Serena Tackles Sexism As She Pens A Powerful Open Letter !

Siddharth Nair
|Published 30/11/2016

Tennis superstar Serena Williams tackles sexism and much more in a powerful open letter to all women athletes. (Serena Tackles Sexism As She Pens A Powerful Open Letter)

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In this letter she talks about all the barriers that still exist for women in the sports that holds them back against the men. (Serena Tackles Sexism As She Pens A Powerful Open Letter)

Addressed to ‘all incredible women who strive for excellence’ Serena has voiced her support and asked for all women to unite in this fight against the prevailing sexism in the game.

epa04926033 Serena Williams of the US reacts as she speaks to the media after losing to Roberta Vinci of Italy during their Semifinals round match on the twelfth day of the 2015 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, 11 September 2015. The US Open runs through 13 September, which is a return to a 14-day schedule. EPA/DANIEL MURPHY ORG XMIT: MCX001

Some of the more powerful quotes in this letter which was issued in the Porter Magazine’s  Incredible Women of 2016 issue are mentioned below.

“When I was growing up, I had a dream. I’m sure you did, too. My dream wasn’t like that of an average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best “female” tennis player in the world,” she wrote.

“The Fight Continues”

“I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most importantly, to dream big. My fight began when I was three and I haven’t taken a break since.”

“I know firsthand that I, like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you.”

“Do they say Le Bron is one of the world’s best male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender.”

She covered a lot of topics including the pay gap which exists today as well as the discrimination in general that takes place in society as a whole. (Serena Tackles Sexism As She Pens A Powerful Open Letter)

Serena will be lauded for her comments and we hope that this will inspire women all over the world to fight for their right.


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