Don't Call Brittney Griner a Man Just Because She's Athletic

In a piece for Clutch magazine, Risa Dixon scolds those who reacted to the college basketball star's impressive performance with gender-based attacks.

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Brittney Griner of Baylor University (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

In a piece for Clutch magazine, Risa Dixon scolds those who reacted to the college basketball star's impressive performance with gender-based attacks.

Twitter has once again shown that it is truly the place for cowards to throw darts at people who they wouldn’t dare confront in real life. After Brittney Griner’s amazing performance at the NCAA women’s basketball championship Tuesday, twits started questioning the 6’8” athletes’ sex due to her low voice and athletic ability ...

Why it is that when a woman is exceptionally good at a sport her sexual preference is put on blast as if it has anything to do with her talent? I believe it goes back to when we were kids and to be told that you play “like a girl” was an incredible insult. Being male or female has nothing to do with the talent that you were blessed with. It’s beyond sad that an amazing basketball player like Griner can’t get the respect she deserves for perfecting her gift because some feel that women who are great at sports must secretly be a man.

SMH at the ignorance.

Read Risa Dixon's entire piece at Clutch magazine.

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