On Wednesday during the 2nd round of the French Open, Tennis superstar Venus Williams wore the same black lacy negligee-type dress with flesh colored shorts that caused such controversy in the 1st round.

During intense action on the court yesterday, her tiny dress repeatedly flew up to reveal what appeared to be her bare butt cheeks. Of course this was intentionally done to gain Venus the attention she obviously craves -- though she denies it.

After Wednesday's match at Roland Garros (which she won by beating Spain's Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-2, 6-4), Venus told the assembled reporters that her outfits are not intended to generate attention. But they do anyway because of the genetics that God gave her.

"...the design has nothing to do with the rear. It just so happens that I have a very well developed one!"
"It's all genetic. If you look at mom and dad, you'll see the same thing happening. If you look at my sister (Serena), you'll see the same thing."

When asked why she intentionally wore flesh colored shorts, Venus responded:

"It's really about the illusion. Like you can wear lace, but what's the point of wearing lace when there's just black under?"
"The illusion of just having bare skin is definitely for me a lot more beautiful. So it's really not about anything else other than just that skin showing. So I'm glad that it's gotten good reviews. I mean, it could be worse."

Source: AFP

  • OutsidetheBox

    Sandra do you get like this when you see ballerinas in their nudes? Or ice skaters? They are notorious for flesh colored costumes and little girls loveeeeee ice skaters...

    I'm just mad Venus actually gets to match her skin tone...how many of us walk into the stores to buy something skin tone or flesh colored and you see every flesh...except yours..? :coffee:

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    precisely OTB :coffee:

    but Venus, you have a regular azz...

  • http://dahoneyhive.blogspot.com ryand91

    Personally, I like her look. She's ballin'. Sandra quit hating on her style. Her and Serena are both young, successful women who have dominated against all odds.

  • allwrightyden

    Amen! @ryand91

  • Daisy

    Well she told yall :lol:

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    Venus Williams Blames ‘Genetics’ For Her Total Lack of Class
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    Completely sums it up!!! Is she on CRACK??!!

    So you are saying ....Genetics made you wake up . Take this get up out? Survery it? Go to your underwear drawer? and as you pondered upon which ones...genetics told you to choose one that would allow you to appear nude?,,,on national tv?

    Genetics?...made you infuse this found tangled in your bedsheet inner whore get up with tennis!! I am insulted!!!

  • CivilEngineer

    She was honest about it.

    I still think she just wants the attention but atleast she gave a reason :yes:

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    Having a fat ass has nothing to do with wearing clothing that makes it appear like you are mooning the world. If it wasn't being worn under her skirt it probably wouldn't seem as bad but it was.

  • KrayZKat

    S & V have taken the tennis world by storm. I don't care if they go out on court wearing a paper bag. Their talent, in my opinion, overrides anything they could wear. Do I like the outfit? No, but I'll just focus on the fact that they are kicking behind out their on that court.

  • KrayZKat

    correction: out there on the court.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I think it's stupid and inappropriate when you get technical she's wearing lingerie to a tennis match-why lace that is weird to me like she has no other place to wear lingerie...EWL

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    Her and Serena are both young, successful women who have dominated against all odds.
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    Which is WHY they both need to come better!!! That outfit is horrific!! She does not play tennis on Cinemax after dark...she is a World Known Athlete!! she knew better....her people knew better...the mirrors in her mansion KNEW BETTER. NO EXCUSE for this fashion tragedy!! In that case...I want NBS or what ever station it was to apologize to Janet for labeling her stunt as a waldrope malfunction

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. Can you believe I'm speechless? Class? Dignity? Respect? It just flew out the window. I remember a few yrs back when Serena wore a red dress with cut out strips across her breast and you could seen her nipples, clear and simple. She was posing with what's his name, the James Bond guy, Pierce Bronson I believe. He was blushing all over the place. Seems to me these 2 young ladies have been around the circuit long enough to know how to appropriately dress for any occassion. Hell, if I made millions hitting a little ball, I'd buy me some class lessons somewhere! Remember when they wore the beads all in their braids and they would be all over the court? Remember Serena's black cat suit? And the large dangling ear rings on court? WTF? I'm just saying, use common sense people, use common sense! But they rock when it comes to playing tennis so I guess that's all that matters, for real. But us black folks pay the price for what folks see and judge in the media.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    iscream says: Having a fat ass has nothing to do with wearing clothing that makes it appear like you are mooning the world. If it wasn’t being worn under her skirt it probably wouldn’t seem as bad but it was.
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    :cosign:

  • lexdiamonz

    KaraZ says:

    precisely OTB

    but Venus, you have a regular azz…
    :rofl:

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    KrayZKat says:
    S & V have taken the tennis world by storm. I don’t care if they go out on court wearing a paper bag. Their talent, in my opinion, overrides anything they could wear. Do I like the outfit? No, but I’ll just focus on the fact that they are kicking behind out their on that court.
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    If you are currently NOT a tennis player...profesionaly or otherwise....please don't make HER FASHION STUNT...about the sport!!!! Most of us ONLY watch tennis when they are playing.... REALLY? Let's be real people!! It was inappropriate on so many levels...SO MANY!!!

  • NOBODY MOVE, NOBODY GETz HURT

    TESTING TESTING 123......VENUS GOTTA BIG OLE BUT!!!!

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    PAHairston says:

    Hello All. Can you believe I’m speechless? Class? Dignity? Respect? It just flew out the window. I remember a few yrs back when Serena wore a red dress with cut out strips across her breast and you could seen her nipples, clear and simple. She was posing with what’s his name, the James Bond guy, Pierce Bronson I believe. He was blushing all over the place. Seems to me these 2 young ladies have been around the circuit long enough to know how to appropriately dress for any occassion. Hell, if I made millions hitting a little ball, I’d buy me some class lessons somewhere! Remember when they wore the beads all in their braids and they would be all over the court? Remember Serena’s black cat suit? And the large dangling ear rings on court? WTF? I’m just saying, use common sense people, use common sense! But they rock when it comes to playing tennis so I guess that’s all that matters, for real. But us black folks pay the price for what folks see and judge in the media.
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    :preach:

  • Tink Tink

    YEA VENUS :cheer1: .....and look at how uncomfortable all those yt folk look.

  • Silhouette

    Someone had to give the okay for her to wear that, I am sure there is some kind of sanctioning committee. Maybe all her red and black shorts were dirty. Okay I got nothing.
    @Sandra, tell the truth you really just posted this again so you could look at her booty. :coffee:

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    @ GG

    :cosign:

    & I was about to mention Janet. They tore her apart after that tittie flop. This is America where the prude rule. And nudity is a no no and that outfit was simply a no, no.

    Matter of fact that was a Hell to the Nawl.

  • OutsidetheBox

    So even if you dominate the sport...dress to appease...?

    If she finds her nude body alluring who are we to say she shouldnt celebrate it?

    :rofl: @Sill

  • Lala11_7

    It's like her parents raised her on Morris Day and "The Time" and she took that mess...WAY TOO LITERALLY!!!

  • LadyLew

    I think it's completely class and tasteless. I'm not one to judge but she's seeking attention. She don't get much with baby sis around so she's tryna get her shine away from her skills on the court. I watched the match yesterday and they wouldnt even put the camera on her. She was kicking ole girl butt and they kept doing close ups on the other chick and not her. It's crazy!

  • http://facebook.com/Im2thick4u 2thick4u

    Keep doing your thang Venus!!!

    You have been in the spotlight for a long time and you rarely allow urself to be a Rebel...well I applaud you for finally being a Bad Girl!!!

  • FloridaChick813

    :offtopic:

    Has anyone watched Trey Songz video "your side of the bed"???? Am I the only one who boo hoo cried :wail:

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    Is she breaking any laws with her outfit? Is she violating the circuit's dress code? Oh, no? Then why do y'all have your panties in a bunch? She's dressed tackily, big deal, LisaRaye always looks tacky to me, but nobody talks about her lack of class or dignity... psh

  • KrayZKat

    ggouch says:

    KrayZKat says:
    S & V have taken the tennis world by storm. I don’t care if they go out on court wearing a paper bag. Their talent, in my opinion, overrides anything they could wear. Do I like the outfit? No, but I’ll just focus on the fact that they are kicking behind out their on that court.
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    If you are currently NOT a tennis player…profesionaly or otherwise….please don’t make HER FASHION STUNT…about the sport!!!! Most of us ONLY watch tennis when they are playing…. REALLY? Let’s be real people!! It was inappropriate on so many levels…SO MANY!!!
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    @ggouch, the last time I checked, I was a grown woman entitled to my opinion just like you are. I restate the fact that I don't care what she is wearing. I don't like the outfit, but I choose not to focus on that. There are celebs that wear less than Venus and walk around parading their arses to the world (Amber Rose for instance) and people call her a "bad bish" so again, I, which is the operative word here, don't care what Venus is wearing. I celebrate her and Serena's talent on that court.

  • SangriaSugar

    I don't mind it...she just doing the da.mn thing. She had been in the game for a LONG AZZ time...maybe she wants people to also realize that she is a woman no just a she-man tennis player.

    It could also be a rebelling or asserting herself as a woman since she never had the opportunity to really be a 18-23 year old who got to wear all the skimpy clothes.

  • KrayZKat

    But us black folks pay the price for what folks see and judge in the media.
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    Unless the media or anyone else is God, I could care less what other people think. I wish for the lift of me that black people stopped thinking that what some blacks do have to reflect on the other millions of other black people all over the planet. So if that was the case, I guess the GOOD THINGS blacks do should have the same effect, right?

  • SunnyPA

    I think Venus wore it to throw off the competition (like she really needs to do that). LOL. Seriously though, how can a competitor focus on Venus' positioning and/or the ball with that outfit as a distraction. LMAO

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    OutsidetheBox says:
    So even if you dominate the sport…dress to appease…?

    If she finds her nude body alluring who are we to say she shouldnt celebrate it?

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    OTB, you know..you and me...we like step sisters that have never met...but this gets a YEs, dress to appease...The sports arena is the boardroom of celebritism...Do you adminiring of the nude on vacation...not at work....Are you going to wear sexy sleep wear to your office? Do you want to see the bag boy at the local supermarket with a JockStrap on? cause he wanted to celebrate it?...

    LEts be rational here....

  • KrayZKat

    This and other urban blogs are always celebrating that which is the female body, so Venus wears an ugly outfit on the court, and all of a sudden everyone's become outraged. Why don't we take all this outrage and direct it toward something we can control? We can't control what these GROWN WOMEN want to wear, whether we like it or not, so why trip? Yes, I see women dressed very classless (regardless of race, PA), but that's them. It's not my body, so...

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    @ggouch, the last time I checked, I was a grown woman entitled to my opinion just like you are. I restate the fact that I don’t care what she is wearing. I don’t like the outfit, but I choose not to focus on that. There are celebs that wear less than Venus and walk around parading their arses to the world (Amber Rose for instance) and people call her a “bad bish” so again, I, which is the operative word here, don’t care what Venus is wearing. I celebrate her and Serena’s talent on that court.
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    Ma! first let me send you to the korna for calling Amber Tuna a celeb....
    Secondly: I completely understand celebrating the william sisters..My stance is not that anybody should stop. I am a fan,,,but I will not jump on this bandwagon.... it is WRONG. it was inappropriate for her profesional plateform. I'm not hating,...I am simply stating

  • Tink Tink

    @ggouch, the last time I checked, I was a grown woman entitled to my opinion just like you are. I restate the fact that I don’t care what she is wearing. I don’t like the outfit, but I choose not to focus on that. There are celebs that wear less than Venus and walk around parading their arses to the world (Amber Rose for instance) and people call her a “bad bish” so again, I, which is the operative word here, don’t care what Venus is wearing. I celebrate her and Serena’s talent on that court
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    :cosign:

  • KrayZKat

    Has anyone checked out the attire ice skaters wear? They are short and alluring. No one complains and moans about that. They are throwing up their legs doing all kinds of manuevers. I've never heard anyone say they were classless.

  • KrayZKat

    ggouch says:

    @ggouch, the last time I checked, I was a grown woman entitled to my opinion just like you are. I restate the fact that I don’t care what she is wearing. I don’t like the outfit, but I choose not to focus on that. There are celebs that wear less than Venus and walk around parading their arses to the world (Amber Rose for instance) and people call her a “bad bish” so again, I, which is the operative word here, don’t care what Venus is wearing. I celebrate her and Serena’s talent on that court.
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    Ma! first let me send you to the korna for calling Amber Tuna a celeb….
    Secondly: I completely understand celebrating the william sisters..My stance is not that anybody should stop. I am a fan,,,but I will not jump on this bandwagon…. it is WRONG. it was inappropriate for her profesional plateform. I’m not hating,…I am simply stating
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    ggouch, Amber Rose is hardly a celeb to me. Apparently she is to others since she's a regular on many of the urban blogs. I've never understood the fascination with her, but apparently a lot of people like her.

    I don't think you are hating, and I overstand what some people are saying, but to me, this is not that big a deal. We need to pick our battles. No one ever makes such a big stink over what ice skaters wear.

  • AprilRain

    IMO she just wanted attention...Which she got. Look at the faces of all the people on the stands...They look like they feel embarrassed/ashamed.

  • Val

    WELL, IT DEFINITELY LOOKS GROSS FROM THIS END :hurl:

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    No one ever makes such a big stink over what ice skaters wear.
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    We have a black one of those?

  • OutsidetheBox

    I love rational…

    Venus wore this same design twice this year (in different materials – red w/ Black piping but shiny and dancer-esque nonetheless..) Why the LATE rage?

    People tore these girls up when they came on the scene with those nappy braids and giant bodies…after all that “He Looka Like a Man” …I think the Williams probably think to hell with all of us and the little bit of negative attention is fine because in return she can wear what she wants. It’s a small price to pay. Obviously she is looking to glam and sex herself up. Owning your sex appeal? How novel for the appropriate ass American women.

    Why are we forgetting that the Williams sister love fashion almost as much as tennis? Under all that athleticism, they are girly girls….And I do wear sexy wear to my office. I just cover it up…with lovely cardigans or boyfriend blazers *deep sigh* I'm comforted all day but the thought of uber-luxurious underwear, Geren Ford camisoles, and Very Sexy Victoria Secret Bras…but I’m not Venus. I work in Healthcare. Ho hum.

    Fashion is my passion, but my stage is small but take a guess as to who looks different from everybody else in the company photos… :waiting:

    Is the outfit racy, costume-y, and exKra? Oh yeah. Its designed that way. Her whole game/life is a performance. Let her be great.

    But really …. Let’s stop pretending: It’s all about the big black ass. Too much sexuality on display from “She looka like a man…” but we can’t stop looking *side eye @Sandra*

    Shoulda just worn black, Venus. Its more comforting (for the people not playing your game) than nude. :coffee:

  • OutsidetheBox

    It matters cause she is Black? Oh now we get to the root...

  • LilMissRed

    she loves/wants/desires the attention.. NEXT!!!!!

  • KrayZKat

    ggouch - Yes, there are black ice skaters (Debi Thomas and Dominique - I forgot her last name). There are many more. There was black couple (I think they were from France) that competed in the Olympics not too long ago. But you see what I'm saying? What many of these ice skaters are wearing is no different or revealing that what Venus is wearing, but again, to my knowledge, I have never heard people make such a big stink about their attire.

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    I don't know what this has to do with race. When Britney Spears wore that nude outfit to the Mtv awards she received back lash. When Miley Cyrus posed looking half naked she received back lash.

    Would you guys wear this to work? Dress codes are enforced for a reason. She wasn't hanging out with friends she was at work.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    OutsidetheBox says:

    It matters cause she is Black? Oh now we get to the root…
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    Ok...so I need therapy.... dontjudgeme...... :oops:

  • FloridaChick813

    iscream says:

    I don’t know what this has to do with race. When Britney Spears wore that nude outfit to the Mtv awards she received back lash. When Miley Cyrus posed looking half naked she received back lash.

    Would you guys wear this to work? Dress codes are enforced for a reason. She wasn’t hanging out with friends she was at work.
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    :cosign:

    I hate when females show up to work with their club gear on. Nothing is wrong with it OUTSIDE of work, but know the line and when to cross it.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    HEre it is: I dont care what the brittanys and the mileys are doing.....I just don't.

    This however...I feel some kind of way about it...and I don't understand the excuses of "Everyone esle is doing it"... "She doing her"...I just don't get it.

    Lingeri under your office gear is one thing...you are not going to go into your office with fishnet leggings on cause you felt like doing you....If you worked for a BLACK OWNED company...you would not DO YOU!! And yes she does have to make "US"..the viewing public...the brand buying public comfortable......it is her JOB...it is what she is paid to do.....This girl is at her job!! and after so many years in the game.... I need for her to know her plateform and DO ACCORDINGLY

  • FloridaChick813

    And I do wear sexy wear to my office. I just cover it up…with lovely cardigans or boyfriend blazers *deep sigh*
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    Nothing wrong with that honey. H3ll I got on a cute low v-neck shirt today with a lace camisole type thing underneath, and im looking sexy and classy at the same time.

  • OutsidetheBox

    No judging @ggouch.

    We fix people. Just head to the Kona. They got Legal Aid and a hair shop; I'm sure we could find you some help...TheRapist1911 perhaps? And dont worry. Thats not The Rapist...its THERAPIST 1-9-1-1.

    :rofl:

  • honeygrahm

    ::googling Trey Songz new video:::

  • OutsidetheBox

    Dont turn this into an us versus them @Flo @iscream. She is in one of the most conservative sports...a sport that didnt even allow her kind to play a few years ago so if they didnt ban it, why y'all gonna get on the "women should always be appropriate" schtick?!

    She is not at the hospital caring for patients or in a school teaching children. Apples to oranges folks!

    This is balogna. LOL S/N Why do the women wear skirts at all in tennis????? Where is the outrage in that?!?!

  • Silhouette

    @OTB just go sweety! :kona:

  • FloridaChick813

    honeygrahm says:

    ::googling Trey Songz new video:::
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    :wail:

  • KrayZKat

    All I'm saying is that no, I would never wear anything like this, but not too long ago, we were celebrating them, now Venus wears one outfit no one likes, and everyone is trippin.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Huh? I wear fishnets all the time. The girls in Marketing got wind of it and are thanking me for forging the way...

    :lolol:

  • FloridaChick813

    @ OTB

    I didnt know I was turning this into an "us versus them" or a "me versus you" :shrug:

    I was just agreeing with Iscream that I dont think its a black thing. Thats all honey. No shade, I believe we as adults can agree to disagree and keep it moving.

  • KrayZKat

    @ggouch, I'm still waiting for someone to address what ice skaters were in the rink. Anyone???

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    @OSTB

    I didn't play the race card. I'm trying to understand what her being black has to do with this. Someone else played that card. My point is this is America and here in America nudity is an issue. No matter if your black, white or other. She isn't getting flack because she is black. She is getting flack because that outfit (like Britney, Like Miley) was a no, no.

  • honeygrahm

    Umm thanks alot FloridaChick813, now I gotta redo my makeup. Well? You did warn us.... That was pretty powerful though..considering the fact that I was on right there about to take that step, sign my name on that dotted line.

  • FloridaChick813

    honeygrahm says:

    Umm thanks alot FloridaChick813, now I gotta redo my makeup. Well? You did warn us…. That was pretty powerful though..considering the fact that I was on right there about to take that step, sign my name on that dotted line.
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    :lol: Told ya so.. So you didnt sign up then??

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Huh? I wear fishnets all the time. The girls in Marketing got wind of it and are thanking me for forging the way…
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    Let me be clear--ER!! I am sure you do not wear JUST fishnet leggings with your azz hanging out for all to see to work. I am sure you are not wearing your Victoria Secrets bra and pantie match set...on the outside of your clothes....Lets think about this...What is the purpose of FLESH COLORED anything? it is for the purpose of appearing AS if there is nothing there!! you want the illusion of nakedness...

    If she was on the red carpet, if she was at the club...if she was on the balcony of a hotel and she choose to walk out in this outfit that is her choice....

    But she was not...

  • OutsidetheBox

    Testy in here today? My words fuzzy?

    @Flo I meant us (working folks who get someone to sign the check) vs them (professional athletes dominate in their sport, recognized world wide)...I meant our dress code is more tied to our job than hers is...

    :rolleyes:

    No race card y'all @IScream. :surprised: Let me go re-read...

  • honeygrahm

    The significant other was against it and conveniently I turned up pregnant....:shrugs: yeah mmhmmm so after that I was only limited to AF reserve duty vs active duty and reserve duty doesn't offer the type of training I was looking for so I decided to just stick it out with school.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Okay @Gouch. I thought I could get it across that what I wear in my industry IS racy and against the norm. I work in orthopaedics (read: OLD RICH WHITE PEOPLE)...

    4 inch heels (which I wear everyday!) get you looks AND questions...can you imagine the ?s about the weaves I wear? The dresses?

    It is America and it has always been that way (Prudish) but that doesnt mean it always should.

    Memba' when the ankle was erotic? :rolleyes:

    I think the race thing just got thrown in because of the ice skater thing... I said its about her ass because i see ass all day when i watch tennis (Anna K?)...but no uproar..

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    I am affected because she is BLACK....she looks like me...otherwise I would care less....seriously...I wouldn't care about it....

    And if my assumptions are right and the majority of SR posters are "Of Color"...

    if she was YT and had worn this get up then the posting dialouge of this thread would be filled with less rational debate and more clowning....

    Imjustsayn

  • FloridaChick813

    @ OTB

    Not testy hun, Im good(h3ll, tryin to figure out what I want for lunch) :thumbsup: But I see what your saying now.. We have no choice but to show up to work dressed the way they "expect" us too. Venus has more influence over what she wears. Right?

  • KrayZKat

    PA Hairston said,

    But us black folks pay the price for what folks see and judge in the media.
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    This was the first mention of being her being black and how it would affect other black people.

  • FloridaChick813

    honeygrahm says:

    The significant other was against it and conveniently I turned up pregnant….:shrugs: yeah mmhmmm so after that I was only limited to AF reserve duty vs active duty and reserve duty doesn’t offer the type of training I was looking for so I decided to just stick it out with school.
    ________________

    Got cha! My significant other keeps bringing it up to me, but Im tryin to explain to him that the military is not for everybody, and I personally dont think its for me. Do you know how that works though, if you do have a child and join?? Would he go with me?? Or no??

  • OutsidetheBox

    I agree @ggouch. When it comes to Black people and the outside world, it all reflects back to us...

    With that said this is an ugly ass tennis dress and she needs to finish her semesters in fashion school (its her design...).

    Right @Flo. :yes:

    And @Ggouch...your right. If she had been white we would be clowning, but imma give her an Affirmative Action pass on this one!

    If the white people would have just given our people their dam.n 40 acres and one stubborn ass mule they wouldnt have to worry about black people and our "get back" but since they didnt...free college and ugly ass lacy tennis dresses for everyone!!!

    :party:

  • KrayZKat

    I think the race thing just got thrown in because of the ice skater thing… I said its about her ass because i see ass all day when i watch tennis (Anna K?)…but no uproar..
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    @OTB, I only mentioned the ice skater thing because of what they wear, yet no one has been able to explain why no stink about that. I mean they wear revealing tutus and they kick their legs up and whatever else they do.

    Thank you for bringing up Anna K, because I can bet my last dime that if she came strutting out on that court dressed like Venus, there wouldn't be one peep. In fact, I believe the media would be singing her praises. JMO.

  • honeygrahm

    @Flo
    Unless you are married, they are very VAGUE in letting you know for SURE that your child can go with you. They will make you sign a statement saying you designate so-and-so to be the caretaker in case you are called up for duty. I am not married so I didn't like not knowing that I could for sure be able to take my children. I know some who have their kids with them and I know some who don't. Too much of a toss up for me so it just wasn't in my best interest at this time. ::sigh:: btw I'm a FlChick too :) not 813 though, you gotta add 37 more digits to mine.

  • AprilRain

    @OTB* What is your job title? I work in orthopaedics too, but I'm the Sec...Been thinking bout going to school for Radiliogy, and the Hospital I work @ will pay,,so,,, I may just do that. And I feel you about getting "looks" I dirty looks all the time. I dont think I dress different than anyone else may age, but oh well :shrugs:

  • KrayZKat

    OutsidetheBox says:

    I agree @ggouch. When it comes to Black people and the outside world, it all reflects back to us…
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    Okay, since we are going here, I think we are the biggest offenders of it too. We keep this nonsense going, and we buy into it.

    Remember the Girls Gone Wild videos? Would those girls be a reflection of the millions of white girls on the planet? So why is it when black people do something we believe will not get people's approval, it comes back to us as a whole? What about all the successful black people? Is their success accredited to us as well?

  • crzasallgetout

    @Flo
    Damn you and that video!! :(

  • FloridaChick813

    @ honey

    Well my dude must be out of his rabbit as.s mind if he thinks im leaving my child *side eye* -- H3ll, I hate when he goes to his Nana's in the summer for three weeks, I couldnt imagine leaving him. Its def. NOT in my best interest.

    you gotta add 37 more digits to mine. -- I dont get it? Im slow :)

  • Candi Apple

    @Flo you would need a child care provider. Two of my friends did this one was going into the army the other was taking care of the children. The Army heffa had to sign the care of her children over to the caretaker floosie. She had to have parental rights and agree to become the childs guardian in case something happened to the heffa. But, that only lasted during the boot camp phase. When the heffa was stationed in Hawii the floosie moved there too. I think it was for maybe 2 years. But to say you do need a guardian who will be fully responsible for the child and the Service made sure everything was legal

  • FloridaChick813

    @ crza

    I told you it was sad :(

    LOL

  • FloridaChick813

    AprilRain says:

    @OTB* What is your job title? I work in orthopaedics too, but I’m the Sec…Been thinking bout going to school for Radiliogy, and the Hospital I work @ will pay,,so,,, I may just do that. And I feel you about getting “looks” I dirty looks all the time. I dont think I dress different than anyone else may age, but oh well
    _______________________

    I know thats right. Im dam.n sure takin advantage of tuition reimbursement at my job :yes:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I am a graphic designer @April. We design and manufacture implants...knees, hips, shoulders...Snooozeeeee! But good money, as you know!

    Radiology is nice money and your company will pay... whats the problem again??? LOL

    A lttle secret Ive learned about the women in this industry...not many, first off, and def. not many of color....so if you are a WOC and doing the damn thang? Be prepared for the looks. They make you prove yourself over and over again and really we dont make it easy by being less conservative in dress, but screw them. I work hard for the money and it reflects in my wardrobe LOL! ^5

  • AprilRain

    Flo, yea, I might as well..I'm not one for school though, so I have to really think about it.

  • FloridaChick813

    Candi Apple says:

    @Flo you would need a child care provider. Two of my friends did this one was going into the army the other was taking care of the children. The Army heffa had to sign the care of her children over to the caretaker floosie. She had to have parental rights and agree to become the childs guardian in case something happened to the heffa. But, that only lasted during the boot camp phase. When the heffa was stationed in Hawii the floosie moved there too. I think it was for maybe 2 years. But to say you do need a guardian who will be fully responsible for the child and the Service made sure everything was legal
    _______________________

    Thanks for the info, but ima pass on that one. I need my baby with me(or close by) at all times. LOL

  • mzvirgo78

    I agree with Sandra. It's definitely attention seeking. What else could explain this monstrocity she call tennis gear???

    I also agree with the poster that said maybe she wears it on the courts because it gets no action in the bedroom. :lol:

  • OutsidetheBox

    @KrayZKat

    I'm very conscious of the world around me...and I actively seek to challenge and question things and how they have always been but that was a barrel of monkeys that I did not want to open on this board... :nono:

    I uphold Venus' right to wear this and I also keep in mind at all times that “all my skinfolk aint kinfolk”...

  • FloridaChick813

    AprilRain says:

    Flo, yea, I might as well..I’m not one for school though, so I have to really think about it.
    ______________________

    :lol: Me either.. I get bored to easy.. But hopefully it will mean more money, and im all for that! LOL

    I just dont wanna get in over my head, and start school, only to quit. :rolleyes:

  • AprilRain

    Coolness @OTB, that sounds awesome.... My problem is many...dont like school,, have a house payment,,have a husband that gotta deal with, live 1 hr away from the nearest college.... blah blah blah..lol

  • AprilRain

    Im sayin @ Flo,,, dont wanna end up a quitter :(.....you are like me girl, could not be away from my babies :nono:

  • KrayZKat

    @OTB - Thank you.

  • FloridaChick813

    @ April

    How many babies?

  • OutsidetheBox

    My first year in college I didnt have my baby. I had to do what
    I had to do. I had to leave her behind with my family; no kids in the dorms. And in my second year I was pregnant AGAIN and lived in the dorms till I gave birth...

    I love school and learning, so I cant relate there but I know friends who hate school but go every day because of the end result.

    And whats wrong with online schools? I'd bet that college thats an hour away has an online program...them being an hour away would only matter at like finals time... think how much more attractive you would be to your current (and future!) employer with a degree...

  • AprilRain

    Flo, 2..

    Very true @ OTB, Imma stop making excuses and get on with it!!!!

  • pinksghetti

    She wore the same (maybe not the exact same, LOL) color drawers before a few months ago and people thought she was naked then. It's weird Venus is coming out of her shell because before Serena wore the more revealing clothes. It's just an illusion and she's not really naked so I think it's alright.

  • FloridaChick813

    @ OTB -

    Thats what im lookin into. The online courses that my community college here offers.. And lil mans dad said he'll keep him on the nights that I have class. I already applied, all Im waiting for is to take the college placement test and my transcripts. :cheer:

  • honeygrahm

    lol @Flo, Im in the 850

    813 + 37?

  • OutsidetheBox

    LOL^

  • DeCori J

    Stop hating. I think women are just mad that they don't look like that when they wear those tight suit. I gotta start watching more of Venus and Serena's tennis matches!:popcorn:

  • DeCori J

    :popcorn:

  • OutsidetheBox

    You know I was like what? 813 and 37?

    :lolol: Me and you and our blond moments @Flo.

  • honeygrahm

    Lol yall are funny

  • FloridaChick813

    :rofl: @ OTB - I was like Huh??

    @ honey - ooh okay, I got cha mama!!!! I see we have a lot of florida folk on here ;)