U.S. Women’s Soccer team go public with claim of gender discrimination

Fighting Gender Discrimination

We very much believe it is our responsibility,” Rapinoe said, “not only for our team and for future U.S. players, but for players around the world — and frankly women all around the world — to feel like they have an ally in standing up for themselves, and fighting for what they believe in, and fighting for what they deserve and for what they feel like they have earned.”

Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan are among the 28 players who describe “institutionalized gender discrimination” that they say has existed for years in the soccer federation. At first, these highly skilled athletes chafed silently, but more recently the aggrieved players have gone public — the suit will be heard in the United States District Court — about the compensation, support and working conditions it receives while representing U.S. Soccer.

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