Daily Wire host reviews 'The Witcher': "No woman can fight with a sword. Zero women can fight with a sword" pic.twitter.com/RJuUoujkAG— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) January 3, 2020
So author Andrew Klavan recently said that "no woman could beat a man in a sword fight." And it's caused a huge backlash in the sword making, fighting community because he was simply wrong. He goes on to list the weight of a sword from 5 to 10 lbs wich just shows his complete and utter lack knowledge on the subject (most combat weapons weigh in between 2 and 3 lbs). What bothers me about this is he is speaking as an authority on a subject he simply knows very little about. He then responds to the criticism by stating "name one sport where men and women compete against one another" missing that in the international fencing association most competitions are mixed gender, and the only reason why the Olympics are seperated is because the Olympic Committee demands it. And many other sports sword competitions HEMA, fight camp, etc. Are also mixed gender. So to answer his question sword fighting.
And I'm wondering how mainstream this has reached. It seems that every time I hop on YouTube I see another video on this subject. But not much elsewhere. So until now, had you heard of this?