Bitchslap: A Column About Women and Fighting

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Self-defense instructor, black belt, and generally cranky person Susan Schorn trains at Sun Dragon Martial Arts in Austin, Texas, where she learned karate from a second-wave feminist who could snap people’s bones like breadsticks. She is also the author of the memoir Smile at Strangers, and Other Lessons In the Art of Living Fearlessly. She has been hit in the head more than most McSweeney’s columnists.

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Column 52: The Bravery of Being Out of Range (4/29/2014)

Column 51: Strangled in the Crib: Friday Night Tykes and the Long Slow Death of Caring (3/3/2014)

Column 50: Violence, Incognito (1/28/2014)

Column 49: Sorry, Thank You, Please (11/20/2013)

Column 48: In the Shower with Janet Leigh (10/17/2013)

Column 47: The Lady, or the Tire Iron? (8/29/2013)

Column 46: We Will Lift Each Other Up (7/15/2013)

Column 45: Crouching Tiger, Sitting Duck (6/13/2013)

Column 44: Invisible Jeffrey (5/1/2013)

Column 43: It’s the Little Things (3/12/2013)

Column 42: The Women of Schorndorf (2/19/2013)

Column 41: Acceptable Losses (1/11/2013)

Column 40: Intersections (12/11/2012)

Column 39: Making Weight (10/30/2012)

Column 38: The F-Word (9/24/2012)

Column 37: Scrimmage (8/15/2012)

Column 36: Castrating Daniel Tosh (7/20/2012)

Column 35: Tigers, Tigers (6/19/2012)

Column 34: Arms and the Man (5/2/2012)

Column 33: Rumblestrutting (3/8/2012)

Column 32: Fuck the Dude Up (2/3/2012)

Column 31: Moral Hazard and The Chubby Blue Line (12/5/2011)

Column 30: Where Anglos Fear to Tread (11/15/2011)

Column 29: Sven Knudsen (8/10/2011)

Column 28: Princesses (6/8/2011)

Column 27: If I Had a Hammer (5/10/2011)

Column 26: Below the Belt (4/6/2011)

Column 25: Mano a Mano (2/21/2011)

Column 24: Connecting (1/26/2011)

Column 23: The Insanity Defense (12/10/2010)

Column 22: Amber Portwood’s Very Bad Day (11/4/2010)

Column 21: Lockdown: Austin, Texas, September 28, (10/4/2010)

Column 20: Sticks and Stones (9/29/2010)

Column 19: Speaking as a Woman Who Has Been Punched in the Face… (9/8/2010)

Column 18: Breaking the Mirror (8/2/2010)

Column 17: A Child’s Garden of Moral Danger (7/8/2010)

Column 16: Cross, Training (6/22/2010)

Column 15: Security (6/3/2010)

Column 14: A Short and Potentially Hazardous Guide to Sparring Strategy (5/17/2010)

Column 13: Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Miscellaneous (4/28/2010)

Column 12: You Say You Want a Non-Violent Revolution (4/8/2010)

Column 11: On Impact (3/19/2010)

Column 10: Pain is Womanly, and Other Bullshit Myths of Childbirth (3/1/2010)

Column 9: Ghost Stories (2/11/2010)

Column 8: Sparring Class (1/22/2010)

Column 7: Choose Your Weapons (1/7/2010)

Column 6: Tidings of Comfort and, uh,… (12/15/2009)

Column 5: Women Beware Women (11/30/2009)

Column 4: Lineage (11/9/2009)

Column 3: Madness (10/20/2009)

Column 2: Dressing Up, Looking Down (10/1/2009)

Column 1: The Rules (9/16/2009)

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