Ronda Rousey: UFC fighter refuses to let people define her body by their standards of femininity

She thinks a hard-working body is 'feminist-ly, bad-ass as f**k'

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She was billed as the Baddest Woman on the Planet after winning her last title fight in 14 seconds, but Ronda Rousey has said she won’t define herself by other people’s rules on what’s feminine and what’s masculine.

Speaking as part of UFC’s ‘190 Embedded’ video series, Rousey talked about how people want to define her as ‘masculine’ because she is toned, in shape and partakes in ultimate fighting.

But ultimately, she wants to have a hard-working physique and she considers her body the most feminist statement she could make.



“I think it’s hilarious when people say my body looks masculine,” she says. “I think it’s feminist-ly bad-ass as f**k, because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t used for a purpose.”

She also talked about being a role model, and how her mother raised her not to be a ‘do nothin’ b***h’.

“I call it a DNB,” she said. “The kind of chick that tries to just be pretty and be taken care of.

“I’m like, listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f****** millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine."