Originally Posted by scrubcedar
If you're the one teaching the class, and the Women being taught trust and respect you, they might end up asking questions when isolated from Men that could be the difference between living through the conflict and not.
Quoted & repeated for truth. It really, really squares with my observations of the dynamic differences in self defense classes limited to women-only versus coed classes. The quantity of the questions does not change, but the quality and the depth
of the questions sometimes changes dramatically. A lot of times, women don't even realize they have those questions until you get them into a group of like minded others -- and then all at once, all these amazing, thoughtful and thought provoking questions and ideas start flying all over the room.