Hitting a Woman

Introduction

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We are now in the days of equality between men and women where our gender should not reflect how we are treated or how we treat other people.

There is generally no debate when it comes to whether a man should hit a woman. The challenge is really to think hard about whether it would ever be acceptable for it to happen.

Vocabulary

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  • assault (noun)
  • punch (verb)
  • injury (noun)
  • force (noun)
  • self-defence (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Is it ever acceptable for a man to hit a woman?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Hitting a Woman
  • When is it acceptable? Why?
  • Is it ever acceptable for a woman to hit a man?
  • Should the punishment be different for a man hitting a woman as opposed to a woman hitting a man?
  • What about transgender?
  • Does age matter?

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