Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is one of the best tennis players in the world. After winning at the Australian Open she was asked what guy she would like to date. I mean come on, a woman needs a man. She can’t just be the best tennis player in the world.
AVFM posted a long diatribe about how this isn’t really sexism because some male athletes have been asked what kind of car they would like to buy. Ugh.
‘On the surface it would seem that yes, it is possibly a little sexist, but no more sexist than asking a male athlete what kind of car he’d most like to own.’
So it’s kinda sorta sexist.
In typical AVFM fashion the kinda sorta sexist turns into the blatantly sexist comments with a whine that she shouldn’t get as much pay as a male tennis player: Lucian Valsan, a writer for the hate site had this to say:
‘Female tennis players aren’t taken seriously? Let’s assume that’s true.
So what?! Why should the female tennis players be taken seriously in the first place?
Do they achieve equal worth with tennismen? Not even close!
Do they work a similar amount with male tennis players? Not even close!
Yet they are paid the same… ‘
Insert foot in mouth.