I was surprised by how emotional I got watching Serena Williams in the recent U.S. Open tennis finals. I don’t think of myself as a “sports person,” and though I’ve followed tennis since I was a kid, I never thought of paying to see it live—until Serena Williams became a lead player.
Not a month out from running my first ultra-marathon, I find myself wondering at the equity emanating from the sport.
Female athletes are still battling for pay equality. But amidst today’s cries for #EqualPay, here’s how we won the battle for female representation in sports. We look back at the progress female athletes made, thanks to Title IX and the lessons we can learn to use in the current fight for equal pay.
The Internet is still celebrating the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s fourth World Cup victory. We’re not complaining.
Thousands of soccer fans and feminists convened in New York City this morning for the event, holding signs that read “RAPINOE FOR PRESIDENT” and demanding equal pay for women athletes.
After the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team won their fourth World Cup, Nike issued their own congratulations with an empowering ad called “Never Stop Winning.”
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 cheer.
The U.S. Women’s National Team works significantly more than the men’s team and outperforms them—but they still earn significantly less.
The Premier Ultimate League was formed following a widespread boycott of the American Ultimate Disc League, in which upwards of 150 people signed on to protest gender inequality in the for-profit league. Last weekend marked the end of its inaugural season.
“Our women weren’t playing against Thailand. They were playing against the patriarchy. That’s what this game was really about.”