28 year old French tennis player Marion Bartoli is your 2013 Women’s Singles Wimbledon champion!
That’s Bartoli there on your left. And I’m sure you can see the problem here. You don’t? Oh, that might be because you’re not a BIG SEXIST ASSHOLE. Because, if you were, you’d take one good look at the Wimbledon champ on the left there, then take one good look at the Tennis player next to her, Sabine Lisicki, whom she beat to win the title and realize “THE WIMBLEDON CHAMPION IS NOT A TALL SKINNY BLONDE MODEL LOOKING WOMEN! THIS CAN’T BE!!!!”
If you open the official Wimbledon rule book to page 13405 you’ll see that “Being an official ‘Wimbledon Babe’ in the eyes of Dan over on Twitter” is one of the official qualifications of winning Wimbledon.”
Oh, wait a fucking second. No, it isn’t.
YEAH, BARTOLI. Being the champion of your chosen sport is all about how hot you are and totally not about being the absolute best at said sport. GOD, BARTOLI, WIMBLEDON CHAMPION, LEARN HOW TO PLAY SOME GOD DAMN TENNIS.
Women playing sports is totally useless if said women are not pleasing to the eye. I mean, what’s the point of women playing sports if it isn’t to please the male spectators?
Sadly, these aren’t the comments of a few misogynist shit bags. Hundreds and hundreds of tweets are attacking this girl because they don’t like how she LOOKS…
May the best man win! May the most attractive women win!”
I guess not too surprising to see this one from a dude who calls himself “London’s Stifler.”
"LOL! SHE"S SWEATING AFTER PLAYING SPORTS. WHO DOES THAT?!?!"
haha! A “back to the kitchen” joke! So original! And oddly enough, though, probably the least offensive out of all the Bartoli attacks.
And if you’re a Tennis-watching sexist and the whole “fat slut” this and “ugly face” that started to get a bit boring to you while watching Wimbledon, then you could have apparently focused on Bartoli’s “erect nipples” during the match like seemingly hundreds did…
Disgusting as it is objectifying any girl like this, would these dudes have had a problem with a braless Maria Sharapova running around the Tennis court? Or would they have been clamoring for her to take her top off too?
Before you answer my clearly rhetorical questions, let these fine folks answer it for you…
Oh, and those last few tweets reminded me! Some of these assholes don’t just think Bartoli is an ugly woman, possibly a “dyke-y” lesbian. Some are convinced that if a woman doesn’t fit society’s norms of what’s “hot” AND she is good at sports, well, then DUH! she has to be a MAN! And they’re cool with sexually assaulting her to prove it!
Props to the Twitter account @EverydaySexism for pointing out what was going on. Below are some of the tweets they found:
Personally, I like how this dude felt he needed to @ REPLY TO HER, just to make sure she saw this horrible shit.
On the bright side, when asked about BBC commentator John Inverdale remarks on her “never going to be a looker" (yeah that’s right, she received this shit from the BBC too), Bartoli said:
"It doesn’t matter, honestly. I am not blonde, yes. That is a fact. Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. I’m sorry. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely, yes."
And that’s one of the many actual reasons Marion Bartoli “deserves” to be Wimbledon Champion.