How the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Changed Minds about Equal Pay for Women in Sports


The excitement around this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup has not only brought the U.S. Women’s National Team to the forefront of the sport, but also to the forefront of a bigger fight: that of equal pay.

Joanna Piacenza writes for the Morning Consult on a recent survey reflecting a change of mindset on this issue after their epic win:

While most respondents said their minds weren’t changed (40 percent) or offered no opinion (21 percent), more than one-third of the U.S. public said they now consider the gender pay gap in professional sports to be more of an issue specifically because of the U.S. women’s team’s victory in the World Cup.

How will this help bridge the payment gap between men and women in sports? Read the full article to find out.


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