Description: Beauty Bites Beast flips ideas about female helplessness as women undertake the transformative experience of learning verbal, emotional and physical empowerment-based self-defense. “He had a knife I had my hands. My hands won.” How often can you say with certainty that a movie saves lives? This one already has.
Beauty Bites Beast takes place in global locations: a factory in Mexico, the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, a Nairobi slum and martial arts studio in Jerusalem as women — from students to “grannies” — launch into one of the most life-changing experiences of their lives: learning self-defense that uses what ALL human beings already have: their brains, voices and bodies. You will hear from experts in law enforcement, social work, education, law and more as they address the resistance and cultural opposition to women’s self-defense, as well as those who advocate that verbal and physical self-defense for women should be as universally accepted and available as swimming lessons.