Tennis superstar Serena Williams created a racket on social media after she said giving birth will make her a “real woman.”
The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who is currently expecting her first child, sparked controversy when she opened up about what bringing a baby into the world means to her.
“I have so much respect for so many women (for giving birth),” Williams told Stellar magazine in a new cover story.
“I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be something incredibly impressive to go through.”
Many didn’t approve of the 35-year-old’s synopsis of what it means to be a real woman, considering many women either decide not to give birth or are unable to.
“So, in your view, I’m not a real woman because I CHOSE not to have children? #ChooseYourWordsCarefully,” one user questioned.
Others echoed this sentiment.
“Really unfortunate statement from her,” another user wrote. “All women are real, not just the ones who give birth.”
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