Whenever men choose to uninvitedly assert their power it’s horrifying. Especially when juggling your many identities - black, queer, woman. You often feel stuck or silenced be caused you don’t know what to say. But silence doesn’t make the problem go away. I think we should discuss strategies. For some appeasement/neutralizing the situation w your words works, some use flight as a strategy and just ignore them and some fight - verbally and or physically.
Many see success by bringing attention to the harassment to scare the harasser. This means yelling, drawing bystanders into the situation and/or just going up to someone and acting like you know them. There’s power in numbers!
Whatever your strategic preference, we definitely can never have enough conversation about this and what strategies have/have not worked for us and what can we do in our communities to change/eliminate street harassment.