A Stranger Pinched My Cheek and I Did Nothing

Why women freeze when men assault them

A worried young woman leaning against a brick wall, around a corner from two males staring at her, Nichola Scurry, Medium
Photo by Keira Burton from Pexels

The other day a man pinched my cheek. It was the sort of cheek pinch you might give your intimate partner or your young child. But I was neither. I was a random woman, walking about and enjoying my day. And a man I’ve never met before took it upon himself to…



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