In almost every media form TV, movies, novels, etc females besting a male in physical combat or just slapping a male or kneeing him in the crotch carries a comedic undertone. Mostly in sitcoms, males are slapped various times. Whereas a male assaulting a female is never ever comedic. That would be a dark scene. I would cringe if a male slapped a female in a show.

Why is such a double standard normalized? Doesn’t that effect how our society empathises with the victim of an assault just based on gender?


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