Here's the situation:
I have a 4 year old son who is very well mannered, and is taught very well, how to act like a gentleman.
I have a 4 year old niece whose parents take pride is raising their daughter to be a tomboy.
They teach her to fight, and how to be able to pretty much hang with the boys since she's around boys all the time.
I have made it known that I think that if a woman/girl balls up her fists and hits a man, like she, herself is a man, she should expect to get hit in return and that it pisses me off when a man is expected to just sit there and take it when a woman hits him, just because she's a woman.
I have a female cousin who found this out....she grew up fast and had to know how to fight and she got in to it with men (she would start it) and get her ass put in place.
Well, SO, my son, myself, his brother, SIL and their daughter, were all out a few days ago when my niece was running around acting like a little asshole all day.
She was pretty much pushing on my son and he'd simply walk away from her and her parents would laugh.
At one point, she balled up her fist and hit my son the middle of his back and before I could jump up, my son balled up his fist and hit her on her arm and yelled "Leave me alone!!"
Her parents started to yell at him for hitting her because she's a girl and then I stopped them and reminded them that if they tech their daughter to hit like a man, she's going to get hit in return.
Now, I've explained to him before, that he is not to hit girls but this whole incident has me thinking of new ways to explain this to him.
I don't want him to think he can't defend himself when the person attacking him, is a female.