She decked him. Smacked him right in the face.
That’s how you handle it. Don’t retreat to your safe space…don’t complain about it to your girlfriends hours later….Don’t sit in the shower and cry about the “Patriarchy”.
And don’t bottle it up for 25 years until you have a chance to use your sisterhood to destroy someone….and in doing so give him the chance to do the same to countless other women…
Deck the bastard. Shout loudly. Make it clear that you disapprove and that you have been assaulted. Stand up and make sure it stops. Be a BIG GIRL.
Kick him in the balls, if that is what it takes. Stand up for yourself.
Otherwise you are part of the problem.