I'm thinking too much again (damn my neurotic brain) so I gotta see ya'll lovely peoples opinion to calm my thoughts. Do you think a man should hit a woman back if he's being hit? My opinion is: Yes and bo. There is no "right". If she is not threatening his life with a weapon with intent to kill him, he doesn't have a right to hit her back just because she hit him first. If he feels the need to "put her in her place" (which can be considered an abusive mindset mind you), he needs to get some mace. Most men nowadays confuse equality with abuse, meaning that if a woman wants to be equal, then she has to take some hits. Literally. Yes, some women are bat shit crazy and they're the same ones who will call the police and put his ass in jail. He will lose everything: job, respect, credibility, all because he had the "right" to defend himself. Now if a man does this and 9 times out of 10, it happens way too often, the man ends up killing her or putting her in ICU. Did she, the woman, had time or the right to defend HERSELF? Dude does that shit to me, I will go Bayonetta on his ass. I don't condone violence unless threatened, but if I'm in that situation, if my life is in terrible danger, then I have no choice but to take his. Its different for men and women in these situations. Men get abused too, but not as much as women. Men can fight back, women who fight back can get killed one or two ways. People need to stop asking and comparing the differences between the two when its blatantly clear that women really do not have an advantage in defense. In most cases, defense is rarely taught so women who get into abusive relationshits, face much more than the right to defend themselves because they cannot. Men who are itching to hit a woman back, are ones you have to look out for because that's how domestic violence starts. I don't care if the bitch tap your shoulder, you do not hit her ass back! Call the police, file a restraining order! Don't be a dick just because she hit you. That's absurd, but most men do not care because like I said, they confuse equality with abuse when its not even about that. Let's not forget that some men think it's ok to hit a woman if she hits him because of something like cheating. THAT isn't acceptable at all and is indeed abuse. Basically I think a man shouldn't hit a woman unless she comes at him with intent to kill. No one has the "right" to hit anyone. There's a reason why most people tell women and men to get out of domestic situations nonviolently. No one should be hitting anyone. Just my take on the thing. Please don't kill me! I wanna make it to 21!