Monday, January 30, 2006

Hey, How About a Nice Hawaiian Punch?

This weekend I got to thinking about the whole "Boys should never hits girls" rule. I dunno why. I know that personally, I've never had any second thoughts about it. I've always contended that if push came to shove, I'd do it. Now before you start thinking "Why, Kirk, you brute!" let me explain. I'm not saying that I condone spouse abuse, etc. Lord knows TV's Cops has made domestic violence a household name. What I'm referring to is if some chick was being a complete psycho for whatever reason, fully knowing that she's a woman, and that men don't hit women, so she's all over you scratching, throwing things, outta control. As a last resort, if you can't bow out of the situation without a confrontation and it came down to it, would you sock her one in order to defend yourself?

Now I've seen movies where women have done things to men and the men just "turn the other cheek" all in the name of being dashing and whatnot. I also have experienced plenty of women who start shit they can't (or rather, won't) finish, then sic their boyfriend/husband on you to finish what they started, which I personally think is total bullshit. I remember one time, when I was working at a video store and some woman came in and had some sort of problem, I told her what I could (or couldn't) do for her and she got irate, went and got her husband out of the car and sent him in to take her place in the bitch department. Nothing changed. I told him the exact same thing I told her. That shit just don't work with me. Bullying may have worked when I was a kid, but it don't even work with me now. I can be just as stubborn a prick as the next person. Mature, I know.

When men hit women (regardless if it's in self defense), they have to deal with the whole judgmental thing from others who weren't in the situation. Yet, when women hit men, it's 'cause they're "tough" or upset and we're taught as a society to make allowances.

So, I pose this question more to the men out there than to the women: Would you stand let a woman scratch, hit, throw things, etc. without retaliation, or would you clock her one? This is more of a society mores thing than a legal one, so let's not get too bogged down with the legal ramifications. Of course, the women out there (the majority of my readers) are welcome to comment as well. It's all hypothetical anyway. I realize it's a weird topic, but I'm just curious.

3 Comments:

Blogger hapnor said...

My husband, a former weight lifting muscle brute, would never, ever hit a woman. However, as he would say "revenge is a dish best served cold," he would have some other covert way to screw with the naughty vixen.

As for me, a chick, "I'm gonna fishhook that skinny bitch!!!" I take the hold no prisoners approach. I know, I know so mature...

Monday, January 30, 2006 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger yep, it's me.... said...

i've been hit by a man. [well yeah, the *&@% also pointed a gun at me, tried to throw me across a room and push me out of a car.] Although I wasn't picking a fight, even if a woman is, women are built different and simply CANNOT fight on the same level.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 12:00:00 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Hapnor-
Yeah, I was always more of the covert type myself. I was always perceived as the sweet, mild-mannered type throughout school, but the people who truly knew me knew what I was really like. Besides, there's a certain satisfaction seeing something happen that you know you made happen, yet to everyone else it seems completely random. >;D

Eh, maturity is overrated. I say sic 'em! ;)

Thanks for commenting!

Velma-
Well, like I said, domestic violence is an entirely different subject. There's never an excuse for that. And you're right, men and women are in totally different leagues when it comes to physical altercations. The amazing thing is that sooo many women stay in those kind of fucked up relationships. I read something similiar in a Dear Abby column once: A woman's husband had literally tortured/degraded her, going so far as what you mentioned, threatening her life with a loaded gun...so she left. THEN CAME BACK and he escalated and put her in the trunk of his car at gunpoint, taking her out into the middle of nowhere and threatened to kill her if she didn't obey him. She escaped again and RETURNED AGAIN 'cause she "loved" him. Insane! I will never get that shit. Ever. I can tell you, if some man ever tried that shit with me, he wouldn't wake up intact in the morning, I guarantee it....if he woke up at all.

However, I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit by and let some crazy bitch scratch my eyes out or do some other kind of physical damage and not retaliate. I'm not gonna wear a patch for the rest of my life or get stabbed 'cause some bitch is feelin' overly confident. Ain't happenin'. That's just me.

Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 4:56:00 AM  

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