Don't ever allow yourself to be flanked and /or surrounded. That is a deadly threat.
Do not be afraid to be impolite. Ignore their words. Pretend that you're deaf.
Cross the street or enter an establishment if you can.
A very bright blinding flashlight is a must have in conjunction with your weapon.
Always have your situational awareness meter pegged.
For those in areas where firearms are forbidden, a baseball bat or golf club might be illegal to carry in many places, but I would think that a metal or wooden cane or walking stick might pass muster. If a telescoping baton is allowed, that'd be ideal, because it can be carried on a belt or in a purse much more easily.
***Always have your situational awareness meter pegged. ***
I hate to say this but it seems that women are oblivious to their surroundings most of the time.
And they lose all awareness if they have to pee or eat. My wife has DEMANDED I stop at times in areas I would not normally stop in. I did one night and she jumped out to go to a rest room. I stayed at the auto with a BHP and a CZ-75 in both hands. Half way to the store she suddenly became AWARE! turned around and came back to the car.
There were about a dozen cars, all had several blacks in them, just sitting. Not talking, buying, or anything else, just sitting. We may have stumbled on a drug pickup point at an isolated convenience store on I-40, Tennessee.
Something similar happened in daylight in Little Rock Ar.
They demanded I find a place to stop. They saw a station, but I demanded they stay in the auto while I went inside to check it over. I came back and said WE will go somewhere else.