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What In The “L” Is Up With Ronda Rousey???

What In The “L” Is Up With Ronda Rousey???

BY James Bell


Okay we have a problem here and I am not liking it one bit…it seems like most people are living under a double-standard in reference to certain topics and issues that we as a society deal with on a daily basis and it needs to be confronted head-on. We can’t pick and choose when we want to touch on a few issues and not expect to get called out on it. Case in point: Ronda Rousey.

We obviously have seen and heard about what she said on the red carpet at the ESPY Awards on July 15th, but if you haven’t seen it or you have seen it and want to see it again, here it goes:

I have a problem with this. For one, Rousey needs to basically be quiet in reference to Floyd Mayweather’s past issues. Everybody knows about them, especially him. It seems like he wants to move on from it, but some just want to keep bringing it up…like Rousey, who seemingly can’t get enough buzz from fighting in MMA against women that have less experience and skill than her (and yet she won’t fight Cyborg). Saying “I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once” is a direct joke at Floyd Mayweather’s past…yet people won’t say anything about Rousey’s past which includes going through a battle trying to get her book on the shelves at Wal-Mart and her drug issues. On top of that, Rousey is known to idolize and befriend Mike Tyson who was a convicted rapist (although many feel he was innocent) so how does that make sense?

In reference to the double-standard that I mentioned earlier, there is another well-known athlete that has domestic violence issues and not many people want to talk about it. Hope Solo, who is the goalie for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, is dealing with a domestic violence case involving her half-sister and her nephew. She has gone on national TV looking like she was the victim in the ordeal when it is really her that initiated the whole thing. Up to this point, the US Olympic Committee and US Soccer have said nothing about it, and we know of other athletes that have been punished for committing acts of domestic violence. Why is there no penalty for Hope Solo? I feel that something should be done in order to let people know that domestic violence should not be tolerated by anyone…not just men.



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