Sorry for offending, I mistakenly thought rape and assault were the root problems.
To my limited understanding the purpose of self defense is stop an attack from a larger, stronger person intent on harming an innocent. I honestly didn't know that so many large men were targeted by rapists. What a sexist fool I've been.
What causes women to be attacked? The very same mindset that causes you to ask "how can I convince women what is the best for them?"
Rape and assault ARE root problems. Why are there no schools to teach all men not to do this, instead of putting the burden on us women to have to learn strategic ways of putting our eyes and kneeing groins?
I've been in martial arts for 7 years. Black belt. Studied 3 different arts.
And I still know if a guy is bigger and stronger he will win a fight. But if I am attacked, I have a better chance of getting away.
You are right about Self Defense stopping a attack. But where is the attack coming from?
Here's a hint: think of all the derogatory names for women. I can think of at least thirty. How many for men? Five? Some of which (fag, pussy) imply femininity?
A woman can be stopped often with a word, not physical force, but social conditioning.
How do you conquer this? You can't. Women have to. We have to raise our daughters to be aware and be a ROLE MODEL by SHOWING them, not TELLING THEM, what a good relationship is.
Most rape is NOT strnager rape. Research, my friend.