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.”
Three boundary-breaking women in sports came together at a “Kicking Glass” event hosted at Oregon State University to talk about the challenges that remain—and the victories they’ve won for women.
Last year, 24-year-old Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their third franchise WNBA Championship and became the sixth player in WNBA history to win MVP. This year, during the EuroLeague Championship and one month before WNBA season, she ruptured her achilles tendon—and called national attention to the rigorous, year-round schedule maintained by many professional women’s basketball players.
Whether in a paycheck, on television, in print media or on social media, we need to do better to recognize the value and power of women in sport.