Men need to learn how to love and respect women
Pertaining to Ray Rice
You are a fool if you think women are weak. Also, if you see those you love as weak and pathetic what does that say about you?
A friend asked me about Ray Rice and the elevator last night. I therefore had to watch the video several times. In tight confines, a left hook from me might have done the same thing and that was rather terrifying. This friend asked me what I would have done and what else he could have done. I was raised that a man does not lift a hand to a woman, so my views may be different than some (they should NOT BE!) but I said:
1) Hug her and hold her still
2) Take the blow, assuming she was actually going to strike him at all. I am enough of a man/adult to take a slap or punch for someone I love. Keep talking and tell her I love her.
3) Use a joint hold on her hand until she relents.
4) Block the strike and keep talking.
In other cases, I would walk away and wait. Knocking someone I love unconscious would show my absolute failure as a man, heathen and human being. Just being a tough guy is a rather pathetic measure of anyone. We have to be far more than that. I saw nothing in what that woman was doing that could have been construed as a great threat. Are we that weak?