PIC OF THE DAY: SERENA WILLIAMS AT PRE-WIMBLEDON BASH

Tennis champion Serena Williams attended Virgin’s annual pre-Wimbledon party in London, last night (June 17th)

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I think she looks really feminine in this photograph.  Not so HENCH!

I really like the footware too.

Serena looks good.

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  1. this dress is best on her. simply yet fitting. still she reminds me a bit of the 80ies disko girls in movies of the same years with the curly hair, stretch dress and some freaky shoes to hit.

  2. She’s an athlete, and the thickness comes with it even more. She has lost weight, she looks different. love her still

  3. I think ppl need to leave Serena the hell alone with her body.She is not going to melt just to please the crowd.
    The trannie comments are ridiculous.You are basically suggesting a gender reassigment because she doesn’t look “womanly” enough by your standards.

    How would you like it if the vitriol was directed at you.If someone tells you to get rid of that rooster hair so we can see your royal kinky hair. You wouldn’t do it.

  4. Her calves are serious! Teamed with the shoes (which I kinda like), they make her look a tad Terminator-esque IMO!

    Facially, she looks like Chaka Khan in that pic.

  5. I have noticed it’s more ladies that say she doesn’t look feminine enough (What’s up Brown-Eyez? hehehe). Trust me all the dudes I know think this lady right here is ALL WOMAN!

    She’s hot! She looks good!

  6. There’s nothing she can do to change her physique, can she? Am not keen on her dress sense but her body doesn’t bother me, especially knowing black women bodies and the constant criticism it gets.

  7. She plays tennis, isn’t part of her work out 2 keep her fit and able? She’s one of the best.

  8. Yes of course. But not many female tennis players bulk up like they are looking to enter the Mr Universe contest. But it works for her, she likes having that physique, and it gives her that upper body strength.

  9. But her body structure and muscles r different.she is thicker by default/naturally and exercise makes her more muscled and the tennis games too.

  10. I think she looks cool and sexy too, her legs look amazing, (jealous? as Noel Clarke would ask LOOOL, I’m playing, seriously I am Joking!!) I think it’s a constant battle for Serena, does she wanna be seen as sexy first and an athlete second??? how difficult is that balance act for her??? We all know her choice and priority, now if she was in another field of work all the comments about her size, muscle etc would be valid, but to me it’s foolishness.

    and we can’t really compare her to other female tennis players, there has never been another player like her(bar her sister of course), now if she wasn’t successful on field then there may have been room for debate, but no (imo lol)

    Ps, I don’t like her shoes though, not a fan of open toe boots, but hey thats just me. lol.

  11. I’m really glad that the majority of male comments are positive about Serena who i also think looks sexy and attractive. Seriously, some women need to work out what men actually like in a woman rather than the media driven Sex In The City nonsense that is only there to encourage us to consume bags and shoes and wish to be ultra thin or barbie like in our appearance. If all these guys are saying this, surely you should ask what they find attractive about her not try to tell them what they should like-lol!

    The sufragettes would be turning in their graves if they knew that the only thing that women enjoyed doing together was bitching about other women who frankly have made a career out of something other than shaking their booty about. Some women I admit are fair game, but I can’t join in the scratching this time

  12. Agreeing 1200% w/Reclaimin’.

    Ya’ll women are straight HATERS.

    Redirect all that hateful energy to lifting a couple weights in the gym.

    Serena looks AWESOME. All the time.

  13. Jan, it’s not the fact that you all don’t like the way she looks. It’s TOTALLY possible to dislike something w/o being a hater.

    It’s all the constant snide “tranny” and “hench” comments that totally paint you all as haters.

    I wonder why (almost invariably) women (usually Black ones that aren’t in as great a shape as they could be) tend to throw the Williams Sisters shade, whereas (again, almost invariably) men (not just the Black ones) absolutely LOVE their figures.

    I’m just sayin’…

    LOL

    PS: I know your body is tight, Jan…I’ve seen the MySpace pics to prove it… 😉

  14. It’s all the constant snide “tranny” and “hench”

    I wouldn’t say she looks like a tranny she’s a handsome/attractive woman, but in my opinion she has looked hench in the past.

    But hey I doubt loaded Serena is losing sleep over not so flattering comments and Common seems happy riding a thoroughbred. Boy What I would give to be in her expensive opened toed boots.

    As for Venus… I had no idea she was so popular with the opposite sex. You learn something new everyday.

    re Myspace pics. Thanks LMAO!

  15. Maybe it would be cool 2 look at achievements first b4 appearance 4 once. Hehehe, luv u jan, step aside.lol

  16. But lets be frank, she has some *strong features, she is badass, her ass could literally crush Van Damme’s nutcracking ass. She is a beast on the court & probably a bigger beast, if she ever decides to find me…Oh Sweet Minty Jebus, please Serena don’t find me.

    *That’s the same word I use, when I describe Fergie & Estelle, but in this instance it also works for her physique, she’d knock my unfit ass cold with a slap.

  17. @ lati:
    No one is questioning the (well-deserved) love & support you women give to her for her successes. I definitely get that.

    I’m just questioning the hate and shade for her PHYSICAL appearance.

    Answer this question for me, and definitively:

    Why do Black women hate on Serena’s body soooooooo hard, whereas men, almost regardless of race, give Serena (and, to an extent, Venus) the adoration and respect her near-perfect body deserves?

    And I also wonder as to the physical fitness level of the women hating. One of you you said “too much muscle…not enough jelly”.

    Seriously? So you mean to tell me a bunch of cellulite and fat is actually PREFERABLE to well sculpted muscle?

    Yeah, I went there.

    I also went to the gym before typing this. LOL

  18. Am a woman, i love Serena and her sis 4 their achievements mainly. I know women who are like that and don’t do sports or go 2 gym, born with that body. Her achievements are attractive to me most, the rest, well the muscles came with the job. She’s still woman, am not going 2 bed her, so am not complaining here. I didn’t make the jelly comments, clueless on that.

  19. My daughter being a dime piece in ten to twelve years has ZERO to do w/my question, which remains unanswered, by the way.

    @ fr:
    Yup. Sure did. If you’re going to pass judgement on someone’s physical conditioning, let’s talk about YOUR physical condition, thankyouverymuch.

    *does mad sit ups*

  20. We r talking about physical appearance and fitness, here. Thank God my pics arent up anywhere. Good thing. Hehehe.. Am sure one day u’ll understand. Hehehe

  21. …”I wonder why (almost invariably) women (usually Black ones that aren’t in as great a shape as they could be) tend to throw the Williams Sisters shade, whereas (again, almost invariably) men (not just the Black ones) absolutely LOVE their figures…”

    and, ostensibly :

    …”Why do Black women hate on Serena’s body soooooooo hard, whereas men, almost regardless of race, give Serena (and, to an extent, Venus) the adoration and respect her near-perfect body deserves?

    And I also wonder as to the physical fitness level of the women hating. One of you you said “too much muscle…not enough jelly”.

    Seriously? So you mean to tell me a bunch of cellulite and fat is actually PREFERABLE to well sculpted muscle?”

    *STILL waiting for a definitive answer…*

  22. Call out those women and ask them why, then u might get an answer. Hope yo not waiting on mine, coz i don’t have any like said above, thats my stand. There are women of various shapes that have attained features u dislike naturally. Yo an African am sure u know what am saying. Are they desirable, yep. Well they r married. LOL

  23. This conversation is hilarious. No one has mentioned that her physicality might just be genes. I have big legs, always have. No amount of diet or exercise is gonna make them skinny, so i do weights because muscle looks better than jelly imo. How about leaving Serena to do Serena, she looks good here, even better in a bikini and I for one am glad there are women like her around for me to compare myself to.

  24. @ Sundance lol, I can’t believe you took the gloves off, and ya vest and said “LETS GET IT ONNN!!!” LOL… Respecting the stance you took right there.

    @ Lati… I have two boys 12 & 8, but when I do have a babygirl, I won’t be worrying, I will make sure my Daughter knows what time it is, I know a father plays a crucial role in raising Boys, teaching them to be men, but a father also plays an equally important role in a girls life, and I fully understand that role lol

  25. Fr, that’s not my point. My point is about women’s bodies and how they can turn out regardless of the ideal. Sometimes parents can do little when their child’s confidence has been knocked regarding their looks, even when they are perfect. Ready or not. I tell ya. LOL

  26. @ FR… :
    Hell yeah. SOMEONE had to. Let’s talk about it. Those who live in glass houses…LOL

    @ lati :
    I don’t disagree w/your line of reasoning, but it STILL doesn’t address the question. The fact that you speculate that my daughter might be hot as a teenager doesn’t address why women hate on other women who may look better than themselves.

  27. Sundance, why u are asking me, i dont get it. Coz i clearly stated her body doesn’t bother me at all. But what you are saying is if i have a tight body then i can criticise, if not then no. Errr… Lost again on that. Lol

  28. @ lati :
    Oh snap! You are correct. My bad~! I stand corrected. You DID say that you aren’t bothered by it…LOL

    And no, I’m not saying that just because a woman is out of shape she has no busienss criticizing a woman who is in shape…

    Not really…

    Well, ok. Maybe I am saying that…LOL

  29. I personally am not a fan of big girls. Sorry.

    Not that there’s anything wrong w/them or that they’re not beautiful because they’re fat or anything like that…it’s just that they’re not for me.

    I go to the gym 3 times a week. While I’m no Michael Jai White, I’m no slouch either. I got a six pack. My Fiancee (yes, w/a capital “F”, thankyouverymuch) goes to the gym with me. We’re both in pretty decent shape.

    And while a piano could fall on my head or I could get run over in traffic or shot by the cops or any number of other ways to die, having a healthy physique diminishes the chances of my body failing @ some point.

    It’s sort of akin to driving–you don’t put on a seatbelt EXPECTING to crash; moreso IN CASE of a crash. It’s just like that. And for me, I want my Wife/Girlfriend/Booty Call to be as healthy as she can possibly be.

    You’ll NEVER hear/read anything about me bashing fat girls, though.

    Can’t say the same for some of you (collective “you”, not a singular “you”) women…

  30. @Sundance, if you’re looking at me, then scroll up. If you’re looking at others, keep waiting. Just like you dislike of fat chics, some people dislike muscly bulgy chics. Overly muscly chics/dudes scare me in general, just like Alec Wek scares my mum.

  31. Exactly. The fact is not everyone likes that particular look. Sundance isn’t a fan of fat girl and some aren’t fans of women built like an old school Stallone. It’s down to personal preference. Their just not in to that particular look.

  32. @ Adaobi :
    I get that we’re kind of on the same page. True, preference is paramount. I have no issue w/that.

    What I’m trying to figure out (and what STILL hasn’t been answered) is why such vitriolic hate for Serena’s body? Sure, I’m no fan of fat girls, but you don’t see me demeaning them like you women do Serena.

    THAT’S the question I’m looking for an answer for.

  33. I think they find the muscle a turn off.. some think she’s looks too manly… and she’s dating Common.

    Who knows. Either way I doubt Serena losing sleep over the black woman’s “blinding hatred towards her body. She’s far too busy counting her millions and pumping iron with Common to care.

  34. Being told that having cellulite is not the business and having fat is not attractive, is no compliment. That is all.

  35. wow *gives Sundance a huge cyber hi-five* you went in! LOL!

    wow Janice did you call her look a half-horse/half female look? wow ok!

    it’s really weird to me when ladies are concerned about other ladies appearance. I mean you’re straight so you don’t look at her in a sexual way so I guess we’ll see things differently or do ya? hehehe

    I mean have you seen Serena’s booty? goodness! POW! POW! POW! LOL!

  36. Women generally tend to comment on other womens appearances. Nothing new there.

    But okay we get it. Men love her thickness, the muscles etc, and women perhaps not so much.

    Yes we’ve all seen her bottom, and no doubt we will be seeing more of it over the next coming weeks.

    Can’t wait.

    🙂

  37. Am not 4geting Sidibe Goubrey talk in a hurry. Thats where am coming from sundance. ‘winks’ LOL

  38. @ Lati…

    “Fr, that’s not my point. My point is about women’s bodies and how they can turn out regardless of the ideal. Sometimes parents can do little when their child’s confidence has been knocked regarding their looks, even when they are perfect. Ready or not. I tell ya. LOL”

    >>>Heres the thing, that is exactly my point lati lol, a fathers affirmation if done correctly should instill in daughters confidence within them from there baby years, she will know herself, and be confident in herself enough to not let a few cruel words move her too much,… and when the words are too harsh or too mean, and she loses sight of who she is, a father should be there to affirm there daughter again and hopefully she will know her worth…

    (write up below, Taken from the link) http://www.meridianmagazine.com/littlethings/040521princesses.html

    “All Girls are Princesses”
    By Steve and Claudia Goodman

    “When the orphanage director openly ridicules Sarah for claiming she is a princess in the movie “The Little Princess,” she responds, “I am a princess. All girls are—even if they live in tiny old attics, even if they aren’t pretty or smart or young. We’re still princesses, all of us. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?” In today’s sophisticated, materialistic world, it is easy to lose sight of the divine calling of women and the respect that is due every daughter of God…”

    Teach Daughters to Value Femininity

    “Besides setting an example for our children, we can make a conscious effort to teach our daughters to treasure an almost forgotten quality—femininity. There is an irresistible charm when women possess it. Little girls are naturally feminine as they dance uninhibited around the room in frilly dresses, their curls flying, or gently sing their dolls to sleep. Their sweet tenderness and innocence is charming. Contrast their actions with the cold, calculating behavior of children seen on TV, who respond sarcastically with adult humor to every comment made to them. This stereotype is foreign to the way children naturally are.”

    “I recently watched a young woman preparing to go to Prom. She said, “I want a Cinderella dress that twirls way out.” Since buying one was out of the question, financially her mother arranged to have someone make it. Her appearance, with her long hair curling in cascades and laced with flowers took everyone’s breath away. All night people interrupted their dancing to say, “Your date is the prettiest one here. She looks like Cinderella.” Everyone was captivated by her. Perhaps they didn’t realize, though, that the thing that truly made her beautiful was more than the dress or the hairdo. She would have been beautiful in blue jeans and a T-shirt—because she possessed true femininity. One observer described her thus: “There’s a glow about her I can’t describe…it’s a sweetness, an innocence. I know what it is. She is absolutely pure.” Girls need to understand that it’s okay for them to be sweet, tender, and beautiful. After all, they are princesses.”

    (end of write ups lol)

    I posted those paragraphs as they are inline with my thinking on this subject regarding Daughters, I think all daughters should be made to feel like princesses regardless of any detail, PRINCESSES. LOL, i THINK IT’S A HELPFUL PRACTISE THAT WILL INSTIL GREAT QUALITYS IN A DAUGHTER (was no need for caps, finger slipped and retyping was long lol)

  39. Fr, thanx for that, nice one.

    Fr, what i am saying is that sometimes a parents love and words are just not enough. Sometimes some know from their fathers that they are pretty and beautiful, but your father or mother is not the same as a peer or someone you get attracted to and then is not interested in you. That’s when you start wondering whether you are actually pretty or beautiful like your parents have been saying. I guess that’s when the realisation comes in. It does not take much for one’s world to be turned upside down to restart it. lol

    Parents can secure their love for their child in the homes, but it’s different outside. It’s the standards of beauty outside that knock and are played with to knock people’s confidence. It’s whether you have the inner strength to fight it, and sometimes it takes alot of time and personal learning without parents. Parents can only do what they can when they can.

    I guess each community or society has different standards of beauty.

  40. For me the problem is judging people on the obvious like looks. It’s good to be appreciated for your physical appearance, but if you are not productive in society and in your own life, how still attractive is that? That is what i am wondering. We have so many good looking folks being paraded around for what reason exactly? Don’t know. That is my issue Fr, in a few words.

  41. “It’s the standards of beauty outside that knock and are played with to knock people’s confidence. It’s whether you have the inner strength to fight it, and sometimes it takes alot of time and personal learning without parents.”

    Lati, I see where your coming from with what your saying here, and can’t disagree with you lol,… but I do think that the foundations for inner strength are placed and should be developed as a child grows up and once they become a young adult, 16+ or slightly younger with girls… they should be well placed to stand the up all that life will throw at them, of course person development is and will always be needed, but the role of parents is to prepare children for adulthood (no Noel Clarke needed, thank u lol) as prepared as can be.

  42. “We have so many good looking folks being paraded around for what reason exactly? Don’t know” I see this too and it pisses me off, but at the same time I too judge people on appearance -I’ll be real, but I understand it’s level of importance, when it comes to the crucnch, looks are important in terms of attraction, but it’s not everything, not at all .

  43. Fr, i hear you about parents instilling that foundation. I agree. I wonder though what a parent would think of their child girl or boy if they put on weight or any other ‘undesirable’ quality at adoloscent stage. The teenage body is a strange place to be.

  44. @ lati :

    When you say, “Am not 4geting Sidibe Goubrey talk in a hurry. Thats where am coming from sundance. ‘winks’ LOL…” are you talking about my comments RE: the Howard Stern incident?

    Let me paste what was typed in that thread to refresh your memory :

    “Gotta side w/Howard on this one…

    Like it or not, what Stern says is true, USUALLY. Not in this case, (thank God, as Gabby seems like a genuinely talented young lady) but it happens exactly like he said more often than not.

    I’m not saying it’s right – just saying it happens.”

    Not once did I go where you (again, a COLLECTIVE “you” women went RE: Serena’s looks. Keep in mind that I think that what you all are saying is harsh and full of hate, but that doesn’t necessarily make it unfunny. Jan’s comments stand out in particular:

    …”Common seems happy riding a thoroughbred. Boy What I would give to be in her expensive opened toed boots…”

    LMAO~!

  45. Its not what you actually said, its what you implied. Well, janice spelt hers out loud. LOL, as for the collective us, only 2 folks went in hard on her. Anyway, when a man passes judgement on a female’s body, its not the same as a female doing it. It takes a different meaning altogether, worse when a man says so, however simple it may sound. Thats what i think anyway. LOL

  46. Adaobi

    I know very well that all y’all who are seeing this issue through two binaries ” fat” and “muscular” will have a problem with males who prefer light skin over dark skin.Nevermind that there are just as many skin tones as there are body types.
    Be careful what you wish for.( sharpening my knife ).

    Oppressive beauty standards are the worst thing this society has developped.Anyone who is on the receiving end of the wrath should pray.

  47. Hmm…never saw this reply, where did “my problem” with the skin ish come from? You’re sharpening your knife for the wrong person dude. You’ve just boiled it down again to preference, which is what we had already stripped it down to.

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