Reminds me of a time a long time ago when me and a friend were walking outside (I think we were walking from 7/11 back to his house or something) and there was this couple in front of us arguing about something. The girl hit the guy in the face like 3 or 4 times and he gave her a one handed shove. The girl fell to the ground dramatically and when on the ground she held her face as if it were in pain even though she wasn't touched in the face nor did her face/head even touch the ground. She started SCREAMING as if she was on fire or something.
My friend turned into a white knight and tried getting in his face but I was able to pull him away before they started fighting. My friend was lucky too because the other guy was like 6'5 and pretty lean looking. He would have gotten destroyed. It's amazing how strong the male instinct to protect women is. Men are hardwired to put their lives in danger to protect women. Look at all the men who died shielding women from bullets. It was that instinct that got the better of him.
Many women are very aware of this instinct and try to use it to their advantage.