I got off the subway during the morning rush hour and as I headed toward the stairs, I felt this huge shove from behind. I actually felt someone's hands on my back that told me it was done on purpose. I was nearly snapped in half! I turned around and this woman was giving me the ugliest glare and said you pushed me! I was like huh?? I don't push people on the subway but I may have rubbed shoulders with other commuters as we crammed onto the subway. I only recalled rubbing shoulders with several male commuters but not female commuters. I thought geez...she must have followed me and waited until I got to my stop and decided to push me as soon as I got off! I shoved her back and said you're crazy! As I walked up the stairs, she shoved me again!! She kept shoving me and wouldn't stop until I turned around and pepper sprayed her in the face. I was defending myself and she wouldn't stop assaulting me! When I got to the turnstile, her friend yanked my arm and kept yanking me and scratching me saying call the police until I had to shoved her away. I fell to the ground because I was stuck in between the turnstile and I should have reported that crazy lady to the booth person but the station was crowded and jammed. I ran to the work building and told the security about her. I made sure that I wasn't followed but I was really freaked out! I would never thought to pepper spray another person unless I'm threatened or harassed. I told my family about what happened and they said that it's all my fault! I kept replaying the scenario over and over in my head and I kept thinking...so I should have just sit there and let that lady push me and push me until I'm bruised and it's all my fault?? Do you all think so too?