The white editorial team claim judgement on a Black woman's body.
For the second year in a row, GQ Magazine has selected a woman for its annual Man of the Year issue. Last year's cover featured Israeli-actress, Gal Gadot. The cover was light and cute. It could've been an advertisement for "The Women's March." This year, tennis-legend Serena Williams, won the "honor." Only her cover isn't a celebration of her athletic prowess and excellence. It's outright racist.
Jared Hensley has been placed on administrative leave.
A Tennessee high school athletic director has been put on administrative leave after he made sexist comments in a video banning athletic shorts.
In the video, addressed to students, Jared Hensley discussed the fact that athletic shorts had been banned at Soddy-Daisy High School. He specifically addressed the male students explaining that he was forced to make this decision due to the girls breaking the dress code.
"I know, boys, you're thinking, 'I don't understand why, it's not fair, athletic shorts go past your knees' … If you really want someone to blame, blame the girls. Because they pretty much ruin everything," said Hensley.
"They ruin the dress code, they ruin ... well, ask Adam. Look at Eve. That's really all you really gotta get to, OK. You can really go back to the beginning of time. So, it'll be like that the rest of your life. Get used to it, keep your mouth shut, suck it up [and] follow the rule."
The Chattanooga Times Free Press uploaded the video to YouTube.
The Twitter community was quick to criticize Hensley asking followers to contact Hamilton County School to express their concern.
(1/4) The events of yesterday and today are on our minds and hearts. As an organization, we will not stand for language and sentiment, joke or not, that makes any students feel less-than or to blame for problems they did not cause.
— momsforsocialjustice (@momsforsj) September 27, 2018
(2/4) Our community came together and called school board members in the Hamilton County Department of Education and contacted local media outlets and journalists to make them aware of the situation.
— momsforsocialjustice (@momsforsj) September 27, 2018
@LatriciaTnc9 Jared Hensley should be fired immediately. There's no excuse for that kind of misogyny in our educators.
— Kathy MacLaren (@AllUKnead) September 28, 2018
I wouldn't be the man I am today without the women in my life. My wife makes me stronger and loving. My little sister makes me wiser and caring. My friends make me compassionate and welcoming.
You're view of women is not only wrong, it's repulsive! Do better! https://t.co/jMCDA6fsGD
— Mr. Rattlebone (@BradyLikeBunch) September 28, 2018
Hamilton County superintendent Bryan Johnson said in a statement on Wednesday, "We have reviewed the video content. We find the comments about young women in this video inexcusable, as the sentiments expressed do not align with the values of Hamilton County Schools. The situation is under investigation and this employee has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately."
Meanwhile, Williams' husband slams a New York Times study, which tries to discredit her claim about the treatment of women in professional tennis.
Serena Williams continues to dispute comments that she received coaching during her matchup with Naomi Osaka at the US Open final on Sept. 8.
In an interview with an Australian talk show, The Project, scheduled to air next Sunday, Williams refutes the remark her coach Patrick Mouratoglou made about gesturing to her from the stands. She denies cheating.
Williams standing up to sexism is creating a fear of culture change.
As a Black woman, and tennis superstar, Serena Williams has experienced racism and sexism in her profession, repeatedly. And now, umpires may collectively come against her for calling out sexism and boycott her matches.
UPDATE: Serena Williams to US Open Official: 'Because I'm a Woman, You're Gonna Take This Away From Me?'
Williams' "thief" comment to Carlos Ramos amounted to $10,000 of the imposed fines. James Blake and Andy Roddick comment on Twitter.
UPDATE: Sept. 10, 2018
The US Open tournament referee's office fined Serena Williams a total of $17,000 for three code violations — $10,000 for "verbal abuse" of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket, according to The Associated Press. The funds will come out of her prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up.
The $10,000 fine for "verbal abuse" is the largest fine of the U.S. Open so far.
Williams called Ramos a "thief" and demanded an apology for his accusation that she was cheating. However, James Blake tweeted that he's said worse to umpires:
I will admit I have said worse and not gotten penalized. And I've also been given a “soft warning" by the ump where they tell you knock it off or I will have to give you a violation. He should have at least given her that courtesy. Sad to mar a well played final that way. https://t.co/xhBzFZX8Wq
— James Blake (@JRBlake) September 9, 2018
Andy Roddick admits to saying worse as well.
I've regrettably said worse and I've never gotten a game penalty
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 9, 2018
Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-4, on Saturday at the US Open women's final. But #Serena was trending on Twitter as fans reacted to a double standard in tennis.
A Black EMT filed a formal complaint with the department's Equal Employment Opportunity office.
A Black EMT filed a complaint in Brooklyn, N.Y., after a firefighter shouted a racial insult at her while the two were on duty.
According to reports, rescue teams were scrambling to get to Starrett City last week, where thousands of pedestrians were left without power due to a blackout, when a "tense discussion broke out."
"Despite the #Metoo movement forcing industries to re-examine their sexual-predatory behavior towards women, the service industry is lagging behind."
The last thing any woman wants to deal with is the uninvited attention of a man's hand mysteriously finding its way onto her hind parts — especially if you're a waitress just trying to finish your shift in the middle of the night. Ask a Savannah, Ga., waitress, weighing in at 115 pounds, who slammed her male fondler to the ground inside of a pizzeria after he unjustifiably grabbed her backside while on the job.
Leadership remains almost completely white and male, making the claims hardly a shock.
After a six-month probe, truth to allegations of sexual and racial workplace misconduct were found against former Carolina Panthers owner, Jerry Richardson.
The former Carolina Panthers owner, Jerry Richardson, has been fined $2.75 million following an investigation by the NFL, which found truth to allegations of racial and sexual workplace misconduct.
Williams had no time for foolishness at the French Open.
On the heels of Serena Williams' victory against Julia Görges at the French Open on Saturday, her best performance since returning from maternity leave, Inside Tennis reporter Bill Simons asked Williams a sexist question about President Donald Trump's alleged comments on Maria Sharapova's shoulders and "supermodel good looks."
It took the support of the NAACP and community advocates to accelerate justice.
Black women disproportionately experience violence at home, at school and at work. So it's disconcerting that in Southeastern Ohio, despite a threat of violence by Nelsonville Police Officer Joshua Braglin against Tiffany Tims, the interim police chief at Hocking College, Braglin managed to keep his job for months until pressure from the local community forced him out on Wednesday.
Despite proof of a series of racist and threatening Facebook posts against Tiffany Tims, an Ohio officer hasn't been fired.
UPDATE May 30, 2018 at 10:38 p.m. ET:
On Wednesday night the Nelsonville City Council unanimously voted to fire police officer Joshua Braglin. The vote came during a city council meeting attended by numerous protesters.
A white male police officer from Southeastern Ohio made racist and threatening Facebook posts against Hocking College Interim Police Chief Tiffany Tims, who is Black. Nelsonville Police Officer Joshua Braglin hasn't been fired. So, community organizers have scheduled a protest for Wednesday evening.