Inspired by the other thread here, i started thinking. If my gym accepted women, and Pat (the instructor) threw me in the ring with a woman, would i want to hit her? I am pretty protective over women, if i ever see one cry my heart melts, i cant help it, so would i willingly cause the woman pain...even if it is sport and she is doing it with consent and trying to hurt me too. You know during sparring, when you catch your opponent crack on the nose and you see his eyes fill up or it even start to bleed, would you be able to do that to a woman? I dont think i could, yet it would be very insulting for me to say "im not sparring you love" Lets hear the answers folks.