This permanent A list athlete who made some news in the past few days with what she said, is about to get called out by former teammates for racist comments she made to and about them.
Megan Rapinoe shines spotlight on pay fight and unequal NCAA amenities in Capitol Hill testimony
(CNN)World Cup champion, US soccer player and longtime equal pay advocate Megan Rapinoe highlighted the ongoing inequities and discrimination women face when it comes to compensation and sports as part of her testimony Wednesday before Congress.
“What we’ve learned, and what we continue to learn, is that there is no level of status — and there’s no accomplishment or power — that will protect you from the clutches of inequity,” Rapinoe said during a hearing in the House Oversight Committee meant to explore the systemic inequalities that have led to women to continue to be underpaid. “One cannot simply outperform inequality or be excellent enough to escape discrimination of any kind.”
Listing out the ways she and her teammates are still not treated on par with their male counterparts despite their numerous accolades on the world stage, Rapinoe said, “If it can happen to us, and it can happen to me, with the brightest light shining on us at all times, it can and it does happen to every person who is marginalized by gender.” – Source
Hope Solo: Rapinoe and USWNT team leaders accepted collective bargaining agreement in 2016
Former United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) goalkeeper Hope Solo has criticised Megan Rapinoe for signing a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and not securing equal pay, something they almost achieved in 2016.
The USWNT have filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, but a federal judge ruled in the latter’s favour over the team’s financial discrimination assertion.
“Megan led the team into signing a less-than-equal collective bargaining agreement (CBA),” Solo said in an interview for BeIN Sports.
“We were so close to achieving equal pay in 2016. It was offered to us, we were about to sign the contract with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
“But Megan Rapinoe and the leaders of that team signed a less-than-equal CBA, which is concerning for the overall class-action suit and the overall fight. But, trust me, we have history on our side, as well as congressmen and women.
“President Joe Biden is going to fight for equal pay. We believed in him four years ago and we believe in him now.” – Source
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