Emma Lindsay, You need to learn a few techniques of punching a man in the throat, which is basically a piece of vulnerable junk. You tap one asshole just so one time and the word will spread that you have a scary bite and there will be a whole lot fewer bullshit interactions. Those MMA types like to slap the throat but there are other ways. No permanent damage but he will be in pain, startled and he will not forget. The throat of a man is a piece of junk just waiting to be introduced to any level of pain your instructor will teach you to inflict. Stop taking all the shit and give that asshole’s throat a nice little wallop. — — I don’t know what to do with this response to your frankly heartbreaking post. I am so overwhelmed by all the stories of harassment , actual assaults and worse. It is very disheartening that there are no stories of a woman being taught to strike just so and that can deter a lot of men. You guys are in a hell of a quandary because then you justifiably fear a larger retaliation. I feel for you. I wish you a better future with the men you must interact with. Just talk to a couple of female MMA fighters. They can advise you. Or you can disregard this and get on with your life and I hope you have some peace with all the bullshit tossed so cruelly at you and yours. Good luck. I apologize if this was stupid to you or scary stupid advice. I will gladly delete it if you ask. I just don’t know what to do to help.