Lorne Coleman is a guy, not a girl. I've known him since about 1990. He is, as they say, a nice guy. He genuinely wants to make the world a better place. I believe he would describe himself as a feminist. To be honest, there have been times when I have thought of him as being a little obsessed with the topic of women' self-defense. He has devoted his life to it, in many ways. For many years he gave 1-day self-defense courses about twice a month. He did not charge much. It was obvious he was not trying to make a fortune on it. His course was more or less based on the "Model Mugging" type of scenario-based training. He hired me to videotape it one time. He became unsatisfied with the 1-day course concept. He convinced Emory University to hire him to teach Women's Self-defense as a regular, for-credit semester long course. Last I heard they were not sure if they were going to have him teach it after that first semester. The PE department had a tight budget. He may have gone back to the 1-day courses.