She tried to clarify – and I’m being polite with that description.
I get that the college sexual assault problem can't be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer. #MissUSA— Elisa Benson (@elisabenson) June 9, 2014
Huffington Post Associate Editor Mandy Velez wasn’t happy with Sanchez either.
To the crazies blowing up my TL: I never said self defense isn't valuable. I just said it's not a solution to the college assault epidemic.— Elisa Benson (@elisabenson) June 9, 2014
She also make it known that her views wouldn't prevent future sexual assaults.
Let's hope Nevada uses her media tour to reiterate that teaching girls self defense is NOT the best way to protect against assault #MissUSA— Mandy Velez (@mandy_velez) June 9, 2014
Dear everyone attacking me: self-defense is only a short-term solution, which, obviously when rape is happening is a useful tactic (1/2)— Mandy Velez (@mandy_velez) June 9, 2014
BUT my tweet was insinuating that we need to fix the problem b4 it occurs, not while its happening. (2/2)— Mandy Velez (@mandy_velez) June 9, 2014
It's like saying the best way to protect against murder is to wear a bullet proof vest. Why should we have to do that? Answer: We shouldn't.— Mandy Velez (@mandy_velez) June 9, 2014 And, the insanity just continued.
I'm sorry, but women shouldn't need to take self defense classes to protect themselves from rape #MissUSA— Peter Simon (@PeterSimon12) June 9, 2014
Miss Iowa says today's youth are narcissistic followed by Miss Nevada who wants to end rape with self defense classes Really? Sick #MissUSA— Bergen N. Baucom (@BergenNBaucom) June 9, 2014