This morning, the Press Council ruled that Mark Knight’s cartoon of Serena Williams did not breach their guidelines. So, if they’re correct, was the international backlash a mistake?
Women are subject to behavioural expectations. If we don’t hold our anger, we’re viewed as “hysterical” or “out of control”, not worthy of what we seek. Serena Williams is merely the latest example of it.
Mark Knight has claimed that his cartoon of Serena Williams wasn’t racist. But the history of the form makes that argument invalid.
Friday, you spectacular lover. I know you’ve had better. Overnight, Serena Williams stole the spotlight from Meghan Markle, someone was disappointed on holiday and Tasmania started a culture war against France.