“GQ named Serena Williams its Woman of the Year on Monday, and not everyone is happy about her cover.
The magazine announced that Michael B. Jordan, Henry Golding and Jonah Hill were some of its Men of the Year, and that the all-time tennis great was its sole Woman of the Year — but it`s the outlet`s decision to put the word “woman” in quotes that is turning some heads on Twitter.”
GQ is a monthly men`s magazine that focuses on fashion, style, culture and health for men, and it`s not uncommon for GQ to adorn its cover with a hot female celeb to entice men to buy the publication.
To be perfectly honest GQ might lure me into buying their magazine if they feature the likes of a Rihanna or Britney Spears on the cover, but any image of the muscular Serena makes my balls shrivel to the size of marbles.
However there was no need to insult Serena by putting the word “woman” in quotes. Serena is the greatest tennis player (male or female) in history and she deserves to be treated with respect.
Women come in all sizes and shapes, and if Serena`s musculature make you uneasy or even queasy that`s a perfectly reasonable reaction. Just don`t insult her because in your opinion she looks like a man, and respect her accomplishments in the world of sports and the culture at large.
Shame on GQ and bravo to Serena for all that she has done for tennis, women and for society in general.
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