Gucci Little Piggy notes the hypocrisy of women:
So while “violence is not the answer” it becomes more of a legitimate answer when someone is acting like a douchebag and spitting things at you while you’re performing on stage. Just because this douchebag is a woman doesn’t mean that we should all of a sudden have sympathy for people who behave obnoxiously. We should hold her in the same regard as the thousands of other people who have befallen the same fate: “shouldn’t have spit at him” is the usual treatment.
When feminists compose their Gender Neutrality Wish List they only expect things like jobs, better pay, respect, voice, etc. But they don’t realize that bumps and bruises come with that. ‘Cafeteria feminism’ is what that’s called, I believe.
For what it’s worth, I have no principled opposition to hitting a woman,* particularly if she is “acting like a douchebag.” The way I see it, if we are truly equal, than I should treat her the same way I would treat a guy doing the same thing. Plus, I also view this sort of thing as “teachable moment,” in that I plan to teach her why acting like a douchebag is a very bad idea. In fact, one might argue that I’m actually doing her a favor.
Anyway, the rank hypocrisy exposed by GLP demonstrates how women are stuck in a perpetually adolescent state of mind. For, like all adolescents, women want the privileges of adulthood without any of the responsibilities. Thus, the difference between men and women is that men eventually transition from adolescence to adulthood.
The desire for privileges without responsibilities is very dangerous, for it must fundamentally ignore reality. Furthermore, women must be taught that this desire is absurdly unrealistic, and must be taught in much the same way that parents teach adolescents that having a car means paying for gas and insurance and so forth.
The worst thing that parents can do for their adolescent children is fail to prepare them for the realities of adulthood. In the same vein, it is also a disservice to women to spare them from the consequences of their behavior, for it is certain that reality will eventually catch up with them. And when it does, it will be quite painful.
* If you’re obtuse, or otherwise incapable of understanding this point, I’m simply stating that there is nothing inherently immoral about hitting a woman. The rightness or wrongness of hitting a woman (or man) is contingent on the situation. It is acceptable to hit someone else in the act of self-defense; it is not acceptable to instigate assault. This rule applies equally to men and women.