One Nine Dollars discussed on Forum

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A little bit about what the players are alleging and what they're asking for their alleging institutionalized gender-discrimination that has gone on for years and i think kirk might be able to the fact that it's gone on longer than these players on the team but it comes down to compensation on compensation issues so part of it is equal pay which historic become the talking point the women being paid less than the men seen it is a little complicated because each team negotiates for different contracts and structures are different but the women say that more money is being made available cements seem over all that other portions compensation issues things like the women having plan ric usage for when the men do not the women having to fly commercial while the men are getting charter flights so it's not just money it's not just equal pay it's not the treatment and the women saying that they haven't been treated as well as the men's seed carla overbeck i'd mentioned that you were on the team that won the first ever women's world cup in ninety one and hearing all of this hearing about the charter flights versus the commercial flights it just makes me think about you guys back then you were talking about these same things the ninety six atlanta summer games you all sat out complaining that you had to stay in the dumpy hotels and where the men's uniforms in take holiday inn shuttles to game so i mean all these years later hearing all of this tell me how it feels and knowing that these women are dealing with some of the same issues you know you know i i think it's hard because it comes from the top which is and they oversee soccer worldwide and you know it's equal at the top i think it's going to be hard and they get equal at u._s. okker because you know when when a men's side qualified for world cup against that national governing body their federation one nine dollars and i don't do that on the one inside and so i think u._s. soccer you know has a battle higher than than they are to fight i and it's just it's really complicated and i know that pay has gotten so much better and circumstances have gotten so much better since i played you know for two thousand and you know hopefully they can agree on some things and work it out because you know obviously u._s. soccer wants to support them as best they can and the women want to continue to play at the level they're playing and even higher and it's going to be playing in the united states and playing on the u._s. team representing their country and they just want to do that without having to worry about these outside actors yeah you're mentioning that the women are paid more but they aren't at the top and can you both talk about the concerted effort underway to build more leadership and what that looks like all these years later Caitlyn. yeah i mean i think that the u._s. women's national team you know back in the nineties and still today use itself is sort of the leader in a lot of these discussions and as you mention is definitely a big part of the problem and you know i i've been here in france talking about some of these issues with u._s. aker in it does come down from the top i mean fief definitely provides a lot more funding for the men prizemoney certain things that can be passed on end lay out for the listener a what fica looks like and what the what the leadership team all men i presume it is all mandate in recent years passed some some reform measures to get more women involved in fica but the people who are bringing in these women are the men who been there and there's some concern that they identify women who will support satis clo- instead of you know women like more dodd comes to mind someone who's really been a big advocate for women's soccer at she lost her election to be part of the executive committee so you know there are efforts to improve info but you know one thing mega routine stocked about a lot is he hasn't.

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