7 Self Defense Items Every Woman Should Consider Owning

Despite worldwide efforts, violence against women is still on the rise. After more than two decades of activism by the likes of the United Nations, an estimated one in every three women still becomes a victim of assault at some point in her lifetime.

This makes developing a personal self defense strategy a non-optional to-do item for every woman regardless of age. In this post, learn about 7 self defense items every woman should consider owning.

Pepper Spray
Pepper spray is still one of the cheapest, easiest and most effective of all self defense tools. Small canisters that attach right to your keyring are an easy way to keep the spray at the ready in parking garages and other high risk locations. There are also canisters that are disguised as lipstick or flashlights that fit into your purse.

Firearm
An estimated 200,000 women state they have used their firearm to prevent a sexual assault. Furthermore, simply having and showing a gun is often enough to scare off a potential attacker.

A Good Self Defense Class
One of the best ways to protect against assault or attack is an appearance of confidence and assertiveness. A good self defense for women class will teach tactics that include everything from how to walk and hold your body to what to do if attacked from various angles. No woman should be without this vital information.

Personal Safety Alarm
Whether you select a manual rape whistle or a push-button automatic alarm siren, making a lot of noise makes it more likely an attacker will become too startled or observed to follow through on their plans. The best option here is an automatic alert just in case you are too petrified to blow a manual whistle.

Cat Keychain
A newer product on the market masquerades as a cute pink cat keychain medallion. But its pointy ears hide its true nature as a set of brass knuckles with lethal tips.

Rescue Knife
If you feel confident carrying and using a knife, there are a number of options you can choose from. The best will be multi-purpose. For instance, WarTech offers a knife that doubles as a seat belt cutter and a glass breaker.

Stun Gun or Taser
Not every state permits these, but in those that do, this is a handy self defense tool to have. Best of all, it does not require any special strength or tactical skill to use.

This self defense list is by no means exhaustive. But it can help you brainstorm the best tools to have handy in case you need to defend yourself from an attacker.