Teen Adventurer Trolls Sexist Trolls with Sandwich at South Pole

‘Make me a sandwich,’ they said. ‘Come and get it,’ she replied.

By Ethan L. Johns
January 30, 2018

Image: Jade Hameister/Facebook

Haters gonna hate, baiters gonna bait and teenage adventurers gonna sarcastically stick it to the sexist internet trolls. So when anonymous internet trolls told Arctic Teen Queen Jade Hameister to stay home and make a sandwich, she flipped them the metaphorical bird by skiing to the South Pole and fixing it for them there.

In 2016, Hameister broke records by becoming the youngest woman ever to ski from below the last latitudinal degree to the North Pole (a trek of over 69 miles). She was 14 years old. Later that year, from a TEDx stage in Melbourne, she outlined her goal to complete the “Polar Hat Trick,” a series of conquests including an additional two treks across the Greenland ice cap and to the South Pole.

The internet being the internet, and YouTube being part of that internet, many of the comments on the TEDx video were far from kind, and some were downright misogynistic. “Triggered” by her success and public speaking ability, they attempted to belittle her achievements, commenting that she should be making a sandwich instead.

So, after crossing Greenland in June of 2017 and after reaching the South Pole earlier this month to complete her Polar Hat Trick, she did just that.

“Tonight [...] I skied back to the Pole again... to take this photo for all those men who commented “Make me a sandwich” on my TEDx Talk. I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese), now ski 37 days and 600km [373 miles] to the South Pole and you can eat it,” she wrote in a Facebook post published on January 13th.

We don’t think the trolls even deserve a sandwich, let alone a delicious one made with ham and cheese, but we hope she enjoyed it herself before it froze solid (we hear it gets cold down there). Because, of course, no sandwich is as good as a sandwich that is dripping with victory.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns