Recently Northwest Indiana, specifically the Merrillville area, fell victim to two attempted robberies both involving women, both during daylight hours. The first in the parking lot of Meijers, resulted in a woman being shot in the back after resisting (currently in critical condition); and the second only hours later, outside of a nearby Menards (perp was easily spooked and fled the scene). These incidents rattled locals and sparked the ongoing female debate: do you fight back or just let them have it??
Taking into consideration that most men that try to steal women's purses tend to be inexperienced, desperate, and unarmed (and let's face it, we can probably most likely add pussy to their list of qualifications) - If I was in this situation, and my attacker fell into the aforementioned category, HELL-TO-THE-MOTHER-FUCKING-YES I would fight back!
The way I see it, I worked incredibly hard for the items in my purse and i'm not giving my money (plastic) away without a fight. I figure that i'm in pretty good shape from working out so much and have a nasty right hook, I could probably take an average man; with the added advantage that people always underestimate me purely based on my small size and stature (clearly, a mistake on their part) - he wouldn't even see it coming. Plus, my Detroit upbringing makes me paranoidly aware of my surrounding. Also, never forget the popular kick-him-in-the-balls option.
And that is why the average purse snatcher doesn't stand a chance against moi!