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Self-defense women

October 23, 2008

Nowdays crime is rising and the possibility of getting robbed in the city center for example is very big. I really don’t think that self-defense women will solve the problems here in Brazil. I belive that they must pay attention to the places where they go and the fact that the robbers are much stronger than them must be considered. The probabilities of a woman avoid a crime is not big considering that a lot of crimes is made by more than one person. Besides that one of the caracteristics of a woman in our society is to be harmful( I am not saing that they must just let be robbed ). It’s very strange for us, mens, to see a woman fighting and being strong so that they look like a men.

Rick: Does the fact that a woman can be physically stronger than you bother you to the point of saying that women should not engage in martial arts at all? Are you in favor of the traditional view that women should be defenseless and that we men should be protecting them?


Journal Entry #2 – Alexandre

September 11, 2008

Alexandre: 8 – I belive that the dollar has decreased (Where? In Brazil?All over the world?) because of the american ressesion . Although the American Government injected 200 billions of dollars in the economy , people are still needing money to pay the bill , for example. As a matter of fact, our stock market ( BM&F) has decreased because of the selling of foreign stocks and that’s why the dollar increased to 1.77 reais. The Lemmans Brothers Bank , for example , had a loss of 3.9 Billions of Dollars according to Bloomberg. (Wow, I did not know any of that!)

Rick: I would be very curious to know more about the issue!


Journal Entry # 1 – Alexandre

September 4, 2008

6 – I belive people are always looking out for a BETTER boy or girl which is, as a matter of fact, something that can be hidden on our uncounsions part of brain. It is like an instinct. However , you won´t change a relationshep just because you found someone that seemed to better than the other. Some people also look out for another boy or girl just to make sure that his or her boy/girl is according to his/her desire.