[This is a blog in my feature section Anti-Chivalry.]
I know no man is perfect, but I know all imperfect men can agree that slapping women is archaic, degrading and unjust. Little did I know that Sean Connery had this to say about raising his hands to a woman, back in 1987.
In an interview with Barbara Walters, Connery was sure to mention that a man's hands must be open, but so what? Unless a women, or anyone, is threatening your life I can't see the point of raising open or closed hands.
But I know you're wondering why and when he thought slapping women is permitted. According to Connery, it's all about what women have to say.
"Women are pretty good at this. They can't leave it [proverbial 'it'] alone. They want to have the last word; then you give them the last word, but they're not happy with the last word. They want to say it again and get into a really provocative situation. Then, I think it's absolutely right."
Huh? Yea, I know. You're speechless. If the stereotype wasn't enough he has to get physical.
But what saddens me the most is that, although I'd like to think physical abuse is well in the past, domestic abuse is alive. I have personally seen men slap women in public over the most innocuous offense. What's even more frightening is that Intimate partner violence made up 20% of all nonfatal violent crime experienced by women in 2001, according to Callie Marie Rennison, U.S. Dep't of Just., NCJ 197838.
Stop the violence!
And with all due respect to Mr. Connery, I am not sure what he currently thinks about slapping women.
Do you think physical abuse is much lower than decades ago or is it silently alive and as vicious as ever?
I don't think he's in the wrong. What he said pretty much sums up women perfectly. They never shut up, they want to be right no matter what and by having the last word, that means they win. This is why most men step down and let the woman win, because bitch will want the last word. Women hurt their men much worse with punching and kicking in the groin. What's a face to the face? Especially if they deserve it.
You want to know how to win an argument with a woman who's being an unreasonable bitch and won't leave you alone?
You ignore her. Don't talk to her. Pretend like she doesn't exist. Actually better yet, you should probably just get up, leave, and don't tell her where you're going. Don't answer any phone calls or texts and when she tries to interrogate you later and keep picking fights, you respond only with shrugs and grunts, then sit down, turn the game on, and ignore her, until she starts being reasonable again.
@remiblanc0@xanga - Yeah that was pretty much my thought. I would never slap a woman, but if a woman slapping a man is okay, (and that I have no real problem with, if warranted) then I don't know what other conclusion there can be that the reverse is true, assuming similar circumstances and strength put into the slapperation.
What's archaic is the concept that only men hitting women is wrong. Even more archaic is the concept that a woman can't take a slap to a face. Some of the women I've met? They'd pretty much grind 80% of men into a fine powder. Society needs to grow up a little and realize the sexes aren't as different now as they used to be.
What is this? Reverse sexism being applied to sexism?
Slapping anyone -- regardless of their gender -- is not cool.
With respect to an unreasonable woman in an argument, I don't follow any of the above advice. Other guys let them yell or just simply let them win the argument... me? Hell no! I set my foot down and sit there to intellectually slam them -- and make them feel stupid for even arguing me so that next time they know not to argue.
He's not completely wrong. Women keep driving a point over and over until someone relents or shuts them up, and this coming from a woman. Not saying shut them up by hitting them but he's not completely wrong in his point.
It's okay if she's physically hurting you; if a woman comes at you with a knife and you don't defend yourself because she has a vagina, you're kinda screwed (and dumb). On the other hand, it's not like I condone women slapping men. A guy would have to do A LOT for me to slap him.
@Cambios@xanga - There's a reason why the woman acts that way. When it get to that point the relationship is over. Neither the man nor the woman care and respects each other enough to communicate properly.