The St. Louis Cardinals deleted a tweet on Tuesday that was sent from the team account earlier in the day that many viewed as sexist.
The message in question was promoting a May 17 giveaway of replica World Series rings — but it implied that men who “love baseball” should obtain the gift for the women in their lives who “[love] jewelry.”
According to outraged fans, the tweet connoted that baseball and jewelry are mutually exclusive interests — and women are bigger fans of accessories then they are of sports.
Venus Williams is surrounded by women. She is one of five sisters, one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and has launched her own women’s fashion line. She’s surely no stranger to strong, resilient ladies — herself included.
And that’s one thing she wants to make clear: strength has no gender.
“I firmly believe in that,” Williams told AOL.com. “Strength is strength, resilience is resilience.”
This Women’s History Month, Williams is partnering with Brawny to empower women from all walks of life, all around the world. The iconic Brawny Man is stepping aside throughout March to instead celebrate strong women everywhere.