"Women are paid to be on the cover and males to do the work, but the difference in pay for female and male athletes is astonishing."
Not only are women differentiated by ability, size, and demeanor, but it results in an unequal amount of pay from males and females. People can try to advance women's rights, but how can we move forward when the amount of money on a check is unequal for the same game played by men? Different gender, different pay? Economic Editor at ThinkProgress puts together an article claiming, “But the complaint pointed out that if the USWNT were to lose all 20 friendlies in a season, a player would get $72,000, while if it won all 20 she would get $99,000. The men, on the other hand, get $100,000 a year for losing all 20 friendlies, $1,000 more than a victorious female player. Meanwhile, they get about $263,000 each for winning all 20 matches–so a winning women’s player makes just 38 percent of a winning men’s player.” Also, male soccer player Michael Bradley earns $5,874,000 more a season than the highest paid female in a national league being they get a little over $100,000! Many changes need to be made in regards to men still being paid more for losses, than women with major wins. Take into account the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. Being this is a federal agency and a civil law, there is not enough action and information known to limit the discrimination. The law states against it, meanwhile it is still happening. So how can we prevent the discrimination between women athletes in regards to camradery, contrasting skill, and unfair pay?