Okay get this:

I'm a woman.

I'm an atheist.

I'm gay.

I have attended pro-choice protests.

I live in Alabama.

Yet I have not yet been beat up. Why is this? I'm living loud and proud, and I know there are haters out there, but nobody acts against me when I'm on my own. (When I'm out in public with a girlfriend, it's another story. People get hostile then.)

Oh wait, I forgot, I'm trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and could take on pretty much any attacker without a problem, so long as they weren't armed. Even if they were armed, I know how to disarm them and how to operate a gun. So I'm in a pretty good position. It would take multiple attackers with guns in order to take me down. So instead of getting beat up, I would probably be the one doing the beating.

Is it possible that people sense that I am strong and that is why they don't mess with me? And how come more gay people don't learn martial arts so that they can defend themselves?

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Comment by Kairan Nierde on April 5, 2013 at 12:13am

Okay, but the better question is: why don't haters chill the fuck out and stop beating up gay people? Just sayin', ya know!

As to people sensing that you can handle yourself, it probably is so. It's probably written in your body language. You should totally give out free self-defense classes to other queer folks! Also a great vibe to give off to avoid being victimized is the, "sure you can beat me up, maybe even kill me, but I'll probably disfigure your face, give you a Darwin Award, and take out your eyes, so is it really worth it-vibe." Until you give those free classes, this what has worked for me.

Comment by _Robert_ on April 5, 2013 at 12:28am

With the economy like it is and the long work hours, I can hardly find time to beat up gays anymore.....I guess I could skip bowling night...WTF ! Excuse my sarcasm but the concept that you expect to get beat up is not only absurd, it saddens me deeply and the most basic human rights have not been realized.

Comment by Jorita on April 5, 2013 at 3:02am

I think all woman must learn how to protect themselves. And it sadens me to think and know we live in such a intolarant world that people would get beat up over being gay. 

Comment by Amy L. Cook on April 5, 2013 at 3:09am

I think it's a good thing that you haven't been beaten up! I don't know you, so I don't know how you carry yourself, but chances are your lack of physical violence is a result of your gender. I hate to say it, but most males are hesitant to hit a woman, and most women are not prone to random violence against strangers (they choose hateful words instead). Not that I condone being sexist in any way, it's just a general observation about our society.

Comment by kOrsan on April 5, 2013 at 3:44am

It would take multiple attackers with guns in order to take me down.

Ya it usually takes a S.W.A.T. team with flamethrowers to take me down.

Maybe the reason you haven't been beaten up yet is because people just don't wanna. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone is out to beat the gays. Live isn't a movie. Get over yourself and move on.

Comment by Judith van der Roos on April 5, 2013 at 4:42am

I'm a woman.

I'm an atheist.

I'm gay.

I have not attended pro-choice protests, no such need here.

I live in the Netherlands.

When I am out in public with my wife and our children no one gives the furry crack of a rats arse. I am trained in self defence from when I was in the military, but that will not help me much but perhaps my guide dog is a better deterrence. That said body language is a lot of human communication that people rarely appreciate. When I was taught to lip read the first think you learn that an awful lot of lip reading is actually body/face reading. You can see a lot of a person's self confidence in their posture and that does change how one approaches a person.


Judith vd R.

Comment by Simon Paynton on April 5, 2013 at 6:20am

no one gives the furry crack of a rats arse. 

Comment by Simon Paynton on April 5, 2013 at 6:20am

I'm using that. 

Comment by Yahweh on April 5, 2013 at 6:23am

I don't think BJJ would be a big issue in a street fight. The biggest reason is that You're fighting on concrete rather than on mats. being on the ground you're most likely going to get kicked in the head or worse get spiked on the head when you're trying to grab on to limbs...

Korsan is right. Not everyone is out to shoot the gays/lesbians..

Comment by Simon Paynton on April 5, 2013 at 6:23am

Do you want a fight?  I can probably fit you in some time in May. 


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