Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: So if self defense is for everyone, when women hit men can men hit back for self defense or is that wrong?

If it's wrong to hit a women does that mean men just stay and get punched for about 20 minutes or until the women says im done? BUT if we hit back that doesn't count as a charge against women (like hitting women in law) I just wanted to get my questioned answered so if something happens (the world is big) I won't get charged in court for something isn't right in the first place (oh and yeah the man didn't do anything in that situation too she just got angry over a subject and started hitting for no reason) that's just what is needed (I'm not a lawyer so yeah)

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: We don't answer hypothetical questions but you are entitled to reasonable self defense.

That means if the woman is smaller/weaker you may cover up but punching her is likely to get a citation (though she may and should get one).

Perhaps the best answer is to avoid people likely to assault you.

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