I found this T-shirt at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) gift shop, an emporium so quirky I kept expecting Zooey Deschanel to appear behind the counter. On the face of it, “Men don’t protect you anymore” is nonsense. As long as women carry eggs and have children, men will protect them. On the other hand, the shirt’s message is a perfectly provocative message that could get women thinking about armed self-defense. (RISD bans students from possessing weapons in their halls of residence.) Which begs a few questions. Has our “male dominated society” deliberately (or subconsciously) led to female disarmament? If not, why are women reluctant to take up arms in their own defense? Are they?