BRAZILIAN SURFER LACKS SPONSORSHIP AS SHE'S 'NOT CONSIDERED HOT ENOUGH'

Brazilian Surfer Lacks Sponsorship As She's 'Not Considered Hot Enough'
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BRAZILIAN SURFER LACKS SPONSORSHIP AS SHE'S 'NOT CONSIDERED HOT ENOUGH'



Written by Dont Panic
29 Monday 29th February 2016

Silvana Lima is one of Brazil's preeminent surfers, boasting the skills and determination to potentially compete internationally. However, in such a competitive field, corporate sponsorship is often required to allow surfers to progress. In this video with BBC News, Lima contends that she has been denied sponsorship for years as she lacks the good looks the public expects out of sportspeople. At a time when women's issues are gaining immense traction, it's important to consider this superficial, sexist sidelining.  

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