Nyssa (igbc) wrote in little_details,
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Black eyes inflicted by women on men

I'm writing a scene in which a male character and a female character get into an argument, and the woman punches the man in the eye. I want him to have an ugly black eye the next day, but I need to know how realistic this is. The woman is 5' 8" tall and about 125 lbs. She is in good shape, but not particularly muscular, and probably doesn't work out. The man is 6' 1" and about 180 lbs. Is it realistic that she would have sufficient upper body strength for her punch to result in a very visible shiner?

I have googled my subject line and several variations of it, and got a lot of hits about domestic violence, abusive relationships, what men should do if they're being abused by their wives/girlfriends, etc., but nothing specific to what I'm looking for. Thanks to anyone who can help.
Tags: ~medicine: injuries (misc)
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