Some of you know that I'm a woman. Since a lot of men are here, I'd like to hear your opinions on this. Today, I was at my friend's little shop. I took scrap gold and silver and he melts it. The front of his shop is all glass. We were chatting away and we heard screaming, so I went to the glass to take a look. A man and a woman were arguing. She was screaming and crying, actually. He wasn't yelling. My friend was behind the counter going through the scrap and he wanted to know what was going on, so I kind of gave him a play by play. "There is a woman outside screaming and crying. She's fighting with a man." seconds later... "He just grabbed her arm. If he hits her, I'm going out there and saying something, then beat him." friend-"So will I. That's one thing I don't go for, a man hitting a woman." seconds later..."She just socked him!" He didn't hit her back. He seems awfully patient. I think he had just grabbed her arm to get her attention." seconds later..."Oh! She just kicked him in the family jewels. He's going down." friend "Ohhhhhhh that hurts." seconds later..."She left." Tonight I started to feel guilty and hypocritical. In my head, I know that domestic violence can work two ways. It's not always the man who hits a woman. It could be the other way around. I was ready to go out there and beat him if he hit her, and so was my friend who is male. But neither of us did anything when it was the woman hurting the man. I feel bad now. What would you do? Is there one sex you would go out there and stick up for, both sexes, or neither sex?