Is it ever acceptable for a man to hit a woman?


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Conversation Summary

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.


  • 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?

Key Vocabulary

  • Assault noun / verb
  • Punch verb
  • Injury noun
  • Force noun
  • Self-defence noun

Additional Exercises

Phrasal Verbs

Think of a sentence using each of the following phrasal verbs relating to this topic:

  • Look into 
    example: the police are looking into a potential domestic incident
  • Beat up
  • Pass out

Is it ever acceptable for a man to hit a woman?

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