Through her official Twitter account, on Saturday the WTA Founder Billie Jean King shared her thoughts through a short post about French Open not allowing Serena Williams to wear a CatWoman-like outfit anymore starting by next year.
'The policing of women’s bodies must end. The “respect” that’s needed is for the exceptional talent Serena brings to the game. Criticizing what she wears to work is where the true disrespect lies', King wrote.
Through Instagram, Nike launched a message: 'You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers. Just do it.' In a recent interview, King commented on how much important is to fight for the same condition as men for women. 'Until when there won't be the equal prize money for the same job, it won't be.
Obviously, things have improved. Women have the right to the same prize in Grand Slams. But there is still much to do to get the same respect as men, that', she said. Is a sports leader missing to continue the battle? 'No, I think there is.
Venus and Serena Williams are great. Footballers as well.' Andy Murray often expressed his support for women. 'I love him. He is my kind of man. He knows what he is doing, he saw what Judy, his mother, went through. She deserves a statue for what she did for British and Scottish tennis much before her sons' success and despite the prevalent sexism.
Andy saw it. We need more guys like him. Who behaves like Andy is a good man.'
The policing of women’s bodies must end. The “respect” that’s needed is for the exceptional talent @serenawilliams brings to the game.