Serena Williams Addresses Gender Bias In Must-Watch Nike Ad
Serena Williams is all for women’s rights and she is serious about it.
In her feature in a new Nike “Dream Crazier” ad, she calls out the double standards against women when they have an emotional outburst.
This is on the heels of the 24th Grand Slam title against Naomi Osaka which sparked a sexist debate after umpire Carlos Ramos blacklisted her for her emotional outburst.
“I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things,” Williams explained. “I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff. For me to say ‘thief,’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man because they said thief.”
Williams believes that if the gender were different, it would have been a different reaction. Now, in “Dream Crazier,” she redefines the word Crazy.
“If we show emotion, we’re called dramatic. If we want to play against men, we’re nuts. And if we dream of equal opportunity—delusional. When we stand for something, we’re unhinged. If we’re too good, there’s something wrong with us. “And if we get angry, we’re hysterical, irrational, or just being crazy.”
The ad features Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Chloe Kim, a woman dunking among others.
Take a look: