“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
– Harvey Fierstein
When we don’t speak up in situations that make us feel uncomfortable or that are harmful or dangerous for us we seem to be giving consent for this type of treatment even if we want to yell out with all our might NO.
You have the right to your voice speak out at that moment or at the first moment you feel safe to do so. Silence at times like these is not your friend but your enemy.