Ronda Rousey Has Had It With Body Shamers & Isn't Afraid To Let Them Know
Ronda Rousey is one of the best fighters of our time, yet despite all of these killer accomplishments (and literally being able to kill someone with her bare hands), people are still talking about her body, offering their unsolicited opinions. Ronda Rousey will not tolerate body shaming anymore.
"I swear to God, if anyone calls me fat one more time in my life, I'm going to kill them," Rousey said in a recent interview with the New York Times . And frankly, I don't doubt her and I definitely can't blame her. Rousey was the first woman to win a medal for Judo in the Olympics, specifically the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is currently undefeated in MMA and is the first UFC Women's Bantamweight champion — Rousey is literally the reason women can do UFC now.
Rousey went on to tell the NYT about how she was told that she was overweight before doing a commercial shoot, so she intentionally gained more weight, just to spite the unidentified person who made the rude comment.
Rousey fights at 135 pounds, but says that she feels her best at 148, and will sometimes put on extra weight because she sometimes wants to have breasts rather than abs, which I think is amazing. Rousey is fighting against the unrealistic body type touted by celebs like the Kardashians — most people don't have big boobs and abs — and she's trying to change the perception of what women look like.
Rousey is a champion for body positivity. While some women think it's degrading to post for men's magazines, Rousey feels the exact opposite. By showing off her athletic body type, she is broadening the public's idea of what an ideal female body looks like. We're not all Kardashians or Victoria's Secret models, and we shouldn't all be expected to look like them either.
I'm fully supportive of Rousey's body acceptance movement. Hopefully with time, people will become more accepting of all shapes and sizes, and if not, we at least have Rousey on our side to knock some sense into them. Literally.
Rousey is proof that strong is definitely feminine and sexy. And supremely badass. Rousey is proud of her muscles, as she should be.
"That's why I think it's hilarious when people say that my body looks masculine or something like that," Rousey said in a now infamous interview. "I think it's femininely badass as f*ck because there's not a single muscle on my body that isn't for a purpose."