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female athletes: @ajplus Olympic champion Caster Semenya today began her legal challenge against the IAAF over a new policy that requires female athletes with naturally high testosterone to take hormone- lowering medications or compete against men. She says the rules are discriminatory and unfair 12:04 PM Feb 18, 2019 Twitter Web Client Nerve Bender @okemzuruoke First they said that having a vagina is what makes you a woman. Then when they saw that you were black and more powerful, they decided that having a vagina wasn't enough; you need low testosterone too This is humiliating and cruel. They just never like to see black women win AJ+@ajplus Olympic champion Caster Semenya today began her legal challenge against the IAAF over a new policy that requires female athletes with naturally high 12:48 AM Feb 19, 2019 Twitter for Android Nerve Bender @okemzuruoke It is also worthy to note that this new rule only applies to athletes competing in the 400m, 800nm and 1500m which makes Semenya a specific target because she is the ONLY athlete in the competitions whose "unfair advantage" is being questioned/under scrutiny 3:19 AM Feb 19, 2019 Twitter for Android Nerve Bender @okemzuruoke Isn't it quite telling that the IAAF, an organisation that strongly kicks against the use of performance- enhancing drugs, wants athletes to use drugs that medically alter their production of hormones and thereby limit their natural performance? AJ+@ajplus Olympic champion Caster Semenya today began her legal challenge against the IAAF over a new policy that requires female athletes with naturally high 2:30 AM Feb 19, 2019 Twitter for Android erikkillmongerdontpullout: thatpettyblackgirl: This is so unfair This connects back to what a lot of Black cis and trans women have been saying about constructions of gender resting in whiteness. The things people say that routinely exclude trans women have been used to deny womenhood to Black cis women as well.
 female athletes: @ajplus
 Olympic champion Caster
 Semenya today began her legal
 challenge against the IAAF over a
 new policy that requires female
 athletes with naturally high
 testosterone to take hormone-
 lowering medications or compete
 against men. She says the rules are
 discriminatory and unfair
 12:04 PM Feb 18, 2019 Twitter Web Client

 Nerve Bender
 @okemzuruoke
 First they said that having a vagina is
 what makes you a woman. Then when
 they saw that you were black and
 more powerful, they decided that
 having a vagina wasn't enough; you
 need low testosterone too
 This is humiliating and cruel. They just
 never like to see black women win
 AJ+@ajplus
 Olympic champion Caster Semenya today began her
 legal challenge against the IAAF over a new policy that
 requires female athletes with naturally high
 12:48 AM Feb 19, 2019 Twitter for Android

 Nerve Bender
 @okemzuruoke
 It is also worthy to note that this new
 rule only applies to athletes
 competing in the 400m, 800nm
 and 1500m which makes Semenya a
 specific target because she is the
 ONLY athlete in the competitions
 whose "unfair advantage" is being
 questioned/under scrutiny
 3:19 AM Feb 19, 2019 Twitter for Android

 Nerve Bender
 @okemzuruoke
 Isn't it quite telling that the IAAF, an
 organisation that strongly kicks
 against the use of performance-
 enhancing drugs, wants athletes to
 use drugs that medically alter their
 production of hormones and thereby
 limit their natural performance?
 AJ+@ajplus
 Olympic champion Caster Semenya today began her
 legal challenge against the IAAF over a new policy that
 requires female athletes with naturally high
 2:30 AM Feb 19, 2019 Twitter for Android
erikkillmongerdontpullout:
thatpettyblackgirl:

This is so unfair



This connects back to what a lot of Black cis and trans women have been saying about constructions of gender resting in whiteness. The things people say that routinely exclude trans women have been used to deny womenhood to Black cis women as well.

erikkillmongerdontpullout: thatpettyblackgirl: This is so unfair This connects back to what a lot of Black cis and trans women have b...

female athletes: Vox @voxdotcom Vox Superheroes don't wear ponytails and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes <p><a href="http://cliff-snowpeak.tumblr.com/post/173777147515/libertarirynn-jurakan-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">cliff-snowpeak</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173775013139/jurakan-libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://jurakan.tumblr.com/post/173774569784/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend-wait" class="tumblr_blog">jurakan</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote> <p>wait what</p> </blockquote> <p>From the article:</p> <h2>“Even today, the physical attributes and feminine beauty of superheroines are exaggerated to make them look like, well, frankly, porn stars at worst, and sexy female athletes at best”</h2> <p class="npf_quirky" data-npf='{"subtype":"quirky"}'>HOLY SHIT, REALLY???</p> <p>You mean to tell me that comic book movies have characters with EXAGGERATED ATTRACTIVENESS??!?!? Y’all really out here big mad because Black Widow didn’t fight Thanos with a messy bun?</p> <p>Also, porn stars? Yeah</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dc3e61fc7f2c6a5151b0d1be0e432c92/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5X7K11rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1e21407b4c5f9c05456b26f33f12ca8d/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5dudc1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/06a24969b89f4bda455894d3a33b73e1/tumblr_inline_p8j3l54g0L1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"/></figure><p>Just look at these absolute thots.</p> <p>And are you really gonna pretend the physical attributes of male heroes aren’t equally exaggerated?</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e50650fe8c64cc45a0a49b1c154c9727/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxQfVj1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fa6dd8eed0c9092897f7c5845e746eeb/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxV7gU1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8b4e28dfa3b90c6d993205431523a58f/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyB2DV1rw09tq_1280.png" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3b892f91a86637ffd795f53e80755ed/tumblr_inline_p8j3qySjMW1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6328a5326438869b475cffd0bc37a347/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyKZhi1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"/></figure><p>Y’know, ‘cause every guy at Walmart has abs like Captain America.</p> </blockquote> <p>On top of all that, Wasp is sporting a ponytail in the trailers for Antman and the Wasp. We just gonna ignore that?</p></blockquote> <p>Of course they will. Just like they ignore the fact that Thor and Loki have long hair. If it doesn’t fit the narrative, it’s out.</p>
 female athletes: Vox
 @voxdotcom
 Vox
 Superheroes don't wear ponytails
 and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked
 Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes
<p><a href="http://cliff-snowpeak.tumblr.com/post/173777147515/libertarirynn-jurakan-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">cliff-snowpeak</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173775013139/jurakan-libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://jurakan.tumblr.com/post/173774569784/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend-wait" class="tumblr_blog">jurakan</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote>
<p>wait what</p>
</blockquote>
<p>From the article:</p>
<h2>“Even today, the physical attributes and feminine beauty of superheroines are exaggerated to make them look like, well, frankly, porn stars at worst, and sexy female athletes at best”</h2>
<p class="npf_quirky" data-npf='{"subtype":"quirky"}'>HOLY SHIT, REALLY???</p>
<p>You mean to tell me that comic book movies have characters with EXAGGERATED ATTRACTIVENESS??!?!? Y’all really out here big mad because Black Widow didn’t fight Thanos with a messy bun?</p>
<p>Also, porn stars? Yeah</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dc3e61fc7f2c6a5151b0d1be0e432c92/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5X7K11rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1e21407b4c5f9c05456b26f33f12ca8d/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5dudc1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/06a24969b89f4bda455894d3a33b73e1/tumblr_inline_p8j3l54g0L1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"/></figure><p>Just look at these absolute thots.</p>
<p>And are you really gonna pretend the physical attributes of male heroes aren’t equally exaggerated?</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e50650fe8c64cc45a0a49b1c154c9727/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxQfVj1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fa6dd8eed0c9092897f7c5845e746eeb/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxV7gU1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8b4e28dfa3b90c6d993205431523a58f/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyB2DV1rw09tq_1280.png" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3b892f91a86637ffd795f53e80755ed/tumblr_inline_p8j3qySjMW1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6328a5326438869b475cffd0bc37a347/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyKZhi1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"/></figure><p>Y’know, ‘cause every guy at Walmart has abs like Captain America.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>On top of all that, Wasp is sporting a ponytail in the trailers for Antman and the Wasp. We just gonna ignore that?</p></blockquote>

<p>Of course they will. Just like they ignore the fact that Thor and Loki have long hair. If it doesn’t fit the narrative, it’s out.</p>

<p><a href="http://cliff-snowpeak.tumblr.com/post/173777147515/libertarirynn-jurakan-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">cliff-snowp...

female athletes: Vox @voxdotcom Vox Superheroes don't wear ponytails and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes <p><a href="http://jurakan.tumblr.com/post/173774569784/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend-wait" class="tumblr_blog">jurakan</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote> <p>wait what</p> </blockquote><p>From the article:</p><h2>“Even today, the physical attributes and feminine beauty of superheroines are exaggerated to make them look like, well, frankly, porn stars at worst, and sexy female athletes at best”</h2><p class="npf_quirky" data-npf='{"subtype":"quirky"}'>HOLY SHIT, REALLY???</p><p>You mean to tell me that comic book movies have characters with EXAGGERATED ATTRACTIVENESS??!?!? Y’all really out here big mad because Black Widow didn’t fight Thanos with a messy bun?</p><p>Also, porn stars? Yeah</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dc3e61fc7f2c6a5151b0d1be0e432c92/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5X7K11rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1e21407b4c5f9c05456b26f33f12ca8d/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5dudc1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/06a24969b89f4bda455894d3a33b73e1/tumblr_inline_p8j3l54g0L1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"/></figure><p>Just look at these absolute thots.</p><p>And are you really gonna pretend the physical attributes of male heroes aren’t equally exaggerated?</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e50650fe8c64cc45a0a49b1c154c9727/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxQfVj1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fa6dd8eed0c9092897f7c5845e746eeb/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxV7gU1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8b4e28dfa3b90c6d993205431523a58f/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyB2DV1rw09tq_1280.png" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3b892f91a86637ffd795f53e80755ed/tumblr_inline_p8j3qySjMW1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6328a5326438869b475cffd0bc37a347/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyKZhi1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"/></figure><p>Y’know, ‘cause every guy at Walmart has abs like Captain America.</p>
 female athletes: Vox
 @voxdotcom
 Vox
 Superheroes don't wear ponytails
 and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked
 Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes
<p><a href="http://jurakan.tumblr.com/post/173774569784/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend-wait" class="tumblr_blog">jurakan</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote>
<p>wait what</p>
</blockquote><p>From the article:</p><h2>“Even today, the physical attributes and feminine beauty of superheroines are exaggerated to make them look like, well, frankly, porn stars at worst, and sexy female athletes at best”</h2><p class="npf_quirky" data-npf='{"subtype":"quirky"}'>HOLY SHIT, REALLY???</p><p>You mean to tell me that comic book movies have characters with EXAGGERATED ATTRACTIVENESS??!?!? Y’all really out here big mad because Black Widow didn’t fight Thanos with a messy bun?</p><p>Also, porn stars? Yeah</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dc3e61fc7f2c6a5151b0d1be0e432c92/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5X7K11rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1e21407b4c5f9c05456b26f33f12ca8d/tumblr_inline_p8j3l5dudc1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="600" data-orig-width="450"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/06a24969b89f4bda455894d3a33b73e1/tumblr_inline_p8j3l54g0L1rw09tq_500.jpg" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="494"/></figure><p>Just look at these absolute thots.</p><p>And are you really gonna pretend the physical attributes of male heroes aren’t equally exaggerated?</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e50650fe8c64cc45a0a49b1c154c9727/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxQfVj1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="352" data-orig-width="616"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fa6dd8eed0c9092897f7c5845e746eeb/tumblr_inline_p8j3qxV7gU1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="853" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8b4e28dfa3b90c6d993205431523a58f/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyB2DV1rw09tq_1280.png" data-orig-height="376" data-orig-width="628"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3b892f91a86637ffd795f53e80755ed/tumblr_inline_p8j3qySjMW1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6328a5326438869b475cffd0bc37a347/tumblr_inline_p8j3qyKZhi1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="1065" data-orig-width="710"/></figure><p>Y’know, ‘cause every guy at Walmart has abs like Captain America.</p>

<p><a href="http://jurakan.tumblr.com/post/173774569784/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend-wait" class="tumblr_blog">jurakan</a>:...

female athletes: To all incredible women who strive for excellence When I was growing up, I had a dream. I'm sure you did, too. My dream wasn't like that of an average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best "female tennis player in the world. I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most importantly, to dream big. My fight began when I was three and Ihaven't taken a break since. But as we know, too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself my race, my gender -I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future So when the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you As we know, women have to break down many barriers on the road to success. One of those barriers is the way we are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw. People call me one of the "world's greatest female athletes". Do they say LeBron is one of the world's best male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender For everything I've achieved in my life, I am profoundly grateful to have experienced the highs and lows that come with success. It is my hope that my story, and yours, will inspire all young women out there to push for greatness and follow their dreams with steadfast resilience. We must continue to dream big, and in doing so, we empower the next generation of women to be just as bold in their pursuits Serena Williams SerenaWilliams writes an open letter encouraging Women to " Dream Big!" 👏💪💯 @SerenaWilliams WSHH
 female athletes: To all incredible women who strive for excellence
 When I was growing up, I had a dream. I'm sure you did, too. My dream wasn't like that of an
 average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best "female
 tennis player in the world.
 I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I
 learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most
 importantly, to dream big. My fight began when I was three and Ihaven't taken a break since.
 But as we know, too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing
 their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What
 others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself my race, my gender -I embraced as
 fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my
 future
 So when the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I
 like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I
 would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you
 As we know, women have to break down many barriers on the road to success. One of those
 barriers is the way we are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw. People call me
 one of the "world's greatest female athletes". Do they say LeBron is one of the world's best
 male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let
 this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender
 For everything I've achieved in my life, I am profoundly grateful to have experienced the highs
 and lows that come with success. It is my hope that my
 story, and yours, will inspire all young
 women out there to push for greatness and follow their dreams with steadfast resilience. We
 must continue to dream big, and in doing so, we empower the next generation of women to be
 just as bold in their pursuits
 Serena Williams
SerenaWilliams writes an open letter encouraging Women to " Dream Big!" 👏💪💯 @SerenaWilliams WSHH

SerenaWilliams writes an open letter encouraging Women to " Dream Big!" 👏💪💯 @SerenaWilliams WSHH