I only have one thing to add on this subject:
Whatever the perceived or real advantages of being a woman in a situation with a BG............Don't depend on those perceptions to get yourself out of it. You don't know if the BG is a push over or the most violent human on earth. You need to treat the threat as if he were the foulest person on the planet & treat accordingly. NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE YOUR OPPONENT! There are no rules & you MUST WIN!