Over on her blog and on Jezebel, Allison Francis explains why she punched a stranger in the face on the streets of Allston:
I'm not exactly a placid person, but I'd never punched someone before
and I believe in the merits of peace over violence. Whatever that guy
said wasn't the worst thing that's been said to me by any means. I just
snapped. After 23 years as a woman and ~2 years being ‘out' in Allston,
after having been forced to tolerate my relationships and humanity
degraded on a regular basis with no option other than to keep walking, I
wasn't going to take it.