Even under the law, reasonable force must be no more than is reasonable under the circumstances. If a 110 pound woman punches you and you beat the crap out of her and really hurt her, you've probably used excessive force.<quoted text>
Yes. If you can't control yourself towards a woman, you're not fit for society. Tonka may feel totally justified for beating his wife into a bloody coma because she slapped him for staring down the babysitter's blouse, but the law may disagree. Frankly, I find his sheer hatred towards women despicable.
The law doesn't agree with Tonka. The law doesn't say, well your dainty wife hit you first, so you were right to punch her and break her face and if she doesn't like it, she shouldn't have hit you first.