Ooh, that’s a good look on her.
Megan is cool and all, but I’m all aboard the Ashlyn Harris train. Whewwww <3
She’s the badass our country desperately needs.
And Lil’ Ben gets funded by hard-right advocacy organizations because he’s an outspoken racist fascist with a large Twitter following. So what’s his beef exactly?
He says it like it’s a bad thing:
The women’s team generates more money and viewer.
Yeah, this argument has no follow through, if it’s even an argument. If I’m reading this correctly, the thesis is that only excellence will be the standard for demanding equal pay. Since the battle for equal pay has LONG preceded Hollywood or women’s sports, that argument is baseless. And there is nothing to support…
Um, because they’re EXCELLENT is why they should lead the charge for equal pay. This isn’t a one shot deal, this is 20+ years of not just excellence, but dominance. They are the very definition of a dynasty and have done more to raise the awareness of Football in the US, than any men’s league, team or player. The…
Pay them more because they should be paid more, not because they’re more accomplished than the men. If you hinge it all on winning and performance, then will a disappointing result in 2023 be a reason to keep them underpaid?
Critiques are easy as pie, now finding solutions, that takes real thought.
I think the reason that they talked about both performance and how much money women’s soccer brought in as compared to men’s soccer is to stave off the mansplainers who would inevitably claim that men were paid more because they played better and brought in more money.
So whats the proposed alternative here?
LOL wut? You really dont understand anything about this topic do you?
The USWNT is a bit of an outlier to the general principle of equal pay since athletes are a little closer to the cold calculus of investments, in that someone invests in training and arranging venues, and in return the athletes draw fans that pay money to see them, hopefully resulting in net profit. That said, it…
I posted this in another thread:
And is the converse true? We can point to plenty of wealthy people in American life (Operation Varsity Blues) who didn’t work and weren’t the best but got wealthy and successful anyway.
Those figures came from the % FIFA pays for the international teams from World Cup revenue. The women are suing the US Soccer Federation. Not FIFA.
It think it is important to distinguish between US Soccer and FIFA.