It is an unfortunate fact in our society that women have to be ready to defend yourselves from assault. All women have my 100% support to use whatever legal means necessary to protect themselves. Real men don’t assault women, cowards do.
Regarding orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile as a spray, in my research I found that it is not as effective as pepper spray if the assailant is severely mentally ill or on drugs. Whereas peppers spray is said to be just as effective on some crazed person in a PCP rage as on a sober and ethically challenged person. So pepper spray seems to definitely be the way to go.
I do encourage all women to take self defense courses, learn a few simple techniques, and most importantly learn to be able to get immediately into the proper state of mind to defend themselves. When the assault or threat of it is just beginning, we need to be able to push the “this is not happening” thought out of our minds and replace it with “THIS IS HAPPENING”, and the explosive rage of survival will take over and help us get through it as best we can. I know this from personal experience, and was blown away with how well this worked.
Good luck to you all,
Robert P. in Michigan
See Michigan pepper spray laws here.