Apparently, Dinara Safina Is Fat.
Peter Bodo has called Dinara Safina fat. He suggested that perhaps her latest loss was not so much the result of a long injury lay off and a lack of confidence, but instead due to too many cakes. He said she needs to eat more wisely, get better clothes, and ask her coach whether she looks fat before she goes out onto court. So, has Safina bulked up after her time out? Is she now jumping around court weighing 120 kilograms and stuffing herself with bananas in between points?
Clearly, she’s massive. She’d probably weighs at least ten kilograms more than a supermodel and this is obviously unacceptable. What would Safina’s BMI be? God forbid it is between 20-25, that would be considered a normal weight range, and we all know women should aspire to a weight much below that. Safina shouldn’t worry too much, it’s not just her being picked on. Bodo had a go at her 39-year-old opponent too, saying she was showing signs of the ‘dreaded middle-age spread’. Now I personally thought middle-aged spread was a term people used to explain how the beer and pizza they consume now shows up on their stomach, unlike in the past when their twenty year old bodies magically burned it off with little to no stimulation. However, I have been corrected. Middle aged spread is actually when you hit 40 and don’t look like a twenty year old model anymore.
If looking like Kimiko Date Krumm is all I have no worry about in twenty-ish years time then perhaps I should stop the diet now and just let nature take its course.
Unfortunately it’s not just one chauvinistic male talking down these fit, thin and healthy women. During the Australian Open I heard one radio DJ going on and on about how hot Maria Kirilenko is. There was no mention of her personality or tennis game, but instead he was lauding praise on her figure and looks. I could handle the sexual objectification of Kirilenko up until the point he started talking about how even her pot-belly was sexy. That’s right, Kirilenko, Russian sports star and occasional model. A pot belly.
That woman. A pot-belly. Think that’s just an airbrushed bikini shoot? Think again.
So what hope do we have as women? Even beautiful sports stars get slandered if their weight isn’t that of a pre-pubescent teens. These healthy, fit, gorgeous women are having criticism of their weight heaped on them worldwide. Men need to understand that these are real women. They are not plastic Heidi Montags, they are not airbrushed Playboy models, they are not super-thin supermodels either. They are tennis players. Women like myself look up to these girls as role models to aspire too. This is a fit women’s shape. I can aussure you it’s well below the average weight for a woman, as well. Not all women are not all lucky enough to look like Maria Sharapova, who is obviously blessed with a supermodel-like figure. Looking like Kirilenko is difficult enough for most of us. Perhaps Bodo needs to befriend Anna Wintour and edit Vogue magazine if this is his ignorant opinion on how women should look.
As for Bodo himself, I guess I was expecting a Verdasco-like body when I googled him. Instead, I got this.
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