Troy Dunn, known as Troy The Locator, has posted a controversial opinion piece on domestic violence on his Facebook page.
It’s called “4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman,” but we want to be clear — he is firmly against hitting a woman.
Here are his reasons:
1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around.
2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her.
3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up!
4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively.
The post is going viral — as of Friday at 1 p.m. PT, it’s been shared more than 50,000 times, it’s been liked more than 20,000 times, has almost 3,000 comments and has reached more than 7 million people.
Here’s a sampling of some of the Facebook comments:
Donna Smith: “Can we discuss WOMEN who hit men?”
Sean Wells: “My two cents: If you don’t want to GET hit, don’t HIT anyone. My parents taught me not to hit women. They also taught me to fight back, when I need to.”
Lucy Knapp: “I’d like to add there is never a reason for a women to hit a man either.”
Travis Kordela: “All of the above is true, but the reality is “Man” and “Woman” should both be replaced with “Significant Other.” Domestic violence in any sense is never justified.”
Although the headline is shocking and the subject matter is extremely sensitive, we applaud Troy for getting people to talk about and think seriously about domestic violence.