Inspired by Pinkyusuck: if you get beat up in a fight (doesn't matter how it started), should you receive any blame for not preparing sufficiently to fight back?
I think it does matter how it was started for similar reasons Earthmonkey explains.
If it started with a sucker punch then you can not adequately fight back. So not your fault.
If it started with you talking a huge amount of crap then getting your face knocked in... All your fault.
That's crazy talk.
Not to blame, but preparing yourself with a self defense class would be a good way not to get beat up.
I don't believe you're to blame if you are beat up, but you shouldn't blame the other person for beating you up either ..
That's... not true at all.
Well I mean in a respectful fight , that was my fault for making that clear. If someone gets jumped and beat up , yes the person needs blamed. However, if it's two people squaring up and fighting, no one should be blamed for the outcome.
At 81 yrs my defense should be strong !
Well, it's hard to prepare for something if you don't expect it.
Sucker punch...not fun.
Beat once, never again