Why So Much Hate? Part Two….Serena vs. Caitlyn
This post was inspired by a post I saw on Facebook. The post talked about how (white) America is praising Caitlyn Jenner (aka Bruce Jenner for all those who have been living under a rock for the past four months) for being this brave soul finally living in his/her truth. How he/she is this pioneer in this all consuming transgender movement. Being hailed as a hero for finally throwing all caution and commentary to the wind and living his/her life in dress and heels. Big Fucking Deal. According to Caitlyn, he/she has been secretly living as a women for years. Dressing up and exposing his/her past wives and his/her children to this lifestyle until one day he/she decided to show the world. I guess the PC thing to say is “Good for you!” “You go girl!” “Congratulations for finally living your life on your terms!” Ok, good for you, you go girl and congratulations blah blah blah. What’s hysterical is that Caitlyn is a conservative Republican, just let that marinate there for a minute. The whole (white) world is giving Caitlyn this ticker tape parade for doing what RuPaul did eons ago. Does the movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything. Julie Newmar ring a bell? This transgender thing isn’t new and despite the rallying cry, Caitlyn is NOT the new normal or the new standard of beauty. As Wesley Snipes aka Noxema Jackson said in the movie “You’re just a boy in a dress!” Why all the hoopla? We know, so please don’t make me say it.
Now Serena Williams, and pretty much that’s all that needs to be said. This past weekend she won her sixth Wimbeldon title, has 21 Grand Slam victories, current champion of each of the Grand Slam events and is ranked #1 in women’s singles tennis. Serena is a phenom. A world class athlete. A champion that is making and will go down in history. But after this past weekend when she defeated Garbine Muguruza I guess “the privileged” had had enough. Enters the body shaming. I guess since Serena Williams is a black girl from Compton, CA who has DOMINATED tennis seemingly from the first time she stepped on the court, “the privileged” feel it is their duty to go on a full on racial assault. They call her nigger, made crude remarks about how she has the body of a man (by the way if I EVER see a man with a donk like that I’m handing in my woman card!) and making all these excuses as to why she is who she is. Serena is who she is because she put in the work. She thinks like a champ, she practices like a champ, she prepares like a champ, she PLAYS like a champ! And yet with all that she has accomplished in her 33 years and kicking “the privileged’s” ass on the court, the only thing they could come up with is she looks like a man and that shameful #whitegirlsdoitbetter crap on Twitter. Needless to say once people of color start telling white girls what they REALLY do better is appropriate, cook bland food and cry white tears, they didn’t think their racist ass hashtag was so wonderful. #EpicFail
So I ask yet again…..why all the hate? You embrace a former all American white male athlete who has decided to live his/her life in a dress and want to dog and pony him/her around like some Westminster Dog Show champion that has become the new standard of beauty and yet Serena Williams, six time Wimbeldon and 21 Grand Slam champion is just a nigger girl with a man’s body. W.P.I.R. – White Privilege Is Real.