Reports of women violently attacking men are on the increase. It's time for men to start defending themselves.
A video of a recent attack on Boston's Red Line has become a You Tube sensation: A woman yelled and cursed at a man, according to a witness who posted the video, because he "brushed up against her dog when going to sit down."
The woman then went further, repeadedly punching him in the head. The man made no move to defend himself, other than covering up with his hands.
This response (or lack of response) is becoming all too common. And it needs to stop. If it is not dealt with, it will get worse.
Simply put, men have the right to defend themselves, just as women do. I'm calling for the end of "one-sided defense."
Here's a video and news commentary about the incident.
The woman has since turned herself in, and made an apology, while also excusing her behavior.
The male victim at first declined to press charges against the woman, but has now said he will co-operate with police investigators, which is a step in the right direction.
Men have long been taught "never to hit a woman", which has only brought out the worst in women. This idea, combined with a fear many men have of women, has caused them to refrain from defending themselves in almost any cirmcumstance. While I certainly do not sanction men attacking women, neither is it right for men to allow themselves to be beaten by a woman.
It's time for men to re-assert their right to self defense.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the Founder and President of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man." Rev. Peterson is also the Founder and President of BOND Action, a 501 (c) (4) nonprofit organization which exists to "educate, motivate and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our great country. Jesse is the host of "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show", a national talk show which airs 6-9 AM PST/ 9-Noon EST, M-F. He is also the Founder of The South Central L.A. Tea Party. Rev. Peterson is available to speak to your organization, university, conference, church, or Tea Party. Call (800) 411-BOND (2663) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.