Silvana Calls Out Sexism in Surfing

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“I don’t look like a model. I’m not a babe. I’m a surfer. A professional one,” she says in a BBC profile.

“The surf-wear brands, when it comes to women, they want both models and surfers. So if you don’t look like a model, you end up without a sponsor, which is what happened to me. You’re excluded. You’re disposable. Men don’t have these problems.”