Everyone loves Ronda Rousey’s war of words with Floyd Mayweather. You would think that leftist feminists would embrace her because anything a man can do she can do better blah blah blah. Or maybe because Ronda Rousey has openly expressed her problems with the fact Floyd Mayweather is a notorious domestic abuser.
You’d be wrong of course. Her problem with Floyd Mayweather is racial according to the left. Plain and simple racism.
And while some may choose to see her solely as a powerful symbol of feminism, she is also an example of how mainstream feminism fails to be intersectional. Of course, some folks might take real issue with a transgender fighter in a women’s league or a woman beater. And of course, women should have the space to speak their blunt truths just like anyone else. But the comfort level Rousey feels in expressing her disapproval of the two is shroud and protected by a society that regularly takes great pleasure in the conquest and dominance of Black and brown bodies specifically. And that includes the denial of Black and brown bodies into spaces, which might threaten their (White) privilege as well as the constant need to physically prove how much stronger they are than everyone else.
That’s right, I forgot about her transphobia—she called African American she’s a man, baby transgender fighter Fallon Fox an “it.” OMG! How dare she! She should totally get in the cage with that person who’s had testicles his entire life (up until yesterday) for equality! She should risk that brain damage in the name of “tolerance.” It would be the “fair” thing to do. Just make sure there are no nut-shots.
1. Rousey keeps talking about these Fox and Mayweather because reporters keep asking her about them, and she hasn’t had anything to say about Fox other than that one time she called him (biology strikes again) an “it.” The media are the ones bringing it up. Not her.
2. The reason why she is “serious” about fighting Floyd Mayweather is because she knows it’s only hypothetical, and half of fighting is self-promotion. People would actually expect her to fight Fallon Fox because Fox now claims to be a woman, and beats women up for a living. She’s a woman-beater much like Floyd Mayweather.
3. White privilege? Hardly. Now piss off.