why do women soccer players want equal pay?
pay is usually supply and demand unless you're forced against your will
if you don't like the pay (compensation) don't do the job (provide an effort)
if they're cheapin' out on you, you can all strike
men get paid more because it's worth it to the organizers or administrators of the event to pay. if the men weren't good or are good that's not even the issue. the issue is whether it's worth it to the event people to pay. if they don't feel like payin' then they're not going to pay.
plus most women sports aren't very competitive. even minor league sports or college basketball by male top division 1 is pretty boring to watch so where's the argument to "fairness and equality for women athletes?"
the prize money is not based on the winners alone but all the teams in competition
the training money and employment money is pointless because usa is going to win anyway
- jimmyLv 712 months ago
World wide, women's football brings in nowhere near the amount of money that men's football does. This is a fight between the US women's team and the US soccer federation. FIFA will never give them the prize money that the men get for the world cup, because they simply don't generate the money that the men's world cup generates world wide.
- 12 months ago
because, women being women, the lower paid ones on the team are jealous of the higher paid ones on the team...
- 12 months ago
1) In the last four years, the US women's team have brought in more money through matches, TV rights, etc. than the men. If you go to a "you get X percent share of revenue YOU bring to the table" you'd have parity which is what they want. Plus, the women are better. They get results. They WIN. The men missed qualification for the 2018 world cup along with the last 2 Olympic tournaments. They LOSE. Whatever happened to paying for performance?
2) Fox acquired US rights to World Cups which includes men and women.
3) The World Cup final last Sunday (played at 11am ET) had a higher US television rating than 2 of 5 World Series games last fall featuring Boston and Los Angeles) and was nearly 50% higher than last week's All Star game. The "nobody cares" argument falls flat. Nearly 51% of televisions in England watched their semi-final loss to the Americans. Brazil had a higher rating for the women's world cup final than they did as a country for the men's final a year ago. People are watching.
4) The NWSL and MLS operate on different models; they can't be compared fairly. You're talking about MLS with close to 30 franchises. It's not feasible to pay NWSL players the same as MLS players, but national team duty should be equal given the revenue equity.
5) Here in Canada the 2015 World Cup did ratings that outperformed every other soccer broadcast. Even in 2019 they did solid ratings, even if our women lost to Sweden in the round of 16. People do watch.
- JohnLv 612 months ago
Lets examine a few of your points, which you obviously didn't put any thought into before you posted them.
"pay is usually supply and demand unless you're forced against your will" Worldwide, there are many more male soccer players than female. Your backwards comparison to supply and demand would, if correct, mean women should be paid more. And if you tried to argue that the most number of players should determine who gets paid more, in the US it would be the women. About 52% of all registered soccer players in the US are female.
"if you don't like the pay (compensation) don't do the job (provide an effort)": That's the economic incentive behind third world sweatshops.
"if they're cheapin' out on you, you can all strike" I'm glad to hear you support the legal action taken by the USWNT Player's Association, suing the USSF based on illegal gender discrimination . That's even better than a strike.
"the issue is whether it's worth it to the event people to pay. if they don't feel like payin' then they're not going to pay." Wow, that's sticking your head in the sand regarding employment law in the US. You need to read up on the EEOC website to learn the facts. I know that's most likely a wasted piece of advice, but you really have no idea what you're talking about
".is pretty boring to watch so where's the argument to "fairness and equality for women athletes?" Millions watched the Women's World Cup on TV. The fact you think its boring is irrelevant. Maybe you should post about things you think are interesting, instead of trolling the soccer sections of YA.
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- Anonymous12 months ago
Because A) the women's league brings in more revenue than the men's league and B) they're actually WINNING for the United States.
Imagine if you were paid less than other employees even though you were bringing in more money for the company
- Anonymous12 months ago
They make about a million a year each. The team of 15 year old boys who beat them gets paid nothing. It’s not the women’s team members who are underpaid.