Serena Williams is fascinating to me. You'll see a lot of this 31 year old reigning tennis champ in the news over the next few days and the reason for it is ridiculous.
Because MPAI (Most People Are Idiots), they'll not actually read Rolling Stone's interview with her. Instead the hand waving and feminist attack machine will blather on and on about how insensitive she is. How dare she say what she said! She's a role model!
Her mindhurt/feelbad crime? She has an opinion and dared express it. From the piece:
We watch the news for a while, and the infamous Steubenville rape case flashes on the TV – two high school football players raped a drunk 16-year-old, while other students watched and texted details of the crime. Serena just shakes her head. "Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don't know. I'm not blaming the girl, but if you're a 16-year-old and you're drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don't take drinks from other people. She's 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn't remember? It could have been much worse. She's lucky. Obviously, I don't know, maybe she wasn't a virgin, but she shouldn't have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that's different."She has the same opinion I do so it will be impossible for me to get the vapors from her opining on the situation. I'm a proponent for teaching teens the effects of alcohol, the avoidance of risky behavior, and the necessity of always having a designated thinker with them during all social interactions where drinking is involved.
So we'll hear the cries that she's blaming the victim, she's insensitive, a rape enabler, and the herd will cast her out - Banished!
Though she may be pressured to recant her position, I won't believe it. I don't think Serena cares what the herd has to say, and for that, I adore her.
As a woman, she has a logical perspective and understands that she can not "have it all":
"I've thought it would be cool to have a baby young," says Serena. "You know, be my road dog – like my dogs, they travel the world – but there's always something you have to give up for success. Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?"[...]
"I had a panic attack," she says with a shiver. "I was like, 'I have no idea what I'm going to do next.' "She has also gotten over the fact that life is not fair. She's never going to be a size 2:
Then there's the whole kids thing. She's only 31, but she can hear the clock ticking.
"I've seriously thought of freezing my eggs – no joke. I've thought about it, but with all the drug testing, if you do that, then you can test positive or something. Maybe I'll check into it again."