Of course there is a world of difference between punched once or twice and being a battered wife. Why is saying this considered controversial?
There is indeed a world of difference between being punched and being beaten up. Ask any boxer or street brawler.
I suppose women being women will pretend not to know the difference. I suppose it also depends on where he hit her. Did she get a black eye or lose any teeth? Did he punch her in the arm? Or was it a slap across the face? In response to what?
OK for a woman to hit a man, not OK for man to hit a woman. Whither gender equality? Give up feminism and a man may feel worse about hitting a woman?
A real man would never slap the face of another man in anger, would he? Slapping is a form of physical chastisement specially reserved for women because that is usually enough to shut her up.
Let's hear all the gory details now, Rula and Den!