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    https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/11/the-serena-williams-cartoon-exposes-australias-ignorance-on-race?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fcommentisfree%2F2018%2Fsep%2F11%2Fthe-serena-williams-cartoon-exposes-australias-ignorance-on-race A Guardian article about the cartoon.
  2. Because its a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Tories, particularly the worst elements of, to realise their wet dreams. They won't give that up without a fight.
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    Whether people think its racist or not the drawing is on dodgy ground and it's entirely understandable that there has been a reaction to it, I don't think it's a case of seeing something that isn't there. There is something there, the question is of intention and I don't think anyone would be so daft as to intentionally draw something racist in a popular publication. It's interesting to note this was an Australian publication. There could possibly be an element of ignorance or insensitivity at play.
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    It's a very unpleasant depiction of Williams and though we don't know what was in the artist's mind when drawing her, the whitewashing of Osaka is very questionable and as a whole deserves the suggestion of racism.
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    Tennis

    I'm pleased at the lack of support for her from the tennis community actually. The WTA simply had to support her and their statement, putting Williams aside, was pretty accurate. There seems to be more ex-players calling her out on this than supporting her and the relative silence from the rest speaks volumes, while opinion pieces are pretty much 50/50. She has one or two very vocal supporters one of whom is a good mate of hers and the other is Billie Jean King, quelle surprise.
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    Theresa "MAY" not build a better Britain.

    Unfortunately to the morons and neanderthals of England, Islamophobia is the acceptable face of racism which is why Johnson's tactics are probably, and despairingly, spot on.
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    Tennis

    She is a horrible cunt but that's a bit of a bullshit argument really. The men only play five sets in four tournaments a year, while the tennis "season" runs from January to November. Throughout the year the men and women have the same playing schedule, the same training schedule, the same coaching costs, the same accommodation and travel costs. Many, if not all, of the women are in favour of paying five sets at the Grand Slams, Williams herself suggesting seven sets. It doesn't appear to be the women themselves who are preventing the change, it's the different tennis associations.
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    She didn't have much choice but to help diffuse a situation which was of her making. She's very adept at looking after her public image once the heat of the moment has passed. I mentioned Navratilova as an example of someone who dealt with challenges and opposition in her career much more calmly and respectfully than Serena Williams but I didn't need to, she can look much closer to home at her own sister as a player who's faced exactly the same challenges as she has but not acted such a cunt.
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    Tennis

    I'm not so sure, you'd have to see an exact same scenario in the men's game to cry double standards. The game was docked on the third warning, she kicked off first over the coaching warning (which the coach has admitted to) then she smashed her racquet, then she had the big melt down. All code violations, one after the other in quick succession. I don't know if there's another such example in the modern men's game of someone just losing it, or if the men always manage to just stay on the right side of the law as most of the women do most of the time, but McEnroe was disqualified from the Australian Open for similar. Alize Cornet turning her shirt round on the court at the start of a game, again has there been the same example overlooked in the men's game or do they always change their shirt at their chair as is the rule? I've said a couple of times Williams might have had a point, but without the other examples it's uncertain, though I don't doubt there is inequality in tennis. And I don't doubt Williams using this to highlight such an issue is a cynical attempt to look after her reputation.
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    No sorry, it's not just a snarky attitude it's her sense of entitlement and the overshadowing of brilliant performances by her opponents, and it's happened too many times to be pardoned.She ranted and raved, called the umpire a thief and threatened his career plus squeezed in an anti-woman implication (she might have a point). Where was the respect for her fellow female athlete in that moment? Martina Navratilova faced as many difficulties in her career as Williams but rarely acted even close to the type of behaviour Williams demonstrates. I was never a particular fan of the Czech but appreciate what she did for the game, moreover she's universally respected and well liked. I don't know if Williams will achieve the same but maybe she won't care about that and that's her look out. At the end of the day she can behave how she wants, she just can't expect not to be called out on it.
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    I love the US Open, mainly for the atmosphere but they were out of order tonight. However Williams totally fanned the flames and they lapped it up. Ironically she kinda had a bit of a point during her rant about male players getting away with similar code violations, she just went about making her point really really badly. If it was a one off you could perhaps excuse it but with her attempts at intimidation earlier in the match and previous form with umpires, particularly at the US Open, when things aren't going well it paints a really vile picture of erm, entitlement perhaps? She seems to hate a challenge, fortunately for her the standard of women's tennis has been mostly poor during her period of dominance.
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    Tennis

    I see Serena Williams is as gracious as ever in defeat tonight, what a piece of work she is, totally ruined Osaka's big moment.
  13. Nothing, absolutely nothing makes me proud to be British. Pedantry alert possibly, but I admire a lot about Britain, perhaps even amazed by it's cities, it's scientists, it's art, it's architecture. But no more so than I admire and am amazed by the Ancient Greeks or Egyptions. I love some of the architecture in British cities. I admire the stoicism associated with the British. I'm wide eyed at the beatiful countryside. The NHS is a shining light.
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    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    Things don't need to be so black and white. While I don't know what this woman has said about the Revolution or her views on terrorism, the Iranians I know have too praised the Revolution, or aspects of it, but are as far away from extremists as you can get.
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    Favorite childhood desserts

    They still are. I bought one a couple of years ago, not had one since I was a kid, and I was shitting myself cooking it, thought I was gonna blow the house up.
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