More proof hippies are the worst!
Here’s a story as old as time, compelling as ever.
Women stuck under the jackboot of the male patriarchy, denied opportunity to flower, harried at every turn etc.
A new documentary by Dutch filmmaker Juul Hesselberth called “Just Go Fucking Surfing“ follows four Gold Coast surfers, with emphasis placed on their struggle.
One of the surfers, Audrey Styman-Lane told the ABC, “Male surfers do drop in on women surfers a lot and, when you ask them why, they say, ‘oh, sorry, but I didn’t think you were going to make it.”
Her twin sister Grace said old hippies were the worst.
“They’re like, ‘save the planet, peace brother’ — and then ‘Get off my wave, bitch.'”
Both said they’d lost sponsors ’cause they didn’t want to wear revealing swimwear.
“We want to be seen as professional athletes,” Audrey told the ABC. “Not sex objects.”
Jess Grimwood said she had to hide her homosexuality while competing.
“When I was doing it you couldn’t be a lesbian. All the chicks that were gay, were behind like secretly gay,” adding the WSL was planning a women’s surf contest to coincide with Sydney’s Gay Mardi Gras.
Watch trailer here.