The latest horror video is some knock out gang punching a girl. Really brave. When I was young – in the days of West Side Story -there were gangs, there were knives, and an occasional zip gun. There were even girl gangs and sometimes someone got killed; but not when a guy was with his girl. If he had his girlfriend with him a guy could walk anywhere without being harmed, even on a rival gang’s turf. There was a code of some sort and it did not involve punching out women. It makes me wonder if the conventional certainty about modern ethics being better than the old fashioned because individual behavior is less constrained is, in fact, true.