This guest post is by blue milk.
Imagine the disappointment. You’re a female athlete, who is talented enough to have turned professional a couple of years ago, and you’re also a gorgeous model – you should be everywhere, you should be raking in the dollars, but much as you love your sport it is kinda pulling you down.. its reputation isn’t as sexy as you are.
“The tour has got so much better with so many young stars and great players,” Rawson told the radio station in an interview arranged by her father Jim.
“But the mentality unfortunately amongst the media and the industry hasn’t changed.
“They still think we’re at 25 years ago when the tour was full of, you know, a lot of dykes and unattractive females nobody wanted to watch.”
In this misogynistic world the only experience to rival the powerlessness of being outside the inner circle of female hotness is being inside the inner circle. You’re either fat, ugly, hairy, dykey and invisible or you’re hot but-not-as-hot-as-her-and-you-could-use-some-bigger-tits-smaller-thighs-and-we-would-do-you-but-only-from-behind-and-what-an-attention-seeking-slut.
But then of course the patriarchy has a special treat for Rawson, if she is lucky enough to grow old (or anything else vaguely unacceptable) she gets to experience both.
For Rawson’s apology that wasn’t, read the full article.