There are self-defense classes in every city, where you can learn the basics of how to protect yourself in these kinds of situations, but the problem is, a lot of women don’t have time to go to a self-defense class between work and their children. While it is always good to know self-defense techniques there are other things that you can do in order to make sure you stay safe. Every woman should carry pepper spray with them, it’s an easy thing to do, and mine just hooks straight on my key chain. Even though it’s not the greatest use of protection, it still could give you some time to get away, if needed. I’ve also heard stun-guns are popular items, although I have never had one, it’s could be a good item to have for protection.