Post Equality

First a little background. I am a warrior through and through. I’ve met women who could take on any man that would have challenged them. So please don’t give me that “Women aren’t as strong as men” thing that I’ve heard often. Personal choice is what it comes to. There is always a choice, always an option. Something very important to remember… your rights end at your fist, and where another person’s face begins.
This event has happened to me multiple times and I thought I might see if anyone out there has an opinion that agrees with mine, or disagrees. Of course I already know people disagree with me, so that’s not a question. On to the topic at hand though, equal rights between men and women. Now before you get all up in arms and believe I’m sexist, I believe in equality. I believe that if women want equality, they should have equality in every way, not just a pick and choose your options insurance type thing.

What do I mean by this? I mean that if a woman balls up her fist and socks a man in the face, then it shouldn’t matter if there is a return punch. At that point, she should understand the repercussions of her actions, just as a man should understand his actions if he hits another individual. In my personal experience… if a woman tries to hit me, she becomes an opponent, just the same as if a man tried to hit me. You step out onto the field with me pitting your experience against mine. If you don’t want this outcome, don’t step up, and that goes for anyone.

Now understand something very important first of all. If a fight isn’t fair by any means, I will come to defend; this doesn’t matter if it’s man on man, or man on woman, or even woman on woman. If the fight is obviously lopsided, I will step in, not lopsided then I’ll just observe. Not only that, but on basis of principle I will never throw the first punch.

I had this discussion with someone the other day and couldn’t help but laugh inwardly at his inability to even consider or hear another’s viewpoint. He would simply cut me off and speak over me. It shows of the ignorance of some people. He spoke of if his daughters were ever hit by a man how he’d kill them… I must wonder if a woman who was holding him at knifepoint, or even gunpoint would elicit the same response from him, or would his natural instincts kick in and would he send her to the hospital the same as if it had been a man holding a knife… or a gun. He never allowed me to bring this point up with him… ahh well… c’est la vie I suppose.

In closing, I’d like to state that first, I’m not a violent person, nor am I here to simply piss you off. I just want to make you think. Equality shouldn’t be something you get to pick and choose on what applies to you.

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)