The US women's football team dominated their World Cup final with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. Yet his players are still not paid as much as America's male players who have not won any World Cup, let alone four. At the international level, there is still a pay gap: The 2019 Women's World Cup offered players $ 30 million in prize money. At the Men's World Cup 2018 400 million US dollars were spent.
The members of the women's team faced the US Football Association for a long time due to their lower wages. In 2016, five team members filed a claim for wage discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The team finally reached a collective agreement for higher wages. In March, however, the team members filed a federal lawsuit against the US Football Association alleging that he had committed "deliberate sex discrimination" by continuing to pay women less than men. The lawsuit alleges that a representative of the association told the players that "market conditions are such that women do not deserve to be paid equally to men."
As stated in the complaint, this is not really about equal pay for equal work. but equal pay for better work. The pay gap, it is said, "is true, although their performance was superior to that of male players – with the female players becoming world champions unlike the male players."
When the women's team celebrated their victory today, its many fans joined in the call to "pay them". The stadium in Lyon, France, burst into songs of "equal pay" as FIFA's president, the World Football Federation, stepped on the stage.
– Lou (@loutalksfutbol) July 7, 2019
There is now an ear "EQUAL PAY" thunders through the stadium in Lyon.
– Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) July 7, 2019
PAID TO YOU pic.twitter.com/iqdfGcZVL6
– Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) 7. July 2019
Congratulations to the #USWNT for their 4th World Cup victory! These athletes have given women's sport more attention, support and pride than perhaps any other team in history. It's long gone to pay them what they deserve. 🇺🇸🏆🏆🏆🏆 #USAvNED #WorldCupfinal #EqualPay
– Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 7, 2019
4 years ago I have #uswnt destroy a finale in such a crowded bar that there was no room to stand. It was afternoon.
Today I watch them in a bar that is so full that there is no place to stand again.
It is 8 o'clock in the morning.
On a Sunday.
Pay more. #WorldCupfinal
– Laura Laham (@LauraLaham) July 7, 2019  At this point, we should not even post #EqualPay for #USWMNT ask – we should ask them to pay at least double that amount 😉 https://t.co/VXITg24UB3
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 7, 2019