Re: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned: Threads About Women In Aikido
"Muggers" --- the punks and marginals -- maybe. But they are only part of the equation. There are plenty of predators who are more sociopathic and less likely to be deterred by rationale, bluffs or any "non-confrontational" approach. I've met a few. Nothing short of being able to physically dismantle them will give you a chance.
The "average Jane," if she sticks to "average streets," may encounter the lesser ills, but I wouldn't count on "avoidance of physical confrontation" to be an across-the-board possibility at all times, no matter where you live.