When you have these items in your purse, you can use them in the event you are attacked with little effort of searching in your purse for help.
Rolled Washers or Quarters
Keep a roll of washers or quarters in the bottom of your purse. The sheer weight and size of the rolled quarters or washers when slung using your purse can give you ample time to get away from your attacker. This is providing you hit them hard enough in the head or other part of the body that will disable your attacker to make a safer getaway.
TIP: Be sure to wrap the roll of washers or quarters in electrical or duct tape. This will help maintain the integrity of the roll and shape of the roll.
Baseball in The Purse
Keeping a baseball in your purse may sound odd, but when it comes to being attacked it will come in as handy as the roll of washers or quarters. As the core of the baseball is much harder than a roll of washers or quarters.
TIP: If you feel the baseball is too large, replace it with a couple of golf balls. They can also cause enough of a daze for you to get the chance to break away and make a run for it.
A small metal flashlight with batteries can hold quite a wallop to an attacker. It can cause enough of a distraction to your attacker for them to loosen their grip.
TIP: The flashlight and any of the other mentioned items in your purse can cause more pain to your attacker giving you more time to put distance between your attacker and yourself.
Pens or Pencils
If you have an outside pocket on your purse that is always accessible, an ink pin or pencil can be used as a weapon. When using a stabbing swing, you can use it in arms, legs, and other vulnerable areas of your attacker. They may not expect to be stabbed with either. The same swing motion used when using a key between your fingers will be used for this safety tip.
Extra Key Chain With Keys
The extra key chain with old keys from locks no longer in use can also be used as a weighted object in your purse. This type of weight in your purse can be even more effective than some of the other methods mentioned.
TIP: Don’t keep your car and house keys on the same key chain as your other keys. You should place them in your pocket when you enter the building safely. This way if you are mugged or attacked inside a store or mall, your keys to your car and home won’t be with your purse.
Randy Inman; Self Defense Tips for Women; Associatedcontent.com