Sorry Mar, but I've got to say that while I'd never hit a girl of my own accord, if they hit me first with some degree of force, I'm going to retaliate. I'm saying that I could ignore a "light" slap to the face, but if it was with a reasonable amount of malice or force, I'll hit back (that goes for a man or woman). While I'd never actually try to knock them out or something, I'm not just going to stand there and be attacked. I'd at least attempt to hold them down until they were calmer. To expect men to ignore an assault is just sexist.