It doesn't matter if you get hit...if you do, your case against the perpetrator becomes all that much stronger. But risk or no risk, it has to be done.
Exactly...Either hit him/her back or press charges. People forget how easy it is to recover from a bruise or laceration. But 9.5 times out of 10 - you won't have to.... It usually ends up in yelling matches and someone walks away. I just hate that weak excuse to not have to assert oneself. It's particularly pathetic when you're sitting there and witnessing wrongdoing and choose to do nothing. I can't imagine the internal dialogue they have both in the moment and later on that night at bedtime.Not risking being hit means you're denying wrongdoing. You're allowing dehumanization to go on. You are, essentially, supporting the "-ism". You then become the person who needs to be hit.
Hence the words of the ultimate Ankhesenological truth: "Deny This...and Get Hit."