I want you to watch this video before you read this post:
Now that you watched (you did, right?)....what do you think? If you couldn't view the video...go to Outrage at ESPN. Think about that while you read my take.
Here's my take: I have three boys. I have always told them that there is no reason in this world to ever hit a girl. NONE! That has always been my rule. I don't believe that boys should put a hand on a girl...ever. I found out recently that my ex had David convinced that it was against the law to ever hit a girl. Well, it worked. He believed his dad.
But let me say this: While I still do not think that a man should ever hit a woman because he thinks he can or because he thinks she did something to deserve it, I think a man should be able to defend himself just as a woman should be able to in the same situation. If a woman is being abused and she decides enough is enough and strikes back, usually she is completely vindicated because the man is, well, a man and he was abusing her. This is true even if she kills the man. But...what if a man has been abused by a woman?
Yes, it happens. If the man strikes back, would he then be vindicated or would he be put underneath the jail? If a woman comes at a man because she is angry and she is railing on him, should the man just take it? Should he just lay there and let her beat the crap out of him or should he stop her? One hit that stops her? Is that okay? You can stop someone without beating the hell out of them....is that acceptable? Or is it unacceptable for a man to defend himself in any situation?
So what do you think? Leave me a comment. Let me know what you think about this subject. I'm sure there are many opinions out there.