Women must be assertive, not necessarily aggressive unless warranted, in fending off a possible assault when handling real life situations in the street.
There's a time and place for everything in the realm of women's self defense. By thinking through or practicing your response to aggressive individuals, you'll put yourself at risk less often and avoid being attacked.
There are situations for raw, primal aggression and there are times when a more measured response will keep you from harm. Please remember that you can be a perfectly charming lady but in times of crisis situations, you may find that a less refined approach is what is needed.
I've added a video below that discusses various responses to the same situation and what the possible outcomes could be. Just because you're a member of the fairer sex, that doesn't mean that you have to put up with jerks. Sometimes being too nice can get you hurt.
See you soon with more ideas on viable responses to aggression. Stay safe!