One of the most important thing that underpin western civilization is the “family” which consists of a man a woman & their child or children. One of the greatest threats to this “foundation stone” is domestic violence. This is the justification for laws against and sanctions for acts of violence within a family. Slapping the heck out of your wife threatens all of us in ways that are too numerous to list. So, YES it is everyone else’s business. The Russians are complete idiots in this.
That being said we need to be careful of this stuff as it goes both ways. Men beat up women and women beat up men often in equal proportions. The law should, but often does not work both ways as many times no one believes that a sweet lady could do violence. I’d suggest from the writing of many females on this forum that the perception is pretty off base. Women, if necessary are very deadly and rightfully so. I can also attest from personal experience that it can happen. Early on in our marriage Mrs. Drak flew into a rage when I told her “no there is no money for that right now”. She hauled off and smacked me. I did nothing. She repeated that hit twice more. At that point I spoke. “I decided that if you ever hit me I would take it three times. You’ve had your three. If you move to hit me again I will block the punch and you will find yourself on the ground. Remember that I am able to punch around a hundred times harder that you. Are we clear?”
I watched carefully as a wave of good sense washed over her face. It’s going on fifty years at this point and there has never been another “hitting” incident. In fact hash words are so rare as to be non existent. I wonder if we are simply lucky or smart enough to know that there are some things that are out of bounds. I’m also eternally thankful that the Good Mrs. Drak backed off, as I’m to this day not sure if I would have hit her.
Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:10 pm