The Cleveland Bus Driver and Feminism

There’s a video out last night on YouTube in the process of going viral in which a Cleveland bus driver is verbally and physically assaulted by a passenger and responds by punching said passenger:

It is worth talking about because the driver in question happens to be male and the passenger in question happens to be female, and so an interesting conversation about gender and the ethics of self-defence has sprung up, one that is very much worth having because it undercuts some of the core issue facing feminist theory today–whether it is about advancing women at the expense of men, or true gender equality.

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