(supposition/hypothesis) violence is a good deterrant(self defense) it is quick effective and delivers a clear message. giving the perpetrator an immediate harsh beating will solve the problem quickly. this is called corporal punishment and is supported by the majority of the people in the usa. why is it denied for women ?(surely this is a cultural norm?) why are USA women denied the ability to meter out corporal punishment even though the majority of the population support capital & corporal ? anomaly ? why is sexual harrasment in the work place considered a traffic violation rather than an act of violence that demands self defense ? who is driving this culture and maintaining it ?