The internet is ablaze this weekend with leftist indignation over video of a female "protester" being punched in the face during a confrontation in California. If you happen to be one of the indignant, allow me to acquaint you with the adage, "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes."
This woman willingly attended a gathering where she was actively seeking confrontation. According to internet screen captures of her page, she states that she wanted to "bring back 100 nazi scalps". In addition, one does not generally wear a bandana to cover one's face if one has peaceful intentions.
The video shows her jumping forward into the confrontation, (not backing up or leaving the area), whereupon she is punched in the face by a male in a blue shirt. The video does not show what led up to that confrontation, but some reports say she was throwing M-80 fireworks at people.
Forgive me if I cannot generate any crocodile tears here. To use another adage, "Everybody wants to be a badass, until it's time to do badass shit." This chick dressed herself all in black, to include fingerless black gloves, so she could look all badass and posture on her social media page. But when it came down to it, she cried because she got punched.
There is a lesson here for "feminists", of whatever wave you identify with. This is what "equality" looks like. In a street fight, you don't get spotted any points on the physical testing like you do in the military. You don't get to fight only other women. Nobody is letting you do girly push-ups. You get punched. In. The. Face.
This has nothing to do with "self-defense". Real self-defense (especially for women) involves a very healthy dollop of:
Avoiding confrontation, de-escalation, and the like are mainstays of personal defense training. This chick did none of those things, and she got exactly what she was looking for. She is actually lucky that nobody used those dreds as a handle with which to fling her around and break her neck.
I fear that stupidity like this is only the beginning.