Serena Williams Discusses Body Shaming, And Other Forms Of Sexism In Sports
Serena Williams is a strong and capable woman that is not afraid to speak against misogyny. The Grand Slam champion opened up about her own experience dealing with sexism in sports, explaining that being disrespected for things like her accolades or getting body shamed is something she always had to deal with.
In a recent interview for Time magazine’s video series titled, ‘Firsts,’ Williams talked about how some men think it is Okay to comment on her body and say she looks too masculine for a woman.
Others may think women in sports should not get the same amount of prize money despite working just as hard and shedding blood, sweat, and tears in order to achieve their goals.
In her opinion, sports should never include double standards.
‘It is not always easy to be on this stage. To have someone comment on your body, and say, 'It's too strong.' They will say something like, we do not deserve as much prize money as our male counterparts. You work so hard, you dedicate yourself. It should not be a double standard.’
The said series’ goal is to bring into the limelight certain female celebs that are pioneers in their field of expertise.
Proving that she’s a real warrior, Serena Williams has not only been excelling at her job but also in her private life.
Just last week, the tennis champion welcomed her first baby with her dearest fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and they couldn’t be any happier.