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By Suzanne MacNevin - December 2012. "If every woman in the world carried a secret bottle of pepperspray on her there would be a lot less rapes." - Suzanne MacNevin I have a hunch that between 1890 and 1910 the number of rapes dropped a bit in various Western countries due to women wearing hats that required hatpins. The reason? Because in a pinch the hatpin could be substituted as a self-defense weapon. See my blog post Hatpins as Self Defense Weapon for Women for more details.
October 27, 2010 | Like this article?
Today, Walk for Choice events were held around the country to show support for Planned Parenthood, as a reaction to the House of Representatives voting to cut all federal funding to Planned Parenthood, and as a sign of protest to our politicians and our country that women’s rights and reproductive rights are under attack. “ I Stand with Planned Parenthood ” has been a common theme in this fight to retain reproductive rights, and at many of the rallies held today, supporters found some creative ways to express how they feel on the subject through their rally signs. Participants in various Walk for Choice events shared their favorite rally signs with us: