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WTF: Woman Wins Historical Tennis Match, Gets Asked Sexist Interview Question

Ugh, is this going to stop anytime soon?



Is it ever going to stop? As in these underhanded, slappy sexist comments directed towards women? I doubt it, and here is a prime example: 19-year-old tennis player Eugenie Bouchard accomplished a great feat yesterday as she became the first Canadian woman to advance to Australia's Grand Slam semi-finals in almost 30 years, according to CBC Sports, via Jezebel

After beating player Ana Ivanovic, Bouchard was interviewed by sports reporter Samantha Smith who noted that Bouchard had a lot of male fans. Smith proceeded to ask, "If you could date anyone in the world of sport, of movies – I’m sorry, they asked me to say this – who would you date?”

Bouchard replied with a giggle that she would date Justin Bieber. 

Her fans via the Twitter universe responded with these comments: 

Will these sexist questions ever stop? They are obnoxious and automatically draw attention away from a woman's (or anyone's) accomplishments. Remember when Yahoo's female CEO, Melissa Mayer, was called attractive at a shareholder's meeting by a daft audience member? Yeah, that happened.

My question to you is: How do we get these questions to stop? Ignore them like Mayer, or reply in stride a la Bouchard? Tell us your thoughts, because we know (unlike that reporter) that you think of other things besides men (or Justin Bieber).

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