Female stunt rider Leah Petersen thought she was going to compete in first womens Stunt Grand Prix Cup in Poland. But in stead she got treated like a circus monkey. Which pissed her off quite a bit.
Leah says “Last weekend I attended the Stunt Grand Prix Stunt Competition in Poland with the hopes of competing in the first Women’s Cup. Unfortunately it turned into a sad display of sexism and inequality within our sport; as the organizer had no intention to provide payouts for the women competitors.”
Apparently the organizer had 12.000$ i prizes lined up for the guys and absolutely zip for the girls even though they used the Women’s Cup to promote the event.
“At this point we realized the event had been promoting having a womenâ€™s competition, used a women rider on the poster and we essentially would be performing two days worth of free shows like some sort of circus monkeys.” says Leah Petersen.
Here’s a video of Leah Peters stunt riding. Hell! I can’t even remotely do shit like that. She deserves more respect. Read the full version of the story on her blog leahstunts.com.