The United States women’s national team won the World Cup but the shenanigans continue as they celebrated with a lavish New York City parade and appearances on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE.”
Captain Megan Rapinoe is by far the most controversial of all the players with her insolent behavior towards President Trump and all those who gave their lives for the United States of America.
And now this feminine product ignored all of the controversy so they could fork over an insane amount of money to help close the “pay gap” between the USWNT and men’s national team.
Liberals everywhere are clamoring for equal pay for the United States women’s national team and the men’s national team but the reality is that it’s more complicated than that.
The simple fact is the USMNT makes more money through television advertisement revenue.
The last Men’s World Cup in 2018 brought in around $6 billion, and the 2015 Women’s World Cup around $73 million, so this contributes to the pay gap. And the women’s teams actually get a higher percentage of the revenue than the men’s teams. The men get 9-percent and the women receive 13-percent.
Numerically, it really is that simple. Although, to be fair, the USWNT is surging in popularity on a global scale. This is the second consecutive World Cup they’ve won and their notoriety is growing.
Even liberal Democrats spoke out about it – probably to win favor amongst liberals in a form of pandering.
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio recently said, “If I were president of the United States, I would insist that Congress pass an amendment to the Amateur Sports Act requiring — requiring equal pay for men and women in all of our national sports teams.”
Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “At this point we shouldn’t even be asking for #EqualPay for the #USWMNT — we should demand they be paid at least twice as much.”
Elizabeth Warren also tweeted, “They bring home the ratings, the revenue, and the wins. But even if they didn’t, the players of the @USWNT deserve equal pay.”
But now the USWNT has a new corporate sponsor.
The women’s deodorant brand, Secret, just announced in Sunday’s New York Times they would “donate” $529,000 towards the ladies of the USWNT with a “tangible commitment” for “equal pay.”
That means all twenty-three players will get $23,000 to help close the “pay gap” with their justification being they want to “be on the right side of history.”
The advertisement also audaciously read, “Let’s take this moment of celebration to propel women’s sports forward. We urge the U.S. Soccer Federation to be a beacon of strength and end gender pay inequality once and for all.”
But nobody really sees that it’s not up to the U.S. Soccer Federation. This is all about advertisement revenue; for the same reason women’s professional basketball players don’t get paid nearly as much as the players in the NBA. It’s just not plausible to own a business – like owning a franchise sporting team or the United States government justifying paying women the same amount.
This isn’t gender bias. This is revenue bias.
The very definition of Capitalism is you being paid what the market demands based on your skill set. The opposite usually ends in bankruptcy. It’s economics; not gender bias.