Originally Posted by lance konami
Yes, I've heard it enough from feminists that women can protect themselves, that they don't need men for anything at all, that they can do everything men can do, that they can do everything men do better than men, and that men who try to protect women are just trying to assert their dominance over women and display their masculinity because of their deep rooted insecurity. I've heard it all.
Aside from the fact that protecting women and children has always been one of man's evolutionary roles, there's another component to this that I haven't mentioned yet. Women are irrational. If you're ever in a situation where she feels threatened by someone, and you do not step in to defend her, at least verbally just to say "Step back. Leave her alone," even if you can see the situation clearly and know that by doing so you would be taking a substantial risk, she will resent you on some level. She will loose that sense of security she had with you. She will act like you "did the right thing," but deep down, she will resent your failure to act in a crucial moment. Protection in times of threats is a very primal thing. If you don't provide that for her, in some form, she will question you. She won't see the situation logically. She'll see it emotionally.
I don't know if my wife's an exception (well, she is an exceptional lady!), but if someone grabbed her bottom she wouldn't come running to me to complain.
Instead, she'd either laugh in the guy's face or she'd call him a jerk, boor, moron, fool or some other decidedly uncomplimentary term, and then she'd walk away.
After that, she'd probably come and tell me that she wanted to go somewhere else, but she wouldn't whinge to me and then expect me to open a can of whoop-ass on the fool.