US Women’s Soccer Wins 4th World Cup as Crowd in Lyon, France Chant ‘Equal Pay’.
The inequality Gap in the United States reaches the World Stage.
By Patrick Wilson
US Women’s Soccer is headed to Manhattan for a ticker tape parade after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the Women’s World Cup final. This is their 2nd consecutive and 4th World Cup title.
The team received criticism on several fronts during this World Cup. President Trump had previously invited the team, win or lose to the white house publicly. One of the members of the team stated that she wouldn’t attend the white house event. Since winning the World Cup Trump hasn’t extended an invitation to the team. The team was also criticized for not easing up in their decisive wins. They were called arrogant after their goal celebrations.
As yesterdays game in Lyon, France ended the crowded chanted ‘Equal Pay’.
Nancy Pelosi invited the team to visit the U.S. Capital after their impressive win yesterday. Pelosi’s invite came after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited the team to the capital instead of the White House.
Congrats to @uswnt for winning w/ strength, unity & patriotism. By popular, bipartisan demand & with @USRepKCastor & @RepLaHood, co-chairs of Soccer Caucus, I’m pleased to invite the players to the US Capitol as a team or individually to celebrate your inspiring victory. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 8, 2019
Accourding to Wikipedia: The average woman’s unadjusted annual salary has been cited as 78% to 82% of that of the average man’s. However, after adjusting for choices made by male and female workers in college major, occupation, working hours and parental leave, multiple studies find that pay rates between men and women varied by 5–6.6% or, women earning 94 cents to every dollar earned by their male counterparts. The remaining 6% of the gap has been speculated to originate from other unmeasured differences, a greater value placed on non-wage benefits, gender discrimination and a difference in willingness and/or skills to negotiate salaries.