The U.S. women’s soccer team has been demanding “equal pay” for years. Earlier this week, the U.S. Soccer Federation offered the men’s and women’s teams identical (as in equal) contracts.
The women’s team, fresh off an underwhelming bronze medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics, celebrated its long-awaited victory over the patriarchy.
Well, not exactly.
The union representing the women’s national team blasted the soccer federation’s equal pay offer as a “PR stunt” that was neither “fair” nor made in “good faith.” Star forward Alex Morgan said Wednesday that the female players “still need to chat” about the equal pay offer, and suggested that equality wasn’t the team’s primary goal after all.