Tennis Player Mocks Serena’s Body?
Black women’s bodies have been subjected to hateful, vile scrutiny for centuries. Sarah Bartmaan was displayed naked on European stages as “proof” of the bestial sexuality of black women, while white women who began wearing bustles were seen as the epitome of femininity.
White women, like Kim Kardashian and Angela Jolie are praised when they alter their features into what is seen as stereotypically “black assets.” While black women at peak physical conditioning are defamed as “too fat and not proper representatives of America.” Serena had the grace to blow this hater off. I doubt what Caroline Wozniacki would have any of the grace that Ms. Williams displays if she received half the ridicule and scorn that she gets regularly.
At a recent exhibition match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 22-year-old Caroline Wozniack stuffed her tennis outfit with padding in what many are interpreting as an imitation of Serena Williams’ body, and “made many in the audience laugh as she swung her tennis racket while displaying her fake assets.”