Is it ever okay for a man to hit a woman? | The Tylt
Is it ever okay for a man to hit a woman?
Many people think it's always wrong for men to hit women. It comes down to the potential for violence and damage—in broad terms, men are just more capable of inflicting damage, so it should be on them to not be violent. Even if a man is retaliating in self-defense, he's more likely to inflict a disproportionate amount of damage.
Even if you're being attacked, there's going to be a better option than hitting back. In fact, that's a policy that shouldn't be limited to women—just don't hit people. It's never necessary.
Others say if it's okay to hit men, it's okay to hit women. Of course, there are caveats to this—nothing tied to either gender. You shouldn't hit anyone unprovoked. Any punch should be proportional to what's been inflicted on you.
For a lot of people, the logic is simple: you hit someone, expect to get hit back.