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Record-Breaking Teen Shuts Down Sexist Trolls by Making Them a Sandwich at South Pole

An Australian teen hit back at sexist trolls by making them a sandwich after a record-breaking expedition to the South Pole, KTLA reports.

Jade Hameister, 16, posted a photo of herself holding a sandwich at the South Pole after sexist trolls attacked her in the YouTube comments of her TEDx Talk.

“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,” she wrote. “I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese), now ski 37 days and 600km to the South Pole and you can eat it.”

The teen gave a TEDx talk in Melbourne in 2016 where she spoke about becoming the youngest person to complete the “Polar Hat Trick,” an expedition that spans the North Pole, the Greenland Crossing, and the South Pole.

She was just 14 when she gave the talk.

A commenter wrote in the comments of the video, “good on you sweetie, maybe could find a successful husband and make him a sandwich.”

Hameister told CNN that she joked about posing with a sandwich throughout the entire trip.

“The camp we were staying at was less than a (kilometer) away from the actual pole, so we were like, ‘Let’s just do it,’” she said.

“There’s been a lot of comments on it, which I didn’t really expect, but I guess it’s just kind of funny,” she added.