Being such a big Ronda Rousey fan, I felt the need to draw some attention to a recent issue that has come along with Ronda releasing her first book, My Fight / Your Fight. The book goes on sale May 12, and details her story about achieving greatness as an Olympian and Fighter. Walmart, one of the largest companies in the entire world, has decided to refuse to sell Ronda Rousey’s biography in stores when it is released next month. It can be purchased online and picked up in stores, but will not be on display for purchase in store.
Using violence as a scapegoat to negate the accomplishments of a powerful woman becoming the best in her field is truly deplorable. Walk into any Walmart, and you will find movies with that are rated R for violence, video games that are rated M for violence, oh, and UFC products!
Ronda Rousey is an inspiration for young women, and really anyone with aspirations to do great things. She was the first American to win an Olympic medal in Women’s Judo since it became an Olympic sport in 1992 and has been described as an unstoppable force in MMA. What is the message that Walmart is trying to send? Publisher Judith Regan commented to Page Six, “I’m shocked, shocked to discover that censorship is going on in America!”.
With a significant amount of backlash against them, it remains unknown if Walmart will relent and allow the book to be put on shelves. Several publications have reported on the story, and BJJ Girl is hoping it’s making a difference.
Comment me below and let me know if you think Walmart should back down on this.