The news that we hear about almost every night about people getting attacked by robbers or even for no reason at all can be very alarming. Women who live alone or who need to go home at odd hours need to at least know how to protect themselves if and when they come across a potential attacker. Some would take self-defense classes so that they will learn some basic moves that can help them defend themselves especially when there is no one around to help or defend them. Some choose to buy stun guns for women that they carry with them especially when they have to go out alone and run some errands at night. These stun guns are compact and can be carried in their purse. Some are even disguised as lipsticks. They fit at the palm of the hand and have enough power to stop an attacker by temporarily immobilizing them.