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Self-Defense Information

Awareness Can Be a Life-Saver, IMPACT Personal Safety of Los Angeles and Prepare, Inc., of New York.

Basic Safety Strategies, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA: 1987.

confronting the fear, Katy Mattingly, Agenda, Bishopsgate, ZA, CA: October 1994.


Feminist Self-Defense: In Search of a Name, Nadia Telsey, Oregon Sexual Violence Prevention Connection (volume 2, issue 2, pages 2, 4-5), Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, Eugene, OR: Spring 2006.

FOR US: FEMINISM In DEFENSE OF WOMEN-ONLY SPACES, Laura Kamienski, Kicks Martial Arts for Women, Lewisburg, PA.

GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING A SELF DEFENSE COURSE, National Coalition Against Sexual Assault; downloaded February 17, 2011.

IMPACT Recommended Reading, IMPACT Personal Safety of Los Angeles and Prepare, Inc., of New York.

Insecure, Assertive and Aggressive Responses to Unwelcome Responses, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA: 1987.

Prevention Purple – Awareness, Action, More Information (Side 1 and Side 2), National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Pepperface.com, 2006.

Realtor Safety Year Tips, Pepperface.com, Chicago, IL: 2006.

SELF DEFENSE STATUTES, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, Arlington, VA: May 2012.  

Self-Defense FAQ, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Austin, TX: July 2006.

Self-Defense Information, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA.


News Accounts and Articles

5 WOMEN STOP MAN ACCUSED OF MAINE CAMPUS STABBING, Comcast.net, Bangor, ME: May 5, 2010. Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press.

BATTERED WOMEN'S PROTECTIVE STRATEGIES, Sherry Hamby, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: July 2009.

‘Bling-Bling’ Gives New Line of Pepper Spray a Stylish Look, Sarah Muench, Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ: August 2, 2006. Copyright © 2006 AZCentral.com.

FYI: Safe and Stylish, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA: April 4, 2006.

Pepper Spray Looks Good, Lauren Bishop, The Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH: May 31, 2006. Copyright © 1995-2006 The Enquirer.

Pepper Spray Makes Safety Stylish, The Kaleidoscope, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL: April 4, 2006. Copyright © 2006 The Kaleidoscope.

Pepper Spray Protection, (scroll down on the far right side of the screen), Great Day in Houston with Whitney Casey, KHOU-TV, Houston, TX: July 12, 2006.

Pepper Spray Seeks Niche Market: Women Who Are Style-Conscious, Arizona Republic, Tucson Citizen, Tucson, AZ: August 2, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Tucson Citizen.

Pepperface, Swarovski-Covered Pepper Spray, Deidre Woolard, Luxist, Santa Monica, CA: August 12, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Weblogs, Inc.

Pepperface.com Launches Nationwide Initiatives to Benefit Sexual Assault Awareness, Pepperface.com, New York, NY: April 21, 2006.

A Place for Men to Hover; Be Safe and Stylish; Get Your Hands on High-End Sunglasses, Jean Scheidnes and Melanie Spencer, Austin American Statesman, Austin, TX: April 20, 2006. Copyright 2001-2006 Cox Texas Newspapers, L.P.

Pretty, Compact, Yet Still Packs a Punch, Tracee Herbaugh, Associated Press, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA: July 18, 2006. Copyright © 2006 The Press-Enterprise Company.

REVAMPED SPRAY OFFERS STYLE AND PROTECTION, Karee Maxson, Graphic, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA: September 6, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Pepperdine University.

Self-Defense with Fashion Sense, Kelsea Gurksi, The Paramus Post, Paramus, NJ: May 25, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Paramus Post – Local News and Lifestyle Webzine.

Self-Defense with Fashion Sense / Chicago Company Wants to Make Pepper Spray a Must-Have Accessory, Kelsea Gurski, State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL: April 24, 2006. Copyright © 2006 The State Journal-Register, a division of Copley Press, Inc.

wOMEN'S SECURITY: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES AND PREVENTIVE RESPONSES, Martha J. Smith and Bonnie S. Fisher, Security Journal (volume 22, issue 3, pages 175-177), July 2009. Copyright © 2009 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. Special Issue table of contents.


Celebrity Auction Coverage


BUZZ COOL AUCTION ALERT, Seventeen, New York, NY: May 7, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Hearst Communications, Inc.

CELEBRITY PEPPER SPRAYS BENEFIT AUSTIN GROUP, Shermakaye Bass, Austin American Statesman, Austin, TX: May 4, 2007.Copyright © 2001–2007 Cox Texas Newspapers LP.

PEPPER SPRAY GETS 'ICING' FOR CHARITY, Sally Dadisman, Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN: May 22, 2007. Copyright © 2007 FortWayne.com.

A RED-HOT WAY TO STAY STYLISHLY SAFE, Hollywood Party Girl, E! Online, May 23, 2007. Copyright © 2007 E! Entertainment Television, Inc.

SHAQ AND SHAUNIE SPRAY FOR A GOOD CAUSE, Miami New Times, Miami, FL: May 14, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Village Voice Media.

SHAQ SUPPORTS PEPPERFACE (scroll down), Miami Star, Miami, FL: May 11, 2007. Copyright © 1989-2007 Miami Star.




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