Boycotts By Anaka hanson

Modern Inequality

Background Information:

  • There was a large wage gap between the women's and men's U.S. national ice hockey teams, and the women didn't have the developmental programs and sponsoring that the men were provided with
  • The women were receiving only $1,000 a month, for the six months close to the olympics
  • While the women didn't have any programs, $3.5 million supported the men's programs

March 15th, 2017, U.S.

  • The U.S. women's national ice hockey team announced that they would be boycotting the world championships

March 28th, 2017, U.S.

  • A meeting between USA Hockey and the women's national ice hockey team, led to a deal before the world championships
  • $3,000-$4,000 a month is estimated to be the new amount that the women will get paid, and they will have business-class travel, as well as insurance protection
  • A women's high performance advisory group was created to further women's hockey programming, marketing, promotion and fundraising


  • They wanted progress to be made toward them having the same support as men and having a good relationship with U.S.A. Hockey


U.S. women's national ice hockey team

  • Boycotted U.S.A. Hockey

Unions of the NHL, NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, and 16 U.S. senators

  • Commented that they agreed with what the women were doing


  • During press conferences, U.S.A. Hockey claimed that they were supportive of their players
U.S. women's national ice hockey team


Background Information:

  • Both boycotts were influenced by an inequality and a want for change
  • Both boycotted to fight back against the inequality they were facing
  • Both boycotts were successful


  • Both wanted equality or some type of actions that would lead them closer to achieving equality


  • Both had significant people as part of their boycott
  • Both boycotts were supported by other people or groups
  • Both boycotts were done by the group of people who were suffering with the inequality


  • Those who were creating the inequality both tried to prevent or stop the boycott

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