15 Feminist Reactions to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s World Cup Win Worth a RT

After the U.S. Women’s National Team won their fourth World Cup yesterday, the crowd erupted into chants of “equal pay!” Off the field, Twitter erupted, too—with feminist cheers and jeers.

Many feminists on the platform called out the wage gap facing women soccer players. Others mocked Trump and the White house for daring to doubt Megan Rapinoe. Some just wanted to bask in the queer glory of the USWNT’s star players.

These were our 15 faves.

The success disparity is almost as great as the wage-gap!
Who said Pride Month had to end?
Roxane Gay being a boss per usual.
Upon hearing the USWNT had no interest in going to the White House, Trump quickly reminded them they hadn’t even won yet. So our heroes did what heroes do: not only did they win the World Cup, but they become the world’s most successful women’s soccer team by becoming the first team in the league to win 4 World Cups.
We love this overheard grocery store conversation. You go girl!
We couldn’t agree more. From now on, it is implied that a sport’s team is a women’s team. If you want to talk about a male team, please clarify.
Nike at it again with a powerful ad that had us ugly sobbing on the floor.
This tweet is quite fitting considering Megan Rapinoe was one of the first professional athletes to take a knee in support of Kaepernick
If anyone knows about the double-standard and sexism that exists in sports it’s Billie King
The audience made sure FIFA heard their demands for equal pay loud and clear in this iconic moment
Play like a girl, win like a girl.
There’s nothing to not love in this hilarious and satisfying exchange.
President Rapinoe just sounds right, doesn’t it?
All jokes aside, this is the true magic behind what occurred at the World Cup. Showing people all over the world that women can, and will, be the best.


Ali Marsh is an editorial intern at Ms. Magazine in Los Angeles. A rising senior at American University, Ali is majoring in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a double minor in Justice and Studio Art. She is a self-published author of a writing/film photo book based off her six months of solo backpacking across Europe. She was one of the focuses of a Vice documentary series about inspirational women, and her activism has led her to be featured in Time Magazine, i-D, New York Times, Quartz, LadyGunn, Topshop and more. She is known for her frequent live streams on Instagram where she discusses politics and current events. You can find her here Instagram