I was at a meeting of my tenants' association's bulletin committe, and as it wound down, one of the members started humiliating me - not sexual harassment per se but macho, sexist and ethno-racist harassment. Despite decades of militancy in social movements, I was totally blindsided. I would have killed the bastard if we had been in an "open carry" US state, but obviously I don't want to spend the rest of my life in prison.
There is a certain subspecies of so-called "progressive" men of a certain age (mine, or a bit older) who take delight in humiliating women thus, and if they don't play along, say the lack a sense of humour. But I haven't endured anything like this in many years.
I cried for hours and drank a whole bottle of wine, without pleasure (don't worry, I'm not in the habit of such excess). And of course I feel cold sober, and burning with anger.
Our tenants' association does have an anti-harassment policy. Naturally it was enacted more in terms of clueless tenants who are lacking in the political consciousness not to treat their comrades such. I did e-mail them about the policy.
I don't want a big confrontation. I just don't want to be treated like shit.