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Did You Hear the One About the Women’s Soccer Team That Won Their 4th World Cup and are Still Being Paid Less Than The Men’s Team?

One of the myths of the United States is that unlike other countries, one is only limited by the scope of their dreams and how hard they can work.

But the reality is that many of us are limited in our potential. This limit is not because we don’t work hard or we don’t dream about what we would like to accomplish. This limit is based on factors such as race and/or sex.

Yesterday, the U.S. women’s soccer team won their fourth World Cup. And yet, their salaries lag well behind the members of the men’s team.

It’s time that these women are paid what they are due. It’s time that all women are paid what we are due. If we have the skills, the experiences and the background to successfully do a job, there is no reason why we should be paid less than our male colleagues who do the same job and have a similar professional background.

Change, both political and cultural, comes when we open our eyes to the reality of our world. This win is not just a win for the team, it is a reminder that there is still a pay disparity between men and women that should finally be addressed once and for all.

Congrats to women’s soccer team. I hope their victory inspires young people (and young women in particular) for generations to come.

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Thoughts On the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Pay Controversy

In an ideal world, an employee would be paid solely on their ability to accomplish the goals of their job. Factors such as a race and/or sex would not play a role in determining an employee’s salary.

But the reality is women are paid less than men.

Recently, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team broke a World Cup record by defeating Thailand 13-0. But they are still being paid less than their counterparts who play on the Men’s team.

I’m the first to admit that I am not a soccer fan. I have, at best, a rudimentary understanding of how the game is played. But I firmly believe that these women deserve not only all of the accolades, but the salary that comes with the accolades.Without a shadow of a doubt, they deserve and have earned the same salary that their male counterparts earn.

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Get With The Times

On Sunday, 25 million viewers watched the American Women’s soccer team with their third World Cup championship. And yet, their pay is much less than the male colleagues, who did not do half so well in the men’s division games.

It’s time to get with the times. These women worked their buts off. They are just as talented and capable as the men. It’s time to pay them like the men.

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