Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Williams Sisters Win, Cue Racist And Transphobic Slurs

This is a guest post from the ever fabulous Monica of TransGriot

Didn't take long for the haters to start posting racist negativity aimed at the Williams sisters as they had a very successful fortnight at 'Williams'-don and captured the Ladies singles and doubles titles.

Loved this post by NewBlackMan (In Exile) Entitled 'Ain't I A Champion?'

If you think I'm kidding about the racist negativity, just peruse some of the comments that were directed at her on Twitter this week.
Today a giant gorilla escaped the zoo and won the womens title at Wimbledon... oh that was Serena Williams? My mistake.

          Serena Williams is a gorilla

         Watching tennis and listening to dad talk about how Serena Williams looks like gorilla from the mist
         I don't see how in the hell men find Serena Williams attractive?! She looks like a male gorilla in a dress, just saying!
      
    You might as well just bang a gorilla if you're going to bang Serena Williams
         Earlier this week I said that all female tennis players were good looking. I was clearly mistaken:

    The Gorilla aka Serena Williams.
          serena williams looks like a gorilla
          Serena Williams is half man, half gorilla! I'm sure of it.
         Serena Williams look like a man with tits, its only when she wears weave she looks female tbh, what a HENCH BOLD GORILLA!
          
    Serena Williams is a gorilla in a skirt playing tennis #Wimbledon
          My god Serena Williams is ugly! She’s built like a silver backed gorilla
          I would hate to come across Serena Williams in a dark alley #nightmare #gorilla #notracist
          Serena williams is one of the ugliest human beings i've ever seen #Gorilla
Note to you scientifically illiterate bigots.   Gorillas also look like this.


I don't hear you comparing those Eastern European tennis playing amazons who lose to the Williams sisters on a regular basis on the world tennis tour to this animal, calling them ugly or men.


I'm just sayin'. 

But I'm more than a little sick of the Williams sisters getting 'unwoman' shade spat at them by you haters who bitterly resent the fact that international tennis since 1999 has been dominated by two Black women who grew up in Compton.

Serena went through the defending Wimbledon champ in Kvitova, the presumptive world number one and 2012 Australian Open champ in Azarenka and Radwanska to get her fifth Venus (Williams) Rosewater Dish, so yeah she earned it.

You haters want so desperately to write them off, ignore their accomplishments and their status as two of the greatest tennis players in the game, but they continue to win Grand Slams.  You resent the fact the Williams sisters have had injuries, battled illnesses stared death in the face and still come back after an almost two year layoff to spank those behinds on the various world tennis courts.

By the way, in case you weren't aware of this, the 2012 Olympic tennis tournament will be conducted at the All England Club.  Who are the defending tennis doubles gold medallists?  Serena and Venus.  .

And still they rise.   They look damned good doing it too.