Sorry, but I have a problem with the "take it like a man, we are weaker than you" arguement. I don't hit women, but I am perfectly within my rights to if I was struck. There is something women do not have today, accountability.
I would not go and pick a fight with a grizzly bear, then call "no fair" when the bear mauled me. Thing is, I know better, because I have a sense of consequences, which this "never hit a woman" principle has deprived women of.
When a toddler hits me, I spank him/her on the bum.
When my dog poops in the house, he gets a spanking.
When a woman attacks violently..........nothing??
What in the world would make a woman beyond reproach for her actions?
I know this sounds harsh, but I firmly believe it would be helpful if every woman got seriously punched in the face by a man early in there lives. Most men have, and it has instilled a sense of "watch your step, because there are repurcussions" in them.
How often have you seen a guy trying to walk away from a potential violent and dangerous scene being outnumbered 5 to 1 and his girlfriend is STILL yelling and throwing a show at the group of guys? The woman most likely get curbed stomped for her mouth, the guy will.
This false sense of security women have about how men will react to being hit is VERY dangerous for women. You will one day push the wrong button, and something very, very bad will happen.
Bottom line, don't be violent.