In today's society women are able to become anything they wish. Generations ago women did not have the privilege to become what they truly desired compared to the women of today. Although women can become anything they desire, they cannot succeed financially. Women are still underpaid in many areas, especially in Pro Sports. The disparity in pay for women compared men's pro sports is absurd. Female athletes have also seen greater success in sports as well and have been belittled and condemned of the rewards they rightfully deserve for the achievements in their sports. It is simple, gender should not define pay in pro sports, especially if they both have equal to or greater success in their respected sports.
When it comes to sports men and women are rarely given equal opportunities to excel. This is the case in soccer specifically, as many individuals over look women’s soccer. Women are having to play on turf fields which is causing more injuries compared to men playing on natural grass. Men also make more money per match and they receive money if they lose, whereas the women do not receive any money if they lose a match. While women are becoming more successful, the men’s team has been around longer and bring in more media coverage and endorsements for the league. Despite the discrepancies found in media coverage of both teams, the US soccer federation and Federation International Football Association should provide equal opportunities for both men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Traditionally men have dominated the world of sports however in recent year’s women’s sports have become popular and with their new found popularity, women’s sports have evolved into marketable leagues of their own. Although women’s sports took a huge leap forward, women players still don’t receive the same financial compensation for playing the same sports in the same arenas as their male counterparts. In Purse Snatching by Donna Lopiano, she points out sexism may have a huge effect on this financial discrepancy between women and men athletes. Analyzing sports economics may point to a different reason why women are receiving such a compensation disparity.
Little do soccer fans realize women get paid $15.00 less than men a day and only earn a little over $3,500 per game, while men earn over 5,000 per game. Wouldn't you think the team that wins more games, sells more tickets, and has more viewers on tv would be the team that does better, in addition to getting paid more? Women trail behind men in terms of earnings, and they find pay equality has become more and more of a problem in the world of soccer over the decades. Professional women soccer players should get paid as much as the opposite gender.
Most think the U.S. Woman’s National Team does not deserve equal pay. The number one reason for this opinion is due to the fact that people are not as interested in women’s soccer as they are in men’s, however the USWNT has become extremely popular over the past couple of years. In 2015, the Women’s World Cup final match broke the record for the most watched soccer game in United States history between men and women’s soccer. The average number of viewers for the entire match was around 25 million viewers. This number fluctuated over the course of the match and had a peak of 31 million viewers, which almost doubled the amount of viewers than the previous set record. The original record set by the USMNT during the 2014 World Cup at 18 million viewers was completely demolished because of the
Soccer is a sport that many know and love. It has been globalized through the ages, and has brought many people enjoyment by watching, and playing the sport. While soccer has brought many people from around the world together, it has also driven a wedge between males and females in society. This sport is controversial for many reasons. It brings about controversy because of the fact that some people can clearly identify the separation of equitable treatment between the genders, while others are oblivious to this idea. Many people from around the world have joined in on this topic. This not only shows the connection of globalization to the gender inequalities, but it shows the link between
The US women’s soccer team are only paid about a fourth of what the men are paid, even though they actually preform at a level well above that of the men’s, and create more income for the corporation; In fact, the women’s soccer team made approximately $20 million more money in revenue than the men’s soccer team ("U.S. Women's Team Files Wage-discrimination Action vs. U.S. Soccer"). Another instance of the men’s team earning more money than the women’s team unfairly is that the women were only paid $2 million dollars total when they won the world cup in 2015, while the men’s team (who got to round 16 before they lost) were paid a total of $9 million dollars ("U.S. Women's Team Files Wage-discrimination Action vs. U.S. Soccer"). That means that the women’s team was paid approximately 22% of what the men’s team was being paid, creating a wage gap that is even larger than what the one from the 1960’s. If you go by the logic of paying someone based on the worker’s effort and skill, as it is stated in the Equal Pay Act, than the women’s team should be paid significantly more than the men’s team, not the other way
They are not given the same amount of support to pursue an athletic career as men. Moreover, according to Kelsey Clark she has stated in her blog that “The very highest paid female soccer athletes, including the United States’ Alex Morgan, make only around a half million playing soccer. The highest paid men, in contrast, can earn more than $50 million for their salary and other winnings”. This demonstrates that women athletes are being paid low which is not fair at all and women are back off they are not treated equally as they deserve more than what they get and have more talent but it 's hidden because of the inequality.
The German men’s national soccer team played seven full 90 minute games also. Professional women soccer players separately play on club teams during the year just like the men soccer players. The same set of rules apply to both sexes. But, the one major difference is money. The USWNT should get paid more. If the teams were coed would the prize money change? The USWNT earned the same title as Germany’s men's team but did not earn the same amount of money. The USWNT should get paid more. If the same game is played at the same level of competition, why would the sex of the players change the prize for winning? The USWNT played the same game at the same level of competition as Germany’s men's team but did not earn the same amount of money. The USWNT should get paid more. If men suddenly started to play girl’s lacrosse and adapt to their rules, would they be treated fairly, justly, and without bias? Or would they be treated as unreasonably as the USWNT and female athletes all around the world? The USWNT is the female version of Germany’s men's team but is not treated fairly, justly, or without bias. The USWNT should get paid more. The salary of an athlete should not be based off of the athlete’s gender.The USWNT should get paid
Listen Up! Men are getting paid thirty-five million and women are only getting paid two million for winning the World Cup. We need to step up and you need to help. How would you feel if you got $2 for mowing a lawn and your brother got $35 for mowing that same lawn? Have you ever thought life isn’t fair? Well, the Women’s World Cup team feels that way also. Men are getting paid more for lesser performance. They won the World Cup and only got paid a fraction of what the men made. Also, they are fighting for equal rights, but if they keep fighting they could get boycotted from the Olympics. Female soccer players need a salary that matches their ability.
Twenty-seven Division I colleges participated in a study where researchers found male athletes received almost six hundred dollars more in scholarships than female athletes and coaches of male teams earned around 190,000 dollars more than coaches of female teams (Kenschaft & Clark, 2016: 355). To earn almost 200,000 dollars more for coaching males instead of females, is only contributing to the sexist theories of women in sports. We wonder why so many female teams cannot find strong coaches but they are all headed to coach the men’s teams to receive more money. The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team received two million dollars for winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup, while
Comparing the U.S. women's national team(USWNT) to the U.S. men's national team (USMNT) seems pretty easy. They play the same game but against different genders. One thing people do not realize is how large the pay gap is. Even though they are playing the same game, the USWNT players receives $3650 less than the USMNT earns for a loss. These numbers never balance out, and they should. Women's soccer is gaining popularity, and the USWNT does a better job at representing US soccer in terms of tournaments and wins. Although they play the same game for the same team, there is little equality between the USWNT and the USMNT.
Women have struggled for more than two centuries to be taken serious as professionals. There should not be a double standard in sports especially if it is loved and played by both genders. Over the years, females have competed against the stereotype of being too fragile both mentally and physically to play strenuous sports. The passion and work ethic of the female professional athletes is just as strong as the males and everyone should be treated equal and be able to have a chance at making a better living for themselves as well as their family. One area that still faces a continual struggle in sports is gender equality. Female
the gender pay gap is always showing inequality..The women on the U.S. national soccer team don’t get paid as much as the men, so they have filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission . The numbers in the complaint are stark, showing that the women earned less than the men’s national team despite far better performance. Team member Becky Sauerbrunn said, “U.S. Soccer has no justification for paying us as little as they do.” There actually is an economic justification for the women's soccer pay disparity. This is saying, that women are being paied less or what men do worse when they do better. This means that women are not being payed as much as men as you would think… there mad and i would be to if i was doing
Women’s equality is an issue that has been around for awhile. While women have been given many rights to increase equality, including the right to vote and go to college, the problem hasn’t completely vanished. One area that still sees this is in sports. Women’s sports do not draw nearly as many fans and are not covered in the media as much as men’s sports, pay differences between male and female athletes are large, and female athletes have to wait longer to start their professional career than men, which risks their professional career before it even starts.