Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister
Imagine one of these scenarios. First, you're at a nice restaurant, across the way you can see a table with a man and a woman deeply engaged in conversation, and suddenly you see the woman slap the man across the face. What do you think happened? Second, reverse it, you see the man smack the woman in the face. What do you think happened? And what does it mean if your answers are different in each case?
he has a red face where he was smacked, she has a black eye, and swollen face.
The difference in the force of the smacks.
Same scenario if she punches him, or he punches her, her injury will be much more serious.
this is not a 225lb woman, and a 125lb man, 'but the rule', which make the man bigger and much stronger.
I believe 'the rule would be', that the woman becomes angry and fearful when she strikes out, but the man
is just angry when he strikes out.
it is not something women have grown up doing, little girls don't wrestle and play fight, or fight in
anger physically, it isn't part of their nature.
One can watch a group of little girls staring at boys when they are 'either fighting in anger', or all tangled
up wrestling and play fighting, and they are pretty put off by the sight, can't undersand why the
boys would want to do that.
A man striking a woman is a very scary situation.
I know there are exceptions, I'm speaking of the rule.
So, no I don't think the two situations resemble each other at all.