To set the record straight at the beginning of this post I am completely against hitting women, I never have and never will. As men we’ve all probably heard the phrase, “if you hit a women I’ll kick your a**.” But is it the same for a women? The common perception is that only males hit females and it is not the other way around. This is not entirely true however. At some point in time we have seen a women hit a man and just thought, “oh he probably deserved it,” or “he must have cheated,” or something along these lines not knowing the truth. After stumbling upon the ABC short video attached with this post it was surprising to see the reactions that some peopled showed. ABC set two actors in a park and had them engage in a fight. They told the female to be violent towards the man in order to see if anyone would intervene to help the man out. As people walked by most just paid no attention to it, others looked but walked by and some even showed happy emotions that the women was “standing up for herself,” without knowing who was at fault.
Most men are stronger than women. This is not to sound sexiest but it is the truth. Looking at the large population men are bigger in body build and have more muscular strength. This means that a man could do more damage to a women if they became abusive. But what if a women becomes abusive? Is the man just suppose to take the hits? Everyone reacts to getting hit, it’s apart of our nature. But any reaction a man makes after getting hit by a women can be viewed as him abusing her. So what is a man suppose to do?
A couple years back there was the big story about music singer Chris Brown hitting his girlfriend at the time, Rhianna. Despite this being wrong, if Rhianna had hit Chris would it have made the news like it did? In my opinion probably not. The reactions in the video attached are self explanatory and show how most of us feel when a women is seen hitting a man.
There is a difference in reactions when a women is hit than when a man is hit, but does it make it okay?