Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the US Women's National Soccer Team. UU is getting hit from an unlikely source … Procter & Gamble is promising to deliver more than half a thousand as a step towards equal pay.
The giant consumer goods corporation, which supports US Soccer through its secret deodorant brand, published an advertisement in The New York Times on Sunday, and asked the US Soccer Federation. UU
Then, they increased the bet by pledging to donate $ 529,000 to the team to help close the pay gap after the USWNT won the World Cup this year. That's about $ 23k for each of the team's 23 players … it's not a bad bonus if you consider everything.
P & G's announcement said, in part, "Let's take this moment of celebration to boost women's sport, we urge the US Soccer Federation to be a beacon of strength and end gender pay inequality. once and for all".
This, of course, follows women. beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the championship game last week … but with a seemingly small move to zero for women to receive the same pay as men, who do not win as often as women. Tons of people, including Rapinoe herself, have been asking the United States of Soccer and FIFA to balance things, but their pleas seem to be falling on deaf ears until now.
And, just to give you an idea of the difference in payment, the reports say that the women's team has contracts that guarantee salaries of around $ 100k, with bonuses for profits. Meanwhile, men have a pay-per-play structure, with much higher payments for profits and even money guaranteed by losses.
According to The Washington Post – who claims to have seen and analyzed these contracts – a professional soccer player would win only 89% of what her male counterpart would win if both played and won 20 exhibition games. If they lost them all, the pay would be equal to $ 100k. When it comes to FIFA … its cash prize to the winning teams for its tournaments has a discrepancy between men and women of around 10.5%.
So in summary, yes … women do less that men here in the states However, P & G is trying to rectify that … and urges the powers that should do the same.