ilona the pest

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Friday, September 22, 2006

fight club

i punched a girl in the face tonight. she asked me to -- i swear! -- so it wasn't assault, or battery, or anything else illegal. just weird.

we were standing on a sidewalk with quite a few people around, and many of them stared and looked aghast afterwards. (understandably.) i was a little embarassed, but kind of defensive too. it's like fight club! haven't they seen the movie?

it was pretty fun, punching someone in the face. i don't think i'd ever done it before. it seems like a good experience to have, for practice, just in case you ever need to punch someone for real.


  • At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't know about New York, but I think that in some jurisdictions consent is not a defense to a criminal assault and battery.

    Punching somebody in the face probably isn't a good idea anyway, for a number of reasons.

  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger lcc202003 said…

    what were the circumstances around your fight club moment? was this some random girl or someone you know? was she wasted? how hard did you hit her, enough to leave a bruise, draw blood?

    sorry, i'm being so damn nosy. it's just that i haven't been in a fight since grade school and those don't really count. plus, i love that movie.

  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger ilona said…

    1) you can't consent to something like murder, or strict liability crimes like statutory rape, but i think the basic definition of assault/battery is that it's an *unwanted* touching. so, by definition, this wasn't that. sure, possibly not a good idea anyway. but it's fun to live dangerously sometimes.

    2) she was a friend of a friend, who i just met that night. she was saying to my friend, "man, i WISH i could convince someone to punch me in the face," and i was like, "really? i'd be happy to." she might have been drunk - i'm not very good at telling when people are drunk vs. when that's just their personality. i tried to hit her as hard as i could, but i'm not very strong, so i don't even think it will leave a visible bruise. it just made her cheek sort of pink.


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