While you wouldn’t know it from the media coverage, Andy Murray was not the only person to win a Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this weekend – Marion Bartoli did it too. (No, not Mario Batali. I did the same thing.)
During her match, BBC sports reporter John Inverdale mused,
“Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little, ‘You’re never going to be a looker? You’ll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight?'”
Response to Bartoli’s win on social media was rife with complaints and even threats of violence because fans didn’t find her physically attractive.
Suffice it to say, the same discussion was not had about the relative attractiveness of the male competitors.
The excellent Twitter account @EverydaySexism shared Bartoli’s response.