Sexist commentary, inappropriate interview questions, and articles focused on physical appearance not only trivializes a woman’s accomplishments, but also sends a message that her value is based on her looks, not her ability. And it’s much too commonplace.
"You're getting a lot of fans here," "A lot of them are male, and they want to know: If you could date anyone in the world of sport, of movies – I'm sorry, they asked me to say this – who would you date?"
"On some women [the catsuit] might look good. Unfortunately, some women aren't wearing it. On Serena, it only serves to accentuate a superstructure that is already bordering on the digitally enhanced and a rear end that I will attempt to sum up as discreetly as possible by simply referring to it as 'formidable.'"
“As your profile rises, people find out more about you, your breast reduction surgery was three or four years ago. Does that play any part in your success? What about outside the tennis?"
“Generally, I'm all for chunky sports stars ... but tennis requires a mobility Serena cannot hope to achieve while lugging around breasts that are registered to vote in a different US state from the rest of her.”
"So, did you hear about the hair controversy?"
You see the young ladies all turn their head, they didn’t want to catch one in the grill. They might not have wanted to mess their hair… they might not have wanted to mess their hair… it’s possible.
"Olympic Beach Volleyball: Great Bodies, Bikinis and More."
I just wonder if her dad did say to her when she was 12, 13, 14: 'Listen, you're never going to be a looker, you are never going to be somebody like a Sharapova, you're never going to be 5ft 11, you're never going to be somebody with long legs, so you have to compensate for that,'"
"She has a look that international judges love."
“Give us a twirl! Tell us about your outfit”.