this really has nothing to do with cycling, but i'd still like to get some opinions. a female friend of mine was attacked while going to work this week. pretty bad stuff, she will be in the hospital for a bit because of it.
i want to get her and my gf something to protect themselves with, but i don't know what. does anyone here carry mace, or anything?
i think having mace is a good idea, but i think it may backfire sometimes. for example, if you are fumbling around in your bag trying to get the mace, you'll undoubtedly lower your guard. any other self defense products out there? i'm kinda clueless, since i've never had a need for them myself. any help would be greatly appreciated.