“I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself and that exact second I’m like, ‘I’m nothing, what do I do anymore and no one gives a sh*t about me anymore without this.’
“To be honest, I looked up and I saw my man Travis was standing up there and I looked up at him and I was like, ‘I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.'” - Ronda Rousey
Who are we talking about here? The previously undefeated female UFC fighter that's spent the better part of her career snapping her opponents' arms in half? The chick that has made millions upon million of dollars off endorsements and movie deals by single handedly destroying the self confidence of her competition in a series of 20-something second mercy killings? I am supposed to feel sympathy for that person because she lost one match? I don't want to trivialize depression, but Jesus Christ Ronda. You're supposed to be the female spokesperson for perseverance, and you can't even overcome one loss without suicidal thoughts? What do you do anymore? Oh, I don't know. How about get back to training and try to redeem yourself? Maybe stop making appearances on a different television show every single fucking day and work on your boxing? That seems like it would be the smartest course of action after Holly Holm nearly broke your face. I mean, I guess you could just sit in the corner and cry by yourself, but that's not exactly doing your gender stereotypes any favors.
Ya know what else isn't doing gender stereotypes any favors? Ronda Rousey -the woman that represents the strength and independence of women everywhere- saying that the only reason she didn't kill herself is because she had to carry her boyfriend's future children. Annnnnd with one sentence Ronda Rousey set women back 100 years. I legitimately think that's the worst thing she could have possibly said for her brand. Other than "I was put on this planet to service man" there's not a single soundbite more damning than Ronda Rousey -the baddest bitch- acting like she is now nothing more than a baby maker. I'm not saying that women can't be tough, it's just not a good look that the one everyone picked to promote as the toughest was only one knockout away from reverting to a 1970's housewife. From arguing whether she can compete with men to needing the presence of a man to peel herself off the canvas. My how the mighty have fallen...