#AndStill, the undefeated UFC champion, Ronday Rousey took to her UFC 190 Vlog to talk about how she deals with the people who say she looks ‘masculine,’ or that she doesn’t have a feminine body.
This type of criticism is unfortunately commonplace for female athletes. Serena Williams, the #1 ranked player in singles tennis is another athlete who has time and again been confronted with having to defend her body for looking ‘masculine.’
However, these ladies know that their body has a purpose and their success proves that their bodies are performing as they should, perfectly.
In her 33 years, Serena Williams has been ranked No.1 in singles tennis on six separate occasions by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013, becoming the oldest No. 1 player in WTA history.
Ronda Rousey proved her dominance in MMA on Saturday night, when she defeated and defended her UFC title from Bethe Correia in the 34 second match.
On a Vlog published right before the fight, Ronda Rousey talked about this criticism saying:
“Being put in a position of being like a role model, I don’t think I’m infallible enough for that.
I have this one term for the kind of woman that my mother raised me to not be – and I call it a ‘do nothing bitch’. I call it a DNB all the time. The kind of chick that just like… tries to be pretty and tries to be taken care of by someone else. That’s why I think it’s hilarious. People that say that my body looks masculine or something like that. I’m just like, ‘Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than fucking millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as fuck because there’s not a single muscle in my body that isn’t for a purpose because I’m not a do nothing bitch.’
It’s not very eloquently said, but it’s to the point.”
Watch the video below and be inspired to not be afraid to be strong, and strive for being something other than a DNB: