sport women

this is sort of an #unpopular #opinion among feminist circles but i really dont see whats wrong with acknowledging that female athletes are generally not as strong physically as the male athletes in the same sport (comment inspired by the serena comments someone made on npr about how she’d struggle to win against low-ranked male tennis players) like……. not to get all bio-essentialist but in general women are a little bit smaller and a little bit less strong than men and thats ok and it shouldnt define women’s worth but……. they’re different sports for a reason lord cant we just appreciate her unparalleled dominance in women’s tennis for what it is??? and stop treating women’s sports as lesser than men’s counterparts?? 

Venus Williams (b. 1980) is regarded as one of the best tennis players in history. She was World No. 1 for a total of 11 weeks throughout her career, and was the first African American to reach that spot in the Open Era.

She is one of only seven women who have ever reached No. 1 in both singles and doubles. She has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and fourteen Grand Slam doubles. She has won four Olympic gold medals, and holds the record for most Olympic medals by a tennis player, male or female.

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Theodosia Okoh (1922-2015) was a stateswoman and teacher from Ghana. She was the one who designed the national flag of the African country in 1957.

She submitted the winning design after Ghana obtained its independence from the United Kingdom. She was also influential in bringing hockey to the country: she was the first female chairman of the Ghana Hockey Association, and served as the President of the Ghana Hockey Federation for more than 20 years.

Nataliya Dobrynska (b. 1982) is a Ukrainian heptathlete, the 2008 Olympic champion, and the holder of the world record for the event.

In 2012 she set the national record for Ukraine, with 4880 points. She later became the first woman to score over 5000 points for the indoor pentathlon. She has won multiple medals at Olympic events, as well as World and European Championships.