#GAReads | While Women's Soccer Fights Inequality in Court, Sexism Remains Rampant in Sports Media

photo credit:  Thomas Serer , via  Unsplash  (cropped)

photo credit: Thomas Serer, via Unsplash (cropped)

While Women's Soccer Fights Inequality in Court, Sexism Remains Rampant in Sports Media”:

Last Friday, citing the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Right's Act, the US women's soccer team filed an "institutionalized gender discrimination" lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation—and with good reason. Not only is the women's soccer team paid much less than the men's team, they are also not provided with the same standards when it comes to coaching, medical attention and pitch quality. (The men play on real grass, while the women's team is consistently provided with artificial turf, which causes burns. The women have been objecting to this double standard for years, including a 2014 lawsuit against FIFA.)

Read Rae Alexandra’s full article at KQED here…