Pepper Guns and Chocolate Cookies

In the spirit of campus safety education, I brought a Mace ® gun set to wonder twins Lucy and Grace over the weekend. You recall from our "Meet SafetyGirl" chat that these are the daughters of my boyfriend - we’ll call him Andy, suits him well. For safety’s sake I left the “live” mace cartridges …

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Major in Self Defense

With SafetyGirl U! Your babies are headed off to college, whether for the first time, or a repeat. Whether you suffer from an empty nest or view it as a whole lot of “me” time ahead, your stress level will be way down if you send your girls to campus armed with knowledge and some …

Faster, Easier, Safer

Now that the weather's good, I'm all about biking. There is a bald eagles' nest in Pittsburgh, the trailhead maybe twenty minutes from where I live. There are parks and street vendors. There is the Strip District where all of Pennsylvania goes for the freshest produce and ethnic goods. So it's nothing to hop in …

Date Rape Prevention

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, 1 in 6 women are victims of an attempted or completed rape each year. More shockingly, 11% of high school aged females are raped each year, and as many as 25% of college aged women experience complete or attempted rape each year. Even worse, these numbers underestimate the problem because many women are afraid to report a rape incident to the police, much less family members or friends. Rape victims often feel ashamed, guilty, embarrassed of the incident or threatened by the sexual predator.