I’ve read many responses to questions about men hitting women (who had hit the men first).
But certainly, hitting in retaliation (“don’t dish it out if you can’t take it”) must be fundamentally different than hitting in self defense (“my life has been genuinely threatened”).
I imagine that there must be scenarios of hitting back that is in retaliation, but not self defense. Likewise, I imagine that there must be scenarios of hitting back that is in self defense, but not retaliation.
What do you think? Do you differentiate between self defense and retaliation in physical altercations?