GS to host rape and self-defense course for women

Alexi Simpson

A new rape aggression defense course will take place this week at the Recreational Activity Center.

RAD is a women’s only course that teaches prevention, safety measures, and risk avoidance. The courses are taught by self-certified instructors who will provide their students with a manual. It will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“RAD is a unique, empirically derived self-defense program geared toward woman audiences. Rather than focus on attack strategies, it focuses on teaching easy, muscle-memory escape strategies to increase a victim’s changes of getting to safety/assistance,” Instructor Gemma Skurton said.

The manual will highlight the entire program, how to improve and the process on how to return and be prepared for a lifetime.

“I honestly had no idea this course was being held on campus, but I think it’s something that needs to be publicized more so that more women can know about it and I think it’s really good. I’m interested in it,” freshman psychology major Rachel Siciliano said.