The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has started and U.S. Women’s National Team has a lot to brag about. Namely, they won with 13-0 against Thailand in their first match. Yes, you read that right, they scored 13 goals which is a record win in both men’s and women’s World Cup History.
To put this in a better perspective, the U.S. men’s national team has scored 12 goals in their last three World Cup games COMBINED.
Having that said, many of the people started wondering why is the woman’s national team still paid less than the men.
The USWNT has actively won more matches than the men’s national team, but they are still fighting for equal pay. It was back in 2016 when they received a raise following a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, and even besides that, they are still not making as much money as their male teammates.
The complaint noted that the women’s national team has even generated $20 million MORE in revenue than the men team has back in 2015 but were only paid a QUARTER of what the men’s salary was.
The USWNT’s fight for equal pay peaked this year on International Women’s Day when they sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for ‘institutional gender discrimination’ to which the federation argued that they were paid differently because they are: “performing different work … that require different obligations and responsibilities.” Say what?
Apparently ‘performing different work’ is breaking World Records where men didn’t even qualify? Of course, people on Twitter had a lot to say about this. Read their comments below.