Monday, 11 May 2009
My son recently got into a conflict with a girl.
She had been harassing him and calling him names (queer, f*g, g*y) for a couple of weeks. He wanted to handle it himself and us not get involved. Being that it was a girl and she 2 years younger than him, I think he was embarrassed about the whole thing.
His way of handling was by not handling it all but ignoring her or calling her names back.
She decided to take it one step farther though and one day grabbed hold of one of his fingers and bent it backwards.
He told her a couple of times to let him go. She only pushed it back some more. That was when he grabbed her throat. She let him go and laughed it off saying, "like that hurt?"
He felt bad about what he had done and apologized the following day. Didn't matter to her, her father was going to see to it that he never laid another finger on her.
Now here we are, could my son have handled this in a million different ways? Punishment is expected. However, she isn't receiving the same treatments as him. Instead she's playing the victim.
My question to you is, Do you feel that a guy is supposed to do nothing when being attacked by a girl? Or does a guy have the right to defend himself regardless of gender?