Women 's National Soccer Team

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From a young age, children are conditioned to always think about what they want to be when they grow up. Many of them dream to be a ballerina, firefighter, or an astronaut. With age comes maturity, and those aspirations pass, but simultaneously new, more realistic ones arise. To reach these new goals, these children work toward their dream through dedication, which can be seen in the studying or training they do. In today’s society females have more opportunity to do what they dream. There are young women who are assiduously working to get a college degree and a steady job. Then, there are also women who are training to become a professional athlete, with the aspiration of becoming a member of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). In today’s society, women can pursue their goals, however, if compared to men’s sports, there can be differences seen that keep women from reaching full potential, equality, and their dreams. An evident and popular difference is the wage gap between men and women, especially after five members of the USWNT, filed a suit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision about a violation of the Equal Pay Act. Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Megan Rapinoe, later followed by Christian Press and Morgan Brian, have created a social movement to end what they call gender discrimination. Five of the previously stated women, expressed their opinions on the news show, 60 Minutes. They delve into why it is wrong
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