W Debate: Silencing age-old stereotypes

Updated: July 9, 2013, 9:21 AM ET

Question: A BBC announcer said after Marion Bartoli won Wimbledon: "Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little 'You're never going to be a looker? You'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight.'" Will sports ever get to a point where a female athlete's looks won't be a talking point in their successes and failures?

Jane McManus: There is this grating assumption that women want first to be supermodels, and if that dream dies early, they can console ...

Read full story


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.