STEPHENVILLE (September 15, 2015) – The first session of the Tarleton RAD or Rape Aggression Defense program begins tonight at 6 p.m. RAD is a class that teaches different aspects of women’s self-defense, such as what consent really means, self-defense techniques, and resources.
RAD is broken down into three hour sessions ending at 9 p.m. Each session will review what the other sessions cover for those who miss a night. The classes are Sept. 21 and 22.
Instructor and Tarleton Detective Kristie Bint said, “This class’s purpose is to give women the insight and courage to not be afraid to go out by themselves.”
Bint is a 15 year veteran officer at Tarleton and has been teaching RAD for as long as she has worked here. Sergeant Amanda Miller also teaches the class.
“We want you to listen to your gut and think outside the box,” Bint said. “I think women are given a facade that they should be protected by men when they should be self-sufficient.”
Registration is still open for this free class. For more information, email Bint at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 968-9565.