They won the Soccer World Championship. They brought glory to their country and fellow citizens. But they were paid less. Why? Because they were women!
The United States Women’s Soccer team has come out with the allegation that in spite of winning the world title for their country, they were denied the chance to get equal payment as their male counterparts. 5 members of the team that played at the finals have openly revealed that they were humiliated by the discrimination shown by the federation. The US women’s soccer team is the recipient of 3 World Cups and 4 Olympic Championships. They allege that in spite of playing such brilliant games, which have been viewed with awe and admiration by millions of soccer-lovers across the world, they were paid a fraction of what the men’s soccer team was paid. And the guys really didn’t deserve the millions that were raked on them. Their dismal performance wasn’t even worth a mention.
The men’s soccer team earn almost double of what the women earn. The women get Thirty Thousand Dollar each when they join the World Cup team whereas the men get close to Seventy Thousand Dollars. Even the winnings were showing a high percentage of discrepancy, with men getting approximately five million dollars more than the women.