I hope your mother/girlfriend/sister/friends/everyone asks what happened to your nose. I hope you have to explain that you thought it’d be funny to joke with your friend about raping the drunk girl across the street. I bet you didn’t think that the girl who was walking in front of you would turn around and punch you in the face. You’re a filthy piece of shit and I don’t regret this at all.
Yeah a sick joke obviously deserves a smack in the face. Idiot.
I’m of two minds on this one. While simplistic, two wrongs don’t make a right. But on the other hand, if that guy was talking of actual rape (not just consensual sex) then I say he deserved it. Ideally she should have confronted him verbally and taken him down that way.
No way, this type of shit will never stop until people understand it is not okay.
Ok, i’ve just read the blog post explaining the situation. Wow. That’s a brave girl. In that situation I would advocate neither punching him nor talking to him. I thought this was at a crowded bar where she would be reasonably safe. But on dark quiet streets, man that’s scary stuff.
I understood it to be a joke about rape. The reaction is way over line however wrong she thought the joke was. If it were me I’d have stamped on her head.
This is why what she did was so dangerous. I don’t know many guys who would accept a punch to the head as a fair cop. It’s more likely to get us more fired up. And it does leave me questioning slightly the veracity of the version of events. Unless she was a fast runner and ran away quick. Either way, when you make “jokes” like that, you need to make 100% sure of your audience. Saying something like that within earshot of a single girl on quiet street at night is extremely insensitive. Sure, the reaction by the girl was over the top, but morally speaking (in terms of my morals, anyway) I think he deserved what he got. Fuck him. But then again, having said that, this will likely only make him more aggressive towards women in the future.
Nobody knows the guy. He could be a dick, he could just like sick jokes. If a girl turned round a punched me because I made a sick joke I’d retaliate and feel no remorse for doing so.
I’m all for taking rape seriously, but there’s a difference between really distasteful jokes and thinking rape is ok. Making jokes does not mean you don’t take something seriously. Do you think comedians like Frankie Boyle etc deserve to be smacked? Would you support someone smacking him? If you think this guy deserved a physical attack I can find dozens of comedians making jokes about things just as serious as rape, which following the same logic, they’d deserved to be attacked for.
Well the question is - Was it a joke? It’s certainly not in the same class of things as professional comedy. The guy is clearly a tool to do that with a single girl in a vulnerable situation within earshot. I’m personally sick of aggressive male tools (aside from myself, of course.. :) ) in our society. They make heartless cunts like Cameron and Bush and Abbott seem like normal people. They make it necessary for most female politicians to have to pull on the pants, so to speak, and be more manlike to be politically respected. Clearly escalating a situation with violence is not really the most effective way to deal with these types of situations. But given the circumstances of this event and the situation in our societies, I find it hard to be too outraged by her punching this twat.