Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, was crowned Miss USA on Sunday night. During the pageant, Sanchez, who has a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo, was asked a question about sexual assaults on college campuses. Sanchez suggested that women get training to learn how to defend themselves.

Guess what happened next:

For many, yes, the suggestion that women learn to defend themselves was a ridiculous idea, and it even constituted “victim blaming”:

https://twitter.com/caitcremeens/status/475834451201499137

https://twitter.com/shereenTshafi/status/475834545124950016
https://twitter.com/a_mariagarica/status/475833515758866432
https://twitter.com/KelseyBemus/status/475832941461786625
https://twitter.com/hallepalouka/status/475831285290905600

https://twitter.com/cowartemily/status/475830654836695040
https://twitter.com/YamBhands/status/475833019396521984
https://twitter.com/jasinae/status/475830216502554624

https://twitter.com/MeaghanAwesome/status/475829786536079360
https://twitter.com/CaitCremeens/status/475829316681338881

https://twitter.com/stefawilson/status/475844583663083520

Self-defense training seems to make more sense than certain other ridiculous methods that have been suggested, but apparently many disagree.

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