Olympic Athletes, Ibtihaj Muhammed and Lindsey Vonn, Just Roasted Sexism at this Summit
At the first Embrace Ambition Summit from the Tory Burch Foundation, Olympic stars, Ibtihaj Muhammed and Lindsey Vonn, tackled the gender pay gap in the field of sports! Their perspectives on the matter are enlightening and inspiring.
“A lot of the time, I hear comments, especially from European men, that women are just sideslipping the course, like we’re preparing the course so the men can come out and ski, and also we’re called ‘the pony show’ — you know, because the real race is up next. It’s disappointing to hear, but all I can do is my best and try to get those people to put their foot in their own mouth and show them how women can ski.” Said Olympic Alpine Skier, Lindsey Vonn.
“Within fencing, we face some similar issues, because it’s like we’re all waiting to see the men compete. As women, we’re always trying to prove ourselves, even at practice. So, a lot of that comes with showing them how strong we can be and then that it’s OK to lose to a girl.” Said Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammed.