Ever roll up a magazine and carry it in your hand? Ever do that with a newspaper? Ever see someone doing that? Well, if you do, you might want to pay a little more attention to that person than you would otherwise. Why? Because a rolled up magazine is, essentially, a wooden club about 12-14 inches long. Just the right size to whack you with. Or, for self-defense, just the right size to whack an attacker. But there is another use for a rolled up magazine: To conceal w knife or other edged weapon. You see, if you place the knife in the magazine and roll the magazine up you can carry a concealed weapon. And if you need it, you just let the magazine unroll in your hand and slide the knife out. Then you have 2 weapons: a knife and a small club.
So if you are being stalked and are worried you can always carry a magazine in your hand. And if you see someone coming towards you with a rolled magazine in their hand, be aware that it might be more than just a magazine.