Don’t pay attention to the fact that not only are the top players for the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) making more on average than their male counterparts (USMNT), but that the women’s team in general has made more than the men. Don’t pay attention to any of that at all. It’s not part of the media-approved narrative, you bigots!
Another set of high school kids want you to know that facts don’t matter when you’re indoctrinated to believe said narrative.
The girls soccer team at Burlington High School in Vermont chose to use the time after scoring a goal to make a political statement — #EQUALPAY. Four of the girls wearing the shirt with the political statement were given yellow cards, according to the Burlington Free Press but that didn't stop the crowd from being sheep and chanting the marketing slogan.
According to CBS News, the girls are actually selling the Nike swoosh-adorned shirts “$25 per person, but men are encouraged to pay 16 percent more, or about $4.80, to call attention to the gender pay disparity in Vermont.”
Haven’t we learned from the David Hoggs and Greta Thunbergs of the world that these “movements” are rarely based in any semblance of fact? It is based primarily on emotion dictated to them by adults who have an agenda to push, and if you don’t listen to the children then you must hate kids and/or wish for their downfall.
Maybe it’s time to begin looking at and criticizing the adults in the room feeding the children such misinformation.
In late July, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro released a letter stating that the USWNT was paid more than the men’s team.
“As you’ll see—separate and apart from any prize money awarded by FIFA—U.S. Soccer has, over the past decade, paid our Women’s National Team more than our Men’s National Team in salaries and game bonuses, and we continue to make unprecedented investments in our women’s program,” Cordeiro wrote in the letter.
Only two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published a report in which the U.S. Soccer Federation said that court filings revealed they paid top women’s players more than their male counterparts. Despite the difference in pay being slightly, percentage wise, in the women’s players favor, the fact still remains that the top women earned “a total of $1.1 million- $1.2 million for their national-team play between March 30, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2019.” In contrast, “the income of the single men’s national team player who earned the most in the aggregate during the 2014-19 period was $993,967.”
That’s just the income of one men’s player. Four women made more than the “single” male who wasn’t named.
We can get into the numbers even deeper, but typically people practicing activism don’t like to look very deep. They usually look for whatever statistic, from whichever organization, is most convenient for the narrative their emotions dictate.
In this instance, women do get equal pay — they just don’t want to admit it.
Here's video of the school promoting the shirts: