Surely yes if it's in self defence.
There have been thousands of instances where a woman has viciously attacked a man, the man has then hit back but was charged for assault...
Women usually go around hitting men because they know men won't hit back, or at least assume so.
If I got in a confrontation with a woman in a bar, say. If she attacked me with a bottle and I dodged out the way and knocked her in the face... would I be arrested?
Most Helpful Girl
Only in self defense. As in she's trying to kill you. Though that goes for anyone.
In that case I would think that's self defense. Not sure if you would still be in trouble but i'm sure both would be thrown out of the bar. Though with that kind of think like I said gender doesn't matter. It's who ever tries to hurt the person first.
But it's not okay to hit a guy either even if the woman isn't able to hit hard. If she wanted to she could grab something that could really hurt him.0
Most Helpful Guy
You can't be arrested by law for that because it was a defensive reaction to immediate danger but a biased sexist idiot judge could still try to turn it against you. I have practiced martial arts and my teacher told me the following:
1. A fight that didn't take place is a won fight. So if you have a chance to avoid something like that then avoid it. If you can't avoid it then:
2. If the other person is clearly the agressor and you "attacked" to defend yourself from an attack that was already initiated then you are pretty much on the safe side.
3. Make sure that the people around you (the witnesses) know who is the aggressor, maybe by loudly telling the other person not to attack you. If you don't get damaged by her attack then people might see you as the aggressor if they didn't witness her attack.
At least that's how it works in Germany. Yes, self defense is an oddly complicated topic because successful self defense usually means that you get away without a scratch so all your proof that it was self defense doesn't really exist, that's why you have to get the attention of others.
I hope I could help!0