â*PHOENIX*â - posted on 07/27/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
My son is 7 years old.
Here is my question for you..... Is it right for a man/boy to defend himself?
I would like your opinions, especially for those of you who are mothers of boys. I don’t believe in a man beating on a woman, but I do believe in a man defending himself.
Let me explain…When I was younger I have memories of my mother just beating on my father (im talking bout full on pucnching and slaping and spitting) and he would just take it, or try to get her to calm down, and yet she wouldn’t. I mean it got bad, at times she would throw stuff at him!
Because of that and being a mother of a boys This is my belief today…(a man Is much stronger then a woman by all means so I don’t think he should beat her or take advantage because of the size diff), but I feel that if he gives her a warning to quit putting her hands on him and he tries to walk away, then would he not have the right to defend himself?…I also say this because I teach my son not to hit girls, I teach him to give them a warning to leave him alone and try his best to walk away….and if he cant defend himself…(Like any mother I don’t want anyone picking on my child boy or girl)….As I have said before a man/boy is stronger by far then a woman/girl and therefore a man would only have to give one good hit (if they needed to hit). If I had a girl I would let her know that if a man gives you a warning to leave him alone then do so……no one has the ok to lay hands on you….ever, But does the "A man should never lay hands on a woman/girl" rule apply even when he is being attacked or messed with????
and for those of you who are totaly against men putting there hands on women....then i ask....what do i tell my 7 year old son to do if a girl is punching him in the face or slapping him????
what is your take on this?