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There are people who believe that absolutely nobody should ever be hit or even touched. You should never hit anyone under any circumstances.
On the other hand, most Americans believe in killing murderers and unborn babies.
It's a mess to sort out where to be on the range between these views, but possibly the least correct of all of these are the extreme nonviolent types. There are some people who need a punch in the nose, and it was a better world back in the days when everyone knew that being a bad person could buy you a punch in the nose.
Let me repeat that:
There are some people who need a punch in the nose, and it was a better world back in the days when everyone knew that being a bad person could buy you a punch in the nose.
Unsurprisingly, bad people will disagree.
The last thing I want to be is an old grouch talking about how everything is going to hell and was so much better in the old days. But...As people progressively get dumber, they are losing the knowledge of the difference between justified force and wanton violence. This is a very bad thing.
In the same vein, in the Midcentury world and before, when a man put his uninvited hand on a woman, she'd immediately and instinctively give him a good hard slap in the face. Now the offended women just sit and simmer until the man runs for public office, and then they hire some evil bastard lawyer to ruin his life.
Think of all the ways that the old way is better than the new way. The man is humbled immediately and straightened out immediately. He is motivated to transgress no more. The woman is gratified and can live in peace. The man, now righteous in a way that he may not have been before, is that much more qualified for public office. And womenhood in general gains back some of the respect that they lost being the skanks that so many of them are now.
Everything would be better; everyone would win.