to encourage women to equip themselves with whatever capability they deem necessary to emerge victorious.
Miss Sanchez is attacked by rabid feminists because she represents the rugged individual and invalidates the servile, feminist doctrine of victimhood. Women like Sanchez are cut from the same cloth as Joan of Arc, who know that it is their moral duty to oppose evil where they find it, to combat it and to not acquiesce.
There is no moral culpability in that kind of resistance win, lose, or draw. There is only virtue in resisting the evil in humanity; it may not be just your life that you are fighting for, since predators rarely seek for a single victim. Miss Sanchez ought to be lauded as an exemplar of dedication, confidence, and courage. But, these virtues are not characteristic of feminism, which only lurks to gather victims to itself.