A comment I made over at Debbi's blog last night, well, my reflection on the comment this morning made me think of this scene from one of the Trinity westerns...
Her blog post is about a comment a prick leader made to a group of women, and the comment below is a follow-up to my first comment that "someone shoulda slapped the shit out of him"...
Here's the comment:
I think a well timed, well placed slap, delivered with the proper amount of force, can be a beautiful thing when a man is being an asshole.
That's what women did in the old days when a man made inappropriate advances or comments, right? At least that's the way it's always portrayed in film. If another man was witness to it, especially if she was close to him (wife, daughter, etc.), it would fall upon him to defend her honor, no? A duel, swordplay, a gunfight, or a general ass-kicking.
Again, I'm not advocating violence - I'm not a violent man, have never been in a fist fight in my life, have never been slapped as I recall, but I just find it interesting to talk about (and ponder) this subject.
I did however, have my right ear lobe half bit off by one of my ex's. I was being an asshole. We made mad, passionate love after the bleeding stopped. I can still feel the scar line where her two front teeth parted my flesh.