What if, every time a woman was called fat, she laughed?
So tweeted Margot Magowan to sum up the awesomeness that was Kim Clijsters this week, calling out Todd Woodbridge for his snide efforts at fat-shaming.
Read all about it at Megan’s blog: ReelGirl star of the week: Kim Clijsters
Wow! Outside of bad reality TV, I’ve never seen a woman on camera directly confront a man for calling her fat! Not only that, when Clijsters was speaking she seemed happy, victorious, and beautiful. Instead of being humiliated by a guy making fun of her body, Clijsters turned the shame where it belonged, on the one who made the comment instead of the recipient and that is a huge win for women.
Hurrah for Kim, who has always been one of my favourite players on the circuit.
Thank you Kim for refusing to be silent about this bullshit. Woodbridge deserved to be called on it, and your grace and humour while doing so were fabulous. He appeared to take it as a deserved zinger too, and a lesson well taught, so good on him as well.
Thank you too to Margot, for highlighting this episode (and for getting it picked up by Ms.)