Yes, I expec the same in kind if I partake in aggressive behavior
No, I believe my gender excuses me from paying consequences
I don't like either of the above options - here is my answer
It depends on what aggressive behavior I am taking part in
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
And, there really are serious situations where a woman does serious damage to a man physically. That is a real problem. There are abusive relationships where the woman is the abuser, there are situations with weapons, there are just stone cold crazy chicks that are as violent as any guy. I don't want to minimize that.
But, still, for general purposes, I think having a first instinct that says "don't hit women period" is the best bet. If after thinking about it a bit you think that you really are in danger and need to hit back to protect yourself or something, hey, at least you will have thought it through first before you end up doing something you'll regret.
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If someone's a 'lady' (behavior wise) then she wouldn't be shoving or hiting to begin with.
The other day someone in my Law class was telling me how he caught his wife cheating - and how he waged a physical fight against teh guy she was shacking up with.
I honestly questioned why he didn't beat HER ass and not the guy's.
He said 'because she'd have my balls in court if I did that, that's why'
So - he refrained. Was she a lady? No.
But was she in the position to be dominant? Yes.
and note: the REASON why he had to consider her possible power in this situation is BECAUSE she's a female and many people STILL cling to that ancient-taboo.
I, however, don't believe behavior, attitude, personality, clothing or gender acts as a barrier - physical altercation is physical altercation and *only rarely* is it acceptable. In self defense? It is ALWAYS acceptable - tits or no tits.
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A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Looking at the poll it's hard to believe the results only came from females.
I'll base my answer on the fact that I'm not defending myself from an attack. If I were of the nature to start something, then you better believe I should have to back it up.
What I told my daughter (and my son): Real men AND real women don't hit their partners. There are circumstances where physical violence becomes the only possible reaction, but it damn sure isn't with the person you love.
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