Sometimes your voice is all you’ve got.
There have been a recent spate of events where a person is verbally abused in public by a stranger. They all smell of an ‘ism’. Racism, Sexism, Ageism. Anyway, it seemed that one person attempted to intimidate another in the presence of others. In all cases, some of the others found time to record the event on their mobile ‘phones.
In some cases, the others spoke up. They took a risk. They also moved from passive spectators to active defenders by merely speaking. In most cases the spell was broken. Others joined in. The person being intimidated felt supported. The intimidator suddenly realised they had more resistance than they expected.
A few words changed the situation. The targeted victim didn’t feel so alone. It doesn’t seem to matter what is said. Just someone speaking rather than staying silent. Maybe me. Maybe you.