Gillian, this from some fifty years of dealing with this nonsense. As an Army vet, a serious adventure traveler, an athlete and prize winning author/journalist, I owe NO apologies to any man. Or anyone else. Nor do you. If we don’t make our voices known, we don’t speak for the millions who will never, ever raise their voices for fear of a raised fist.
This. Is. Our. Job, Gillian. It’s part of our why.