Ronda Rousey-Style Advice For Girls: Don’t Be A “Do Nothing B*tch!”

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If we haven’t already made it clear how much we love Ronda Rousey from our previous articles, let us make it clear for the record right here and right now. We seriously cannot get enough of her! She is not just a champion athlete but also an awesome role model for young women proving you can achieve anything you set your mind and efforts on.

Her actions both in and out of the ring are becoming more and more notorious. Back in March it took her a mere 14 seconds to beat opponent Cat Zingano in her UFC 184 Championship fight. The victory was so short the entire thing could be captured for an Instagram video! Proving this wasn’t just a fluke, Ronda just beat Brazilian Bethe Correia in a mere 34 second fight giving her a 12-0 record. Is there anyone who even comes close to challenging her?

While we’re happy for her success in UFC, there is so much more to this tough cookie that we love talking about.

She’s not afraid of speaking her mind, and at the recent ESPY awards where she won both the Best Fighter (a category that included 4 male nominees) and Best Female Athlete awards, she had some choice words for notorious woman-beater Floyd Mayweather when she beat him for the award.

“I wonder how Floyd [Mayweather] feels being beat by a woman for once,” she said while also calling him out on a comment he made about her in an interview in 2014.

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“I’d like to see you pretend to not know who I am now.”

So does Ronda have a girly side at all? Of course, and she is not immune to the pressures placed on women everyday, especially female athletes. Body image has been something she has always been aware of but her outlook seems to be very counter-culture, which we love!

In an interview with Cosmopolitan.com she talks about wanting to gain weight for a very prestigious magazine shoot.

“I felt like I was much too small for a magazine that is supposed to be celebrating the epitome of a woman. I wanted to be at my most feminine shape,” she said, talking about gaining weight for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition shoot.

The place she is at right now in terms of body acceptance happened after a journey that most women can identify with – filled with insecurity.

“I grew up as an athlete doing judo, so I didn’t really have a conventional, feminine body type. I grew up thinking that because my body type was uncommon [i.e., athletic], it was a bad thing. Now that I’m older, I’ve really begun to realize that I’m really proud that my body has developed for a purpose and not just to be looked at. I thought I wanted my body to look a certain way so I could be happy,” she said.

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If that isn’t enough advice to shut down body shaming FOR GOOD, we don’t know what is! Ladies, your body was created for much more than just to be looked at.

One of her goal in life is to retire undefeated and the way she does that is by channeling her fear of failure into fuel.

“I have such a huge fear of failure that I go to bed every night thinking about all the possible ways that I can succeed. It’s an endless loop of, ‘I have to make it work. I have to succeed. I have to work. I have to win.’ And it’s that fear that makes me work harder even though I’m already on top. I’m scared of failure so much more than any of the other girls I compete against that I work so much harder than they possibly could,” she said.

You can see from that attitude she is not one to take it easy in her career or be lazy in any way.

In fact it is this attitude that enables Ronda to not be a DNB. Let us explain…

In an interview with UFC Embedded before beating Bethe Correia in a fight, she talked about comments and criticism that her body is so muscular and masculine, and her responses were amazing.

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“I have this one term for the kind of woman that my mother raised me to not be, and I call it a ‘do nothing bitch’ or DNB…who is just a chick who likes to be pretty and taken care of by somebody else. That’s why I think it’s hilarious that people say my body looks masculine…I’m like ‘listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f**king millionaires, doesn’t mean it’s masculine’,” she said.

But wait, there’s more…

“I think it’s femininely-badass as f**k because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose because I’m not a ‘do nothing b*tch’.

In the past she has even gone as far as to bring up a woman notorious for using her body in a different way – Kim Kardashian. In an interview with Cage Potato at the launch of the ESPN magazine Body Issue which she was part of in 2012, she speaks her mind about someone like Kim who essentially launched her fame off the back of a sex tape.

“I would beat the crap out of Kim Kardashian, actually. Any girl who is famous and idolized because she made a sex video with some guy and that’s all she’s known for,” she said.

While we don’t condone violence outside a match ring at all, and we have no doubt Ronda would intentionally inflict harm on another human being she is not fighting for a UFC title, her reasons for not liking her seem to make sense.

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“Why is everyone slipping it under the cover now? “Oh yeah, she’s selling Skechers to thirteen year olds.” I don’t want some girl whose entire fame is based on a sex video to be selling Skechers to my thirteen year old sister. That’s the horrible kind of role model that I really do not want to be around, why I’m doing things like this: Because girls like Kim Kardashian are being pushed in my sister’s face, and it’s just not healthy. She shouldn’t even have role models like this. And that’s why I’m doing stuff like ESPN Body, because someone needs to do it, for god sakes,” she said.

That’s a good enough explanation for us, and totally fits in with her attitude of not wanting to be a DNB. Although we all know that Kim doesn’t just sit around and look pretty waiting for someone else to take care of her, she has made plenty of her own millions long before Kanye West came along, we get what Ronda is saying.

She’s right about wanting to set a better standard of what a role model should look like to young girls, and that’s why we love her. There are so many female celebs who just don’t care enough about the example they are setting, despite influencing the daily lives of millions and millions of girls.

So for the few, like Ronda, whose every move inside and out of the ring is a calculated effort to change the way women and their bodies are portrayed in mainstream media, we are thankful. Lesson of the day ladies, let’s all pledge to not be a DNB!

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