Is it ok to hit a woman?

The old saying is "never hit a girl" Do you subscribe to this rule?

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  • My rule is to never hit another human (male or female) unless I'm under attack - or perhaps training or competing in a combat sport.

    Otherwise, it's not OK to hit another with violent intent.

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  • It's only as justified as it is hitting a man but our society is heavily leaned into giving women less accountability when it comes to responsibility for violent acts that it's safer to not even defend yourself as a man from a woman assaulting you.

    The common response is that women are generally weaker, and this is true but it's also the case with most men that one will be stronger than the next man but we don't consider the power imbalances in those situations when two men are fighting. If an average man walks up to a body builder and punches that body builder we wouldn't have as much outrage if that body builder hit that average man back even though the power difference is probably greater between the average man and the body builder.

    It's hard to approach this topic because in an ideal world where both were equally held to the same accountability when it comes to violence then I would obviously concede that a man being stronger makes it worse for a man to initiate violence but is that scenario worse than the current societal expectation of these scenarios where the weaker party (women) are allowed to be abusive without fear of physical consequence?

    What would be the worst scenario? A stronger party vs a weaker party or a weaker party vs someone that is expected not to defend themselves at all?

    Overall, nobody should be hitting anybody! You're adults, not children. However it is a pet peeve of mine that the topic of violence is always geared towards if women as if we should have a different set of rules for women than for men.

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  • Well they want equal treatment. So if a female hits me she should expect an equal response in kind. But I won't initiate the physical altercation. Just self defense in nature.

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  • Only in self defence.

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  • no unless she's full on attacking you and you're just trying to defend yourself. even then i wouldn't go all out on a girl because of the strength/muscle difference. generally though you should be trying to de-escalate the situation before it gets physical

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    • Some women are far stronger than men.

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      • Key word there, some.

        Most arent.

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      • yes but typically the average man is stronger than the average woman due to them having more testosterone and muscle mass. of course there's women out there that could easily beat a man up though it's more common for a man to be slightly stronger.

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  • It’s not ok to hit anybody ever. Avoid situations where you’re tempted to.

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  • Ask Bill Burr. Fuckin hysterical

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  • Hitting someone being ok depends entirely on context.

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  • It is as ok to hit a woman as it is to hit a man.

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  • Don’t hit people in general. But if they’re being a bitch, then slap ‘em

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  • one should never hit another, no matter the sex, the only reason for hitting is for self defense. and since we have gender equality today, if a woman hits me, i will hit back, after all we are all the same

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  • I both have and will kill anything that means to do me harm. If a woman, so be it.

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  • Only in self-defence.

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  • Equal rights means equal lefts. 🤷

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  • Mess with me in anyway harmful and I'll drop kick you in the face from a child to an old mofo I don't care 😂

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  • If it's out of anger/verbal abuse, no one should be hitting anyone. For self-defense, of course you need to do what you have to do to save your life.

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  • Which hole?

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  • Yes.

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  • no, it is not okay to hit a woman unless she hits you first.

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  • Only with the back of your hand

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  • It's not ok to hit ANYONE.

    Leave gender out of this, you misandrist.

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    • Never? So if you are getting beaten by someone its not ok to defend yourself? 😂

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      • Of course it's ok to defend yourself. I was just under the impression that this was talking about OFFENSIVE hitting, not self-defense.

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  • No - unless it's part of some sex play with a safe word. I'd love to spank a girl (18+) or a young lady with her permission. And in some cases, a love slap or even some gentle choking is ok. Again, a safe word should be employed so she can call it off whenever she feels threatened.

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    • How is it any different when it comes to sex? If it's okay to hit a woman during sex, then it should be okay to hit a woman any other time.

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      • Did you actually read the comment? Or just spontaneously react? Methinks the latter.

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        • yes I did, and in that comment you admit it's okay to hit a woman only if it's part of sex play, which i'm trying to understand how sex makes a difference.

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          • Some women want it like that

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            • Then those women shouldn't have a problem when a man hits her to be a dick. And whether some women like it like that doesn't matter because it's irrelevant to what i'm talking about. Stay on topic OP.

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  • Yes, it is okay to hit a woman if she picks a fight, man or woman. Of course, hitting a woman without a reason to is not a good move, but if she's trying to hit you first, i'd say do as you please.

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  • Sure. Try it with a woman karate kick boxer and get your nuts kicked to the moon.

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  • I generally keep to myself so don’t really have to worry about people just openly hitting me? But my rule is: If you’re angry or mad about something, go right ahead, this is America, be Mad all you want!! But if you try and take it out on me in any way?? I will for sure return the favor!!

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  • If you are also female, yep!

    But only if she starts it, and goes to throw the first punch or slap. Then fair game to knock the bitch out.

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    • How does that make any sense in your brain? if it is okay for a woman to hit another woman, then shouldn't it be the same for the man?

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      • For a man to hit another man? Yep, no problem with it. Again if he started it and started to throw a punch. Slam him.

        Male vs female, different story. Besides the normal physical differences, these are almost always emotional responses, I hate to say it but a lot of women learn how and what pushes their males emotional buttons, and they push it, sometimes too far, especially if alcohol or drugs are involved. They probably even deserve to be punched but don't do it. You'll end up on the losing end, legally, and in public perception. You may even regret it yourself, depending on how hard you hit her and your relationship.

        Best is to just suck it up, take a deep breath, and walk away. Learn how to control your emotions. If she pushes the button often enough, she knows what she's doing, I would consider it time to make a change in the relationship.

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        • Oh okay, so it's "Hey! it's okay for a man to hit someone, as long as it's another man and not a woman!". Seriously, are you this dense? If a guy needs to suck it up and walk away when a woman hits him, then I don't get why you're saying for a man to hit another man if a man starts a fight, or for a woman to hit another woman if a woman decides to throw a punch first, because shouldn't it be the same thing for them too? And like you said, they probably deserve to be punched. If that's the case, then you should give them what they deserve.

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  • I will only hit a woman if she's the aggravator and if she tries to pick a full-on fist fight mano-a-mano with me.

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  • I wouldnt attack a woman as quickly or as violently as a guy. But if she spits in my face or hits me she is getting slapped. I give them a pass on shit talking unlike guys. I'll hit a guy if he talks alot of shit to me in person.

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