This happened two days ago I still feel sick from this interaction.
There is a place I hang out, and a male employee was slapped by a female customer. The police were called and she was reported for assault, but the employee of course did not hit her back.
I got backed into a corner later by this man in his late 50’s, who kept going on and on how if women want to be feminists and want equal rights, then a slap for a slap. If a woman slaps him he’s hitting her back. He wanted me to validate him. And I just kept Saying, the male employee did the right thing.
Finally the guy was like, you’ve said that 6 times already!! And I lost it.
I said, what do you want? Me to agree with you that you should be allowed to hit a woman? And I told him to look at this size of himself
And I made it very clear that woman was absolutely wrong and never should have slapped that employee, but two wrongs doesn’t make a right.
And I pointed out how self defence was okay of course in some circumstances. But a small woman slapping him, and him retaliating by hitting her in the face was not right, when he could easily restrain her. I’m not a big woman, but if I could overpower a man trying to fight me by holding his wrists, I sure would.
I don’t want to be a feminist if it means pieces of trash like him get a free pass to hit women. No one should hit anyone. Period.
He then changed the subject and told me how he’d been single most of his life. Shocker. My blood is boiling.