Ronda Rousey and The Feminist Delusion

FINALMasculine women are an interesting phenomenon. Of all the bizarre side-effects of modern feminism, none can be more perplexing than a woman who strives to be like men, yet still won’t hesitate to reap the benefits of being a “traditional” female.

She’s been proclaimed as “the world’s most dominant athlete” by Sports Illustrated. She won the 2015 ESPY Award for “Best Fighter” (over male contenders from MMA and boxing, including Floyd Mayweather). And as of late, UFC champ “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is being praised around the globe as if there’s never been a better competitor than she.

But if there’s one thing feminism is known for, it’s the ridiculously obvious yet overlooked double-standards.

The truth is: how could Ronda be championed as “the world’s most dominant athlete”—or even “Best Fighter of the Year” according to the ESPYs—if she’s never professionally competed against men in the UFC?

She might be the world’s most dominant female athlete, but until she’s entered the Octagon and grappled with the men, it’s simply a lie to say she’s the best in the world. Continue reading