I cannot imagine the outrage if it were a woman who was being touched that way.

Hi Ayesha, I had a friend tell me something similar with regards to how this situation would be seen if it were reversed. Thank you for the validation about the way I felt, and yes, now that I’m removed from the situation I do agree with what you said. In the moment it was much more difficult for me to regard my reaction as something that was valid, but you’re 100% right and I see that now.

Thank you.