I have read of this over and over — the “freeze” response to an attack (whether the attack is full-out violent or an escalating series of micro-aggressions, like yours). I agree, we need to teach our daughters to be ready to respond to aggression with aggression, whether it’s a yell or a knee to the balls. They can be nice girls without being sheep.

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