American Actress Whoopi Goldberg said it’s understandable for men to hit women in certain circumstances and situations.
Explaining such a situation on the TV show The View, while she and her female co-hosts argued about a situation where a man hit a woman and knocked her out after she hit him first, she said if you hit someone, their first instinct might be to hit you back so women should be taught not to hit anyone at all just as men are taught not to hit women.
“If you hit somebody you cannot be sure you’re not going to get hit back.”
As her co-host disagreed and said it’s never right to hit a woman, Whoopi gave an example using a scenario where a little boy has been taught never to hit a woman but the girl keeps hitting him all the time
“You have to teach women; do not do not put your hands on anybody.”
Explaining further she added:
“I know I’m going to catch a lot of hell and I don’t care. You have to teach women, do not live with the idea that men still have this chivalry thing still with them. Don’t assume that’s still in play. So don’t be surprised if you hit a man and he hits you back. I’m sorry, you hit somebody, they hit you back, don’t be surprised.”
As expected, Whoopi’s point of view got a lot of mixed reactions, first from her co-host and then from social media users.
Though it is an old video it was shared again on Twitter and it’s generated a debate online, check out the video below
A man hitting a woman is wrong. But look at the female privilege being displayed by Sunny and Sherri. Whoopi is 100% correct. pic.twitter.com/T38g5JZd3H
— Matt (@EastPointMadeMe) December 1, 2017
But is there ever an acceptable reason or circumstance to hit a woman?