If a woman fights with a man like a man, should he defend himself?

If a woman fights with a man like a man, should he defend himself?

lulz lulz
If a woman is cursing, screaming, putting her hands on a man, and acting generally aggressive, do you think it is acceptable for the man to defend himself? If she is acting like a man shouldn't she be prepared for the possible consequences?
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GONE! GONE!
Uh, if she's beating up a dude (Or anyone of any gender.) then yeah he should defend himself so he doesn't get hurt but just acting aggressively isn't an invitation for a beatdown.

Being abusive isn't "acting like a man," it's doing something WRONG.
02/11/2013
MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
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Originally posted by GONE!
Uh, if she's beating up a dude (Or anyone of any gender.) then yeah he should defend himself so he doesn't get hurt but just acting aggressively isn't an invitation for a beatdown.

Being abusive isn't "acting like a ...
Agreed!
It doesn't matter what your gender, abuse is abuse.

I would also like to point out that this posts title is not the best for what this post is actually about lol I was so worried about what I would find when I clicked on it!
02/11/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
I think he should be able to take reasonable actions against her. Restrain her. Or defend himself.
02/11/2013
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by MsDrProfKitty
Agreed!
It doesn't matter what your gender, abuse is abuse.

I would also like to point out that this posts title is not the best for what this post is actually about lol I was so worried about what I would find when I clicked on it!
Lol me too! I was like uhhh is this about wifebeaters as in the shirt or...?
02/11/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by lulz
If a woman is cursing, screaming, putting her hands on a man, and acting generally aggressive, do you think it is acceptable for the man to defend himself? If she is acting like a man shouldn't she be prepared for the possible consequences?
I don't think cursing, screaming, or acting aggressively are "acting like a man." We all know plenty of men who don't act like that, and women who do. Cursing isn't acting like a certain gender - it's just cursing.
02/11/2013
indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by GONE!
Uh, if she's beating up a dude (Or anyone of any gender.) then yeah he should defend himself so he doesn't get hurt but just acting aggressively isn't an invitation for a beatdown.

Being abusive isn't "acting like a ...
Agreed. And well stated.

What is there to "defend yourself" against if only words are being hurled at you? Even if they're UGLY words? A defense in that situation would be walking away.

Anyone who is being physically assaulted has the right to defend their own life. But restraining the assaulter may be all that's necessary to defend your own life, not necessarily returning blow for blow.
02/11/2013
misterazor misterazor
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Originally posted by lulz
If a woman is cursing, screaming, putting her hands on a man, and acting generally aggressive, do you think it is acceptable for the man to defend himself? If she is acting like a man shouldn't she be prepared for the possible consequences?
tricky. it's just tricky. leave.
and, yes, some women think that, because they are a woman, the man has no right to defend himself. some women take advantage of this. but, the woman can only take advantage of this if the man does not leave. defend and deflect while leaving as fast as possible.
02/11/2013
bratcat bratcat
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Originally posted by indiglo
Agreed. And well stated.

What is there to "defend yourself" against if only words are being hurled at you? Even if they're UGLY words? A defense in that situation would be walking away.

Anyone who is being physically ...
very good point as well. The best thing to do in a situation where someone is throwing terrible language at you is to get away, not get physical.
While statically women tend to be more verbally abusive and men more physical, getting physical with someone dose not qualify as "acting like a man" as people of all genders have the power to be physically and verbally abusive. It is good for people to defend themselves, but if you are able to restrain your abuser and get some sort of help or someone to help mediate the situation then i would go down that rout. if not then yes it's acceptable for the victim to use any means to get away from physical abuse, such as getting physical back, regardless of their gender.
02/11/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Anyone behaving that way deserves the consequences.

It's always appropriate to defend yourself, but it's also prudent to first try to extricate yourself from any situation in which you're dealing with an abusive person. You might want to hurt them back, but it often results in an escalation of the abuse.
02/11/2013
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Yes. Any person, man or woman, who is being physically abusive to another, man or woman, is in the wrong, and it is perfectly acceptable for the abused to defend themselves with reasonable force.
02/11/2013
Kiss Kiss
I don't like violence of any kind, so therefore; if a man has to physically defend himself from a woman, he has that right!
02/11/2013
Kiss Kiss
P.S. I have known a few men who WERE physically abused by their girlfriend/wife. Hey, anyone is dangerous when armed with a KNIFE!
02/11/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I would say defend and restrain, but nothing more aggressive than that unless it's absolutely necessary
02/11/2013
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