Unfortunately, no matter how many strides female athletes have made — and continue to make — over the years, there are always going to be people out there who overlook and diminish their achievements.
Thankfully, British tennis player Andy Murray did his part in standing up to blatant — if unconscious — sexism when a reporter asked him what it felt like to be the first person to win multiple Olympic gold medals in tennis. Check out his answer:
DID YOU HEAR THAT?! Without missing a beat, Murry points out that he’s not, in fact the first person to win multiple golds in tennis — Venus and Serena Williams have done it multiple times before him. HELL YES!
We’re glad Murray spoke up, because this isn’t the first time he’s received credit for an accomplishment that a woman actually achieved before him. Cosmopolitan writes,
“In 2013, Murray was lauded as the first Brit to win Wimbledon in 77 years — but, in reality, Dorothy Round Little, Angela Mortimer Barrett, Ann Haydon-Jones, and Virginia Wade had all accomplished the feat before him.”
It’s not every day that men stand up — or honestly even recognize — obvious acts of sexism directed at women, and we’re seriously so impressed with Murray’s response. Murray, you’ve made some new fans!