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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

the color of her money in HIStory - pay discrimination

Women World Cup champs 
win waaaaay less money than men

  • The women's team won $2 million from FIFA for winning this year's tournament.
  • Last year, the German men's team collected $35 million after winning the 2014 World Cup.
  • In fact the 16 men's teams that were eliminated in the first round of last year's World Cup each got $8 million, or four times as much as the championship women. The U.S men's team, which finished 11th, won over $8 million.

U.S. women soccer players charge pay discrimination

Soccer star on inequality: 'Enough is enough'

Players on the U.S. women's national soccer team say they are being discriminated against because they are paid less than members of the men's team.

"The women's team does the identical work as the men's team, except they have outperformed in every way," said Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer who represents the women. "The U.S. Soccer Federation made a profit of $16 million on the women's team last year. It had a loss on men's team."

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