- I took yesterday off writing this post because I was still pissed from the night before and that horrid display of sexism and racism on display at the US Open. Yet another example of men and their egos policing women’s emotion, our dress, our bodies…etcetera. First, unless they are offering words of support, white men should not be commenting. Period. I’m not going to click on another white man’s article criticizing black women. Reason: Every article I’ve read written by a white male within this context has shown a complete lack of awareness and a monumental side of myopia.Additionally, I have long been a fan of tennis; coaching is common and that specific rule is arbitrarily governed by chair refs, thus, the rule should be revised or removed.The male mediocrity crawling out of their holes to mansplain *rules* to women and scold us for our outrage is peak maleness. Add emotion and a woman demanding an apology from a man—a black woman at that—and the worldwide sexist racist bros club has been triggered.
I was especially disappointed by the Guardian’s articles and comments; Brits lectured Americans to stay classy while the shrill of their racist and sexist dog whistles drowned out anything pertinent or helpful to the conversation. Apparently, civility should transcend all there too; fuck civility.
Meanwhile, the USTA fined Serena $17,000. As I said on Twitter, this is yet another petty power play. Serena has become bigger than tennis with a message that’s just as powerful and TPTB don’t like it so they believe this will reign in her power. She should pay it in pennies and dump it in their front lobby.
At this point, women are channeling each other’s rage & ready to collectively kick all men’s asses; we’re anarchists determined to tear down the patriarchy and their rules by escalating our neverending revolution.
I recommend the following articles if you would like to understand a woman’s perspective on the situation (also, talk to any black woman):
- Zerlina Maxwell – Serena Williams’ Treatment at the U.S. Open Is About More Than Tennis
- Rebecca Traitser – Serena Williams and the Game That Can’t Be Won (Yet)
- Gillian B. White – Serena Williams’s U.S. Open Loss Was Humiliating—But Not for Her
- Sally Jenkins – At U.S. Open, power of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire’s power play
- Billie Jean King: Serena is still treated differently than male athletes
- Addendum: a man’s perspective by Mike Dang — Naomi Osaka Deserves to Have Her Moment
- Naomi Osaka played brilliantly and beat Serena soundly. Congratulations to the first Haitian-Japanese player to win a grand slam title.
- Chris Evans answered Tucker’s ridiculous question perfectly.
- When Ronan comes for you, again, you better resign, Leslie. Spoiler: he did and he did.
- Olivia Munn is a hero.
- He should be impeached, not elevated; on Brett Kavanaugh.
- Informative thread on Susan Collins.
- Make no mistake, this cartoon is horrendously racist and sexist.
— Marty Bahamonde (@MartyJBahamonde) September 9, 2018
This comic is over 80 years old and yet you don’t have to change a thing about it. It’s every bit as relevant today as the day it was drawn. pic.twitter.com/Ab8cbt1rmo
— Lee J. Carter (@carterforva) September 9, 2018
Sometimes it feels like being a woman is a long slow process of swallowing your anger until it poisons you and you die
— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) September 10, 2018
Men should be glad women want equality and not revenge.
— Otegha K. Uwagba (@OteghaUwagba) September 8, 2018