Alexis Ohanian was not happy with seeing Serena Williams portrait drawn by Herald Sun following the Us Open final loss to Naomi Osaka. Through Twitter, Ohanian said: ‘I am truly perplexed to learn this editor of the Australian newspaper behind the blatantly racist & misogynistic cartoon of my wife is a “Male Champion of Change” Is this supposed to be satire, too?’ Ohanian also criticized an article wrote by Christopher Clarey on the New York Times, indicating that men get more warnings than women.
‘Statistics help for @NYTimes @christopherclarey please: The argument is that women are punished more often *per incident* than men are. These data only show there are more penalties for men *total’, wrote Ohanian. ‘E.g.
If men were punished 344 times out of 3440 audible obscenities (10% enforcement), but women were punished 140 times out of 700 audible obscenities (20% enforcement) – that would mean women are penalized 2x more often than men for the same violation.’ Damon Johnson, editor of the Herald Sun, said: ‘A champion tennis player had a mega tantrum on the world stage, and Mark’s cartoon depicted that.
t had nothing to do with gender or race. This was about a bad sport being mocked.’ Mark Knight, who created the cartoon, added: ‘I drew this cartoon Sunday night after seeing the US Open final, and seeing the world’s best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting.
It’s been picked up by social media in the US and my phone has just melted down. The world has just gone crazy.’