If there's one thing that this series has taught me, it's that domestic violence is funny when it's a woman throwing the blunt objects. Kaoru, the young and nubile owner of the dojo that Himura Kenshin lives at (along with the rest of the cast), is constantly berating or beating the master swordsman for his percieved ineptitude with her bokken, a handy cooking pot, or the vegetables in the soup she was making for the whole gang.

Like the pacifist he is, Kenshin doesn't do anything about her abuse- it just wouldn't be anime if the guy resisted the gal's anger (and that Kenshin would probably remove her head with his mad l33t skillz if he fought back with any seriousness at all).