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By Robyn Alright

Ladies, it is time we talk about our safety. Everyday, there are horrid stories all over the world of women being attacked, abused and kidnapped. We have to take measures to protect ourselves and it is time we take our safety seriously.

Recently, I attended a women’s conference and came across the booth of a company called Female Defense Products. I was immediately intrigued. While the majority of the booths catered to make-up, beauty products and clothes (and there is nothing wrong with that), I thought it was very smart to have a booth about women’s safety.

Emily is the Sales Manager at Female Defense Products. The information she shared was very valuable.

Female Defense Products was founded by a young entrepreneur named Madison Ryffel. Madison is a graduate of Texas Christian University. As a college student, she was alarmed at how frequently women were assaulted and attacked. Madison saw an opportunity to help women protect themselves and raise awareness. Thus, Female Defense Products was born.

At the conference, I spoke with Emily and Charles. I’ve always been interested in a stun gun. However, with my periodic clumsiness, I was concerned that I would end up shocking myself. Emily explained that there are products that have a two-step process for activating shock. This decreases the chance of hurting yourself while trying to protect yourself.

When it comes to your safety, there are plenty of non-lethal options to keep in mind. Here are a few products to consider and they can all be found on


The Guard Dog iStun

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This clever device looks just like a real phone!  The design provides a discreet way to carry a stun gun. It is stylish, lightweight and packs power.  The iStun can also be used as a decoy if you are robbed for your cell phone. Hand the robber the iStun. They will be disappointed later to know that the phone is fake but, that is what they get.   

SabreRed Drink Test Kit

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This drink test is easy to carry and easy to use.  This product tests for the “date rape” drug which can include the chemicals GHB or Kematine. Place drops of your beverage on the designated areas of the test. If either area changes colors, then the “date rape” drug has been detected. The SabreRed Drink Test Kit can be an important tool in preventing sexual assault.

Mace KeyGuard Pepper Spray

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Pepper spray does not disappoint. Spray this in your attackers face and it will cause them extreme discomfort. The product causes the skin to burn, eyes to shut and disrupts the respiratory system. Please keep pepper spray out of the reach of children.  If you come in contact with pepper spray by accident, immediately was the affected area with cool water and get fresh air as soon as possible.

Female Defense Products has made it even easier to protect yourself by offering 20% off your next order. Use code:FDP20. I am unsure how long this offer will last, but it would be wise to take advantage as quickly as possible. Stay stylish and stay safe!