I probably wouldn't, but there's one thing I always quote.
A man can't hit a woman because of physical advantage.
If a woman hits a man, she's using that advantage to gain her own advantage. She's thinking "I can hit you, but you can't hit me back". In my mind, that evens up the scores.
One story from the radio I thought was ridiculous:-
A guy finds out his girfriend has been cheating on him. He verbally abuses her, calling her a disgusting slut etc. etc. She responds by taking off her shoe, hitting in the head, causing him to later need 12 stitches. He responds by slapping her in the face, and she later got a black eye.
The callers into the radio said he was the most disgusting human being ever. To first verbally abuse her, then to hit a woman?
I was listening to it thinking "Wait...not only did she cheat on him...but she hit him with a weapon which warranted 12 stitches? She's lucky she only got a black eye".