You needn’t concern yourself with the size of Serena’s butt. Don’t bother losing sleep over the musculature of her legs. After 21 Grand Slams, she’s going to be just fine. And the woman accurately described as looking like a pretty “Disney princess” after winning her sixth Wimbledon championship has had more than enough concern trolling over her body by now.
The 33 year-old superstar easily qualifies as one of the greatest athletes of all time, living or dead, male or female. As the Guardian aptly put it “We’re lucky to be living in her time.” And yet along with the narrative of her awe-inspiring achievements, Williams has, since she exploded on the scene in the late nineties, been the subject of relentless scrutiny for her powerful-looking body.
When NYTimes do entire articles on Serena Williams’ muscular frame or make a point of saying Viola Davis isn’t “classically beautiful” they’re not outright saying “lol, they’re black!” but you’d have to be damn near blind to miss the implication.