Alexis Ohanian Claps Back At The Double Standards Between Brett Kavanaugh and Serena Williams
By: Eboni Walker
Serena Williams was criticized for being emotional to an umpire’s call during her U.S Open tennis final last month.
Brett Kavanaugh was also publicly emotional during his testimony against his sexual assault accuser. Unlike Williams, Kavanaugh’s reaction was defended by viewers and the White House.
Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, called out the double standard of men and women when emotions are involved.
Deborah Barros is an Alabama State Senate, and she took to Twitter to express her views on the double standards. “It’s funny how a black female tennis player is held to a higher standard to keep her emotions in check than a Supreme Court nominee.”
Ohanian responded to Barros’ tweet by saying “It’s not funny, it’s b*llshit.”
During his testimony, Kavanaugh cried, scream, and was sarcastic toward senators. His behavior in the courtroom spread across social media very quickly. Many said that if he would have been a woman, his actions would have been looked down upon.
Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Justice on the Supreme Court after his emotions to the trial.
Whereas, Williams received multiple penalties for her emotions, which led to her losing the match.
Ohanian ended his rant by saying, “If you’re going to be a Supreme Court Justice — a job that requires maintaining sober judgment — it shouldn’t matter what questions you have to answer in your job interview, you keep it together.”
He also called out the cartoonist who made a racist and sexist cartoon of Serena throwing a tantrum on the front paper of a magazine. He said that he would love to see a cartoon of Kavanaugh.
By: Eboni Walker | Web: www.ebonimwalker | Instagram & Twitter: EboniMWalker