Sometimes people would call a man "punch like a girl". However, this video completely changes the view on how the girl punches. Lucia Rijker, the female champion boxer, and John Brenkus, the professional male boxer, invited to the science experiment. It is very hard to tell which athlete has bigger strength and even it looks like Lucia is stronger than John according to the statistics that Lucia punches about 922 LBS while John only have around 700 LBS. This astonishing fact tells that female athletes are not well-knowned for their breast - they have the power to earn respect in the sports, as well as other field. In the video, Lucia said, "I don't want to say that I punch like a man, I want to say that I punch like a coordinate athlete". She did not put her in the position of being man but rather real athlete, a female athlete. From this perspective, her point of view is corresponding to the presentation of empowerment and liberation in Carter's article, and it strongly presents that what we consider about males and females are not the way they are defined. Although the super strength that a girl has in the video is not a common thing happened everyday to everybody, this fact could not be ignored and should be the awareness among people that female athletes should earn the respects as male athletes do.
1. We have encountered that people usually say a man hitting like a girl. After watching this video, how do you think about the female athletes' performance? What is the focusing point people should pay attention to for those female athletes?
2. "Hits like a girl" is one of many sentences people would say. Other words like "don't act like a girl/boy" and "why you love girl/boy stuff" often show up in our daily lives. What do you think about this problem (or maybe you do not think it is not a problem at all)? And what is your reflection after watching this video?