when is it ok for a man to hit a woman

United States
May 18, 2009 10:25am CST
what are examples of situations for it to be ok for a man to hit a woman
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9 responses
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
1 Jun 09
It is never okay for a man to hit a woman. And it holds true other way round too. I mean violence is not the way out ever. Sit talk, fight verbally but no physical abuse or hitting in any way.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
3 Jun 09
i agree, but when emotions are running high this does not hold true. so this is a rule that everyone should always bear in mind. if you throw that first punch, be fully prepared to take it if you are dishing it out. do not be shocked when the other person retaliates. so in a nutshell, don't hit others. if you are in a volatile situation, the best course of action is to just walk away, even when the other person is heckling you. do not feel the need to defend your honor, just walk away, because some of those bells cannot be unrung.
• United States
18 May 09
Never. It is never ok for a man to hit a woman. I think the opposite to that is true as well. It is never ok for a woman to hit a man. Any excuse someone gives would be just that: an excuse. A man or a woman should defend themselves if necessary. But defense does not mean attacking the person back! That only spurs the situation on and nothing constructive gets accomplished!
• United States
18 May 09
true true.. never really thought aBOUT IT LIKE THAT THANKS
@dazzledlady (1619)
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
i dunno.. .. for me it is never ok to hit someone esp if its a woman ... an exception if the person has a murderous intent towards the other party.
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
27 May 09
I don't think that is okay for a normal man to hit a normal woman like that. It just won't justified the situation. Except that particular woman was trying to hurt or harm that man or other innocent people. For self - defense reason. You just have to protect yourself or others by fighting back to that woman. That might find it reasonable.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
27 May 09
i think that if a woman hits a man she should fully expect to be hit back, i am so sick of the double standard. if you fight like a man then expect to be hit like one. i do not even really believe in violence. but do not throw that first punch and not expect to be hit back, it is just as bad for a woman to hit a man as it is for a man to hit a woman. i am all about equality between the sexes.
@Red0426 (23)
• Canada
26 May 09
There are none. Self defense no, you can hold them back but no need to hit back.
@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 May 09
No, it's not okay for a man to hit a woman. Just like it's not alright for a woman to hit a man. It's something that I strongly disagree with. It's something that shouldn't be done, but is something that is still done, sadly.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
18 May 09
Only if she hits him first LOL
@eponiine (141)
• United States
18 May 09
Self-defence. ... That's about it.