35 Burst results for "Megan Rapinoe"
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on ESPN FC
"What's your number one? It doesn't have to be anything you want. And. I feel like I've been a part of this movement. You know, especially on miss ting, but it goes beyond that of really changing the world for better. Whether it's, you know, standing with Colin or kneeling with Colin or equal pay or coming out as gay. I feel like I'm most proud that I've used my platform to do something beyond this playing the game. And that is very important to me as well. I mean, winning. When it makes everything better, as you know. A lot of people win, there's a lot of people, maybe not as much as you, but there are people that win a lot. And in these moments where they don't also kneel or sue an institution, or promote women's or a whole gender's rights. And those opportunities, it's interesting. And you said it was for you, the kneeling was kind of like I'm doing this, was it the same to fight for gender equality for you? It feels to me like you see these moments and you go, you think, of course. But that would diminish how hard these things are. I mean, it's easy to say, I'm going to kneel, but then you get exposed to hate or I don't know what happened in your fight for the gender equity. What did you hear about that? I'm sure it wasn't all in your support. You choose to kind of stand up and say, hey, I'm doing what's right, and you want to come down my road. I'll deal with it. That's not an easy thing to do. No, it's really not. It has been really hard, but it almost, it almost feels like they're not really a choice. I think sports is very important and I'm serious about my sports and all of that. And I think it's an amazing vehicle, but we just get one life. And like, what's the point of life? I mean, for me, I'm not a religious person at all. So I just am like, we get one life to do whatever it is that you want to do with it. And it's like, for me, if I'm not living my full self, I mean, I think it comes from my own desire and need to be myself and to be an individual and to have the space for that. Like, to not give everybody else that or not fight for that for everybody else, just seems like insane to me. Like you have, I feel like that's what I've kind of done is leveraged all the power that I have from how successful I've been in sports and that our team has been in sports to do the opposite of that work, which is like making it better and continuing to push forward and I just would feel like, yeah, I can be rich and famous and be an athlete, do all these things, but I'm like, if you're not giving back and you're not making the world a better place, like what's the point? I'm like, you're going to be 90 and just be like, I messed everything up. I was selfish and I didn't that's like, I think the most beautiful gift to it's been really difficult. It's difficult to go into a World Cup and Sue your federation and it's difficult to do all these things and to stand up and have to at times be tired and go to media and all that it takes, but it's also given so much back, like ten full back. That, you know, you see people on the street and you change their lives or you've changed the course of their life or you made them feel more comfortable or you made it feel like they wanted to stay in the world even. You know, we hear that a lot. So many different people. So it's just, I think, as much as you give, you get so much back and what I feel like is the point of life, which is like living it to the fullest. What makes you so, or do you even recognize what makes why do you think you're so unafraid in your life? Because I think that's pretty rare. I do think I dissociate from bad feelings. I love the last year of therapy. This is fantastic. I'm not happy. Thank you back a lot. I'm like, I'm playing this because times like, yeah, I probably shouldn't say this with like a public, but I'm like, sometimes like Gabe film, I'm like, I don't want to launch it. Like, hi. I'm sure I did some math. I'm just gonna like it. I think there's a little bit of that. I think I almost like, I almost feel like I'm two people at times. Like, I know I'm just like my personal self, but then there is this public persona that's like a character almost in this game. So I feel like I can not take everything on so heavy while still like I understand the weight that I can throw or the impact that I can have and I just think like I would want someone to do that for me if I didn't have a voice. And I think we are so privileged as athletes and so privileged to be in the business that we're in to being playing in these arenas and to be doing something that we love and like I just feel like we have the ability to really change people's lives and change them for the better and to have people see something in us or change them in some sort of way. And I really believe that we should all be doing whatever it is that we can to make the world a better place. And whenever way that is, like for some people that their school teachers, for some people, they volunteer and knock on doors to get people signed up to vote. Some people work in a hospital like some people are athletes and then we can use that sort of cache that we have to do something good, but I think too I'm just there's a little bit of like this world wasn't really designed for me anyways.
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on ESPN FC
"A brief my experience small experience not anywhere near what you did and I was in San Quentin and there was a kind of a forum with the inmates and a couple civic leaders and Robbie gold was in there from the forty-niners football team and Eric Reid, who was a friend of a friend of Collins and Eric Reid kind of took up the cause I think it was kneeling with Colin as well. And he was speaking about why he was doing it. And what it was supposed to represent. And I think I asked him, why is everybody making it about something else? Like your disrespecting the flag or a military. And he looked at me and he said, we need white people to help us. He goes, we get, we don't get to shape a narrative. There's only a small percentage of black people in the country. Why doesn't white people come up and say what's going on? And I was like, of course. But it was an interesting moment where obviously you and I think you've said this before, present a very different person that might somebody might say with Neil, right? And did you know, was that a very easy decision for you where you thought, I'm absolutely doing this. This is a 100% right. I don't regret it then. I don't regret it now. And I have great conviction about this, or was there any hesitation? I need to understand this. How did you come to that place? Yeah, it was very easy. I thought it made perfect sense. The second that I heard Colin speak, I feel like I can still remember that the SportsCenter clip him in front of his locker. I feel like what he said then is as applicable now as it will be in ten, 20 years. And it just like, it just hit in this way. What do you remember what he said? Basically, he was just saying that, you know, police brutality in the U.S. is not like a debate. It's happening, and we had just gone through, I mean, what, September 2016, we've gone through when we got to move on Martin. Very obviously high profile public, we've gone through Ferguson with the murder of Michael Brown. We gone through shooting a police officer. I think it was a Dallas or yeah. So there was a lot of high profile shootings, the WNBA had protested and 2016 during the summer of the lynx. And they actually had law enforcement walk out on their game to protest the fact that they were protesting. So it was like, it was kind of like in the public sort of air and then I just remember calling speaking about it so clearly, like this is just a systemic problem that we have that like open up your eyes everyone. It's not and it's not like is this happening or is this not? I mean just look at the history of our country founded on slavery and just the brutality that has persisted all of that time and I think immediately I kind of just like innately drew this comparison to me coming out as gay like I had been in a position that I had asked people who were gay to understand what I was saying. I don't need you to be gay to understand what I'm asking of you. I'm asking you to stand with me. I don't need you to, I don't even need you to walk in my shoes. I just need you to believe me. And when we can have that. So I feel like that just was very clear to me. Almost instantaneously of like, oh, that's what Collins asking for. Colin is asking for people to believe him and to believe black people at large. And to stand with them, and like, don't worry about what everybody's going to say. To me, it was like, you either believe Colin or you need to be prepared to call in a black people a liar that isn't happening because this is their shared experience across the country across the world, really, and so for me I was kind of like, that's the only marching order that I needed to pay attention to are the only group that I needed to make sure I was doing right by because they were asking for allyship, basically. So it was kind of like, that was very clear. And I think having the very clear mechanism of kneeling in protest. I mean, we've seen, you know, the fists up at the Olympics and we've seen other forms and it was like, that was the genius of it is like, you have a very clear and anthem gets played with every game and every help support all across is something you can do. You don't need a flag. You don't need anything. You don't need anything on your body, you're not wearing a shirt. You can just kneel and what you're doing is signaling like, I'm with you. And I hear you, I believe you, and I will, I will put my skin in the game. I think to your point, what Eric said, like black people can say all they want, yeah, we want to be better. We think braces them is happening, but unless we do it as white people, we're the ones perpetrating this. And we're the ones in power, we're the ones that have that sort of privilege. So, I mean, to me, it was like doing the best things I feel like I've ever done. He taught me so much. I think it opened my eyes immediately. I definitely think I was naive to a lot of when I saw the back, I didn't think it was the backlash is going to be exactly what it was. I didn't think it was going to be great, but I was also like, wow, this is, this is pretty pretty crazy, but also like the fact that it was so crazy. I was like, oh, we're on thing. Like, we're on the right track here. The people are big mad and white people get big mad. It's usually because they don't want to talk about the thing that they don't want to talk about. So that kind of like immediately I was like, okay, that makes a lot of sense. And I think for me, too, it was one of those things like, I was very privileged. By all, you know, in intense purposes, I'm a rich white privileged athlete. Right. So I am protected. And I'm not going to be subjected to the kind of treatment that everyday people are going to be suggested, subjected to. I just have so much more privilege and security and protection than that. So I felt like it was something that I think so many other white athletes should have gone and just did in a really messed an opportunity, which you said.
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on ESPN FC
"See how injury wise you stay. We'll see how you sort of develop and how your game and everything develops into that sort of elite professional level. It takes a little bit of time, and I think, yeah, like you said, a lot of people get a lot of that pressure really early on. And then it just becomes about not being the best ever. And you don't really get to grow and you don't really get to develop. What was your, I think you've talked about your mom a little bit more than your dad and maybe you have and I just missed the stuff on your dad, but when they started realizing how good you were. I mean, I don't know if you go to these ten year old soccer games or basketball or you see these parents that are literally screaming their kids not getting enough shots to have enough time and it's pretty common. And then I wonder different time different era may be reading. Were your parents? What was their role in the whole thing? And even beyond when you were in 11th grade, how did they? Because what you had the twin sister of other siblings, what was their place in this whole thing for your journey? They were just like our support system through and through. I think they realized from an early age with us, they can probably go to college and get their college paid for. And now it was like the main goal I get your ignition paid for. So I feel like they sacrifice so much financially and time wise. I mean, playing any of these club sports now. And even back then, it's like, you're in the car on either Friday night or early Saturday morning, it's all weekend, you're driving all over your flying all over. So I feel like for them, they were chill on the sideline. They were not vocal like that. They weren't in anybody's face. They let us do our thing and almost like put the responsibility on us. We're not going to do this for you. We're not going to motivate you. You tell us, if you want us to do this, we'll do it. But if you guys aren't into this, we're not wasting all this time and money if working have to drag you through it. So I feel like for me, that was actually better because it always left the ball in my court of like, do I even want to do this? Is this something that I'm into? And then they were there to support and give up every weekend and basic every time that they had to make this happen and be that support system for us and all the ways that we needed and they kind of let us and let me fail and struggle and figure it out myself on the field like they couldn't do that for me and nobody can do that. Nobody can do that for you. You have to figure that out in your game and how you want to progress and you're sort of trajectory and development. So they just kind of gave everything up to be like, you guys can get your college paid for and you can go to school and get your education and then like whatever happens from there is kind of ice. So multiple choice tests, okay? You just lost a big game, which you don't lose much. How many, but I have a few. So picture, you know, you're riding home, which I imagine at the age you lost. I don't know if it was young old. The tough losses and your mom and dad are in the car and you're in the back seat. Is it a? You're saying, I can't believe I lost those guys, or those girls, you know, that team. And your mom or dad going well, Megan? You got to play. You got to work a little harder if you want to do that. Or are they saying, you know, on that, you shouldn't use your left foot on that play. I mean, you got to focus, or are they saying, hey, you know, we've got a big weekend next weekend. We're going to a camping trip. I mean, what was there kind of engagement? Because I think that's interesting, you said it was your thing, right? It was yours. And when did they push it back to you? Because a lot of kids will be like, vent to their parents. It's a safe place to go. And some parents elevate that and kind of take it to a place that's a little unhealthy. It feels like yours were a little bit, hey, if this is what you want to do, you go do it. Was it really that clean? Because that's kind of unusual. It was pretty clean. I would say the only thing that was unacceptable from them ever was if we didn't, if we were not working hard. And if we were like giving our all. There's a funny time. My mom would look back, you know, in the van. We had like, of course, we had like a she'd be like, are you guys feeling okay? Are you sick? What's going on? Because I didn't, you know, what's happened to you? I didn't really see the effort that I needed to see, you know? But it was more like, they were just honest with us, you know? I think at times it was like that she was better. And it was like, they're better. You guys need well, and you played really hard, and that's important, but there was no sugarcoating going on. It was kind of like, it is what it is. And it was definitely never, I mean, I think just even outside of soccer, my parents were never allowed us to really do the blame thing. I think even in school and stuff, I think being really good at sports and being that kind of led to being more popular, they were kind of like, no, you have a responsibility to uplift other people. You're going to be the best players on the team. You can't be basically bitching about other players. It's something about it or talk to that or help them. So I feel like that was a, I didn't really realize that I was happy at the time. But I think they were always just like, low key, but honest. With us in a way that didn't allow that, you know, that weird ego, that kid ego of like, oh, I'm gonna let my head get all big, 'cause good at kids club soccer. They were like, no, this isn't that. This isn't that important. You're gonna be a good person and do all the right things. It's funny you mentioned the simple honest part. My daughter was I have a three daughters, but my middle daughter lost a basketball game. And the other team was one of those really good club kind of, and my daughter said, dad, what are they, what do you think they're doing that we're not? And I said, probably practicing. The honesty part where I feel like it's not okay anymore when you lose to say, what happened? They're a lot better than we are. Because it's almost like, what are you going to do with that, right? And so as you've led and mostly one, when you've had adversity on a team, whether it's college or pro or international games, is that what you throw back at the team, when there's used the word bitching, I live in that world too here. Are you able to vocalize that? Because I don't play. I mean, you have a lot of power because you're really good, and you've won. And so you check all these boxes of leadership, do you throw that back on teammates and say, stop? Doing that, that's not getting us anywhere, because I still think in the moment that's not an easy thing for people to hear a lot of times.
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Welcome to lead by example. I'm your host bob Myers. Today, Megan Rapinoe joins us, which is awesome. We don't know each other, but I think we know some of the same people. Thanks for coming on. Yeah, of course. Thanks for having me. So I mean, I feel like a lot of people think they know you. I might be one of them. And maybe your public is your private. I don't know, but I'm excited to get to know you a little bit better. Starting out as a young Megan, we talked about you're from Redding, which is kind of interesting. I'm not from too far away from there, but as a young woman young girl, did you when you thought about your life and you thought about what it might be? Was you a big dreamer? Was it kind of like, I'm going to do these things or were you destined to say, well, nobody gets out of reading and that stuff's not for me. No, I was a big dreamer, for sure. I was just so into sports. I grew up 90s bulls fan. 90s cowboys fan too, so I'm probably a little bit of the bandwagon. Yeah, that feels like that. Yeah. A little bit. My dad is from Chicago, like loosely, my mom's nice as loosely, but I feel like I grew up idolizing them. I mean, obviously, if you're watching Michael Jordan in the bowls, you know, Dennis Rodman, all of that in the 90s. It was just so entertaining and I think I was enthralled with that, probably mostly just like, this is different than any other sports scene that I've ever seen. And I just love playing sports. I don't really think I didn't know I was from a small town. I just, you know, kind of where you're from, but I was always kind of like, well, that would be amazing. I never remember wanting to be anything other than exactly what I am or, you know, Michael Jordan, which wasn't going to happen, but something like that. Did you, was that just you or did people where your parents, who encouraged that, or you just kind of faded what was it like nobody stopping me? I'm doing this. I think a little bit of both. I think from such a young age, I'm a twin as well. I think from such a young age, my sister and I both were just like, we were good at sports. We were the youngest of 6 in our family. So we kind of had some older siblings to beat up, beat up on us a little bit, but we were just like good from a young age. And so I think my parents had more of like a hands off approach really even when we got more serious about it and started traveling and in high school and all of that, they were kind of like, you guys tell us, you obviously have the talent and you know we would love for you to do this and get your college paid for and do that. That was kind of their role, but I don't think they really had to motivate us at all. I think we just like from such a young age, loved, competing, and love sports. We played one on one literally, everything, and obviously being a twin, we were able to do that and kind of have that sort of like built in buddy all the time, but yeah, it was just something that felt, I think, so natural to both of us, but especially me. I think it's interesting in our lives where you look back at these things that happened to you, maybe bad, maybe good, where you look back at a young age and go, I learned something pretty big from that experience. And many times it's not a good thing. Was there anything that happened in the formative years where you look back and says, when this happened, it kind of moved me in a direction, or I learned this about myself, or I figured this out about life. I think a little bit different to most delete athletes, I feel like I learned in the opposite. I think most time everybody's like, amazing and the best at everything until they get around the competition and they're like, oh, other people are good too. And, you know, the world doesn't just revolve around me. But I think because I was a twin, and I was a little bit of a late bloomer, just kind of like physically and in my confidence. I actually kind of had a moment in high school, maybe it was like junior year or so. Where I was like, oh, I'm actually this good. My sister was like always better than me. She was always faster than me and always like better on the field, kind of until like midway through high school, and even like playing on a link club teams or whatever it was. I think I had to come to that realization like, oh, I'm that player. Like, I'm that good. I want to have these kinds of dreams and kind of like believing in myself that way. I feel like that came a little bit later. I knew that I was good, but I think being pro such a small town, we didn't really have a lot of comparison. There wasn't really any comps. We didn't even play soccer in our hometown, like barely at all. So I think it wasn't until midway through high school. I was like, oh, I'm actually, I think I'm one of the best players in this case a little bit, but this is a little bit strange, but okay. Yeah, I think nowadays, I don't know, you're around young women and men athletes. I feel like they get told that way before it's true, where you kind of it's rare that an athlete figures it out for themselves without all these senior adult figures getting way ahead of where it should be. Yeah, absolutely. And I think being from a smaller place as well, like our club team wasn't amazing, I was never on the best club team. We were kind of like a ragtag bunch, so I spent most of my high school years like getting the absolute snot kicked out of us all the time, you know? But it would be like, you know, we would lose like 6 to four and I would have three goals. I can kind of like gradually sort of got better and we didn't have all of that pressure. I'm gonna think now with Instagram and everybody's crippen everything and putting highlights together and I mean obviously you see it a lot, just the business that's around the NBA players or these elite athletes. It's like everybody kind of wants not only a little piece and sometimes it's not even that nefarious, but people want to be the one that believes in this player or started with when they were younger and you kind of lose sight of the main thing. I mean, ultimately, you need to have fun, you need to enjoy, you need that space to grow and to fail and to be challenged as a young athlete. And I think, yeah, there's definitely a lot of like, you're amazing. You're gonna be the best thing ever at an age where you can't tell. Yeah. Very few athletes. Like, maybe LeBron James, you know? Yeah, you're being a were him. You know, from your fault dean and like were him, but you know, I think for most of us, it's like, we'll see. We'll see when you hit your growth spurt and you hit puberty.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"To design matters. Hi, how are you? Thank you for having me. Absolutely. Megan, I understand you do a phenomenal Jim Carrey imagination. Oh my gosh, who told you that? Oh, I don't know. I just was wondering if you might be willing to share that with us today. All righty then. I do love Jim Carrey so much. I actually have a slightly funny story. I was at the Super Bowl last year. And you know, you walk out, it was like droves of people. I think I don't really geek out over celebrity at all. I always find it interesting. It's like, what are you going to do with the picture that you chase after this person for? But let me tell you, I chased after. It was like writing in a golf cart or something, chased after him. And then just typical loser fan fashion went to take the picture and actually turned the phone off. But the volume button pushed the off button. And I was like, oh my God, I'm so sorry. I'm such a loser. This is so I still have the picture, of course. I did nothing with it because what do you do with those pictures? But it's really the only celebrity that I've ever run down. I just think he's so funny and so thoughtful and I think even what he's done sort of beyond with his painting and just his pontifications about things are really interesting. But yeah, big Jim Carrey fan growing up, definitely. You were born and raised in reading California. Your dad worked as a commercial fisherman, a car salesman, a crane operator, and was the owner of a construction company and your mom worked as a dental assistant to clerk at a shipping company and for over 30 years has worked the late shift at Jack's grill. And so I assume it's safe to say you inherited their work ethic. I think so. Yeah. Both of them just continue to be hard workers. We're at the point now where I'm like, you just retire you guys. We're done with the working. You can just slip your live your life now. Yeah, that kind of just like, you get up and you do your job every day. And it's hard, sometimes, and you don't like it. And it's not always what you want to do. But it's oftentimes in service of the things that you do want to do. So that's what makes it all worth it. You're the youngest of the family, but also have a fraternal twin sister named Rachel and I understand when you were a child, you were shy and let Rachel speak for you. And that went back and forth several times that sort of dynamic changed over the years. But when did you start speaking up for yourself? Yeah, it's really interesting. We've gone through these sort of ebbs and flows. We're like each other's yin and Yang are sort of perfect balance. So I was pretty gregarious. I think growing up, so when we first went to kindergarten, I was the one speaking for her, she was painfully shy. And for that reason, my mom split us up. My parents split us up once we got into first grade. Pretty much all the way through in high school we started taking classes together just because it was, you know, you don't have the same class all the time. But around like 5th and 6th grade, I think that's when puberty started to happen. I feel like I showed up for 5th grade and 6th grade and everything was different. It was so bizarre. And I could never really figure it out until really until I figured out that I was gay. And I was like, okay, this all makes a lot more sense. Everything is making a lot more sense now. I mean, it definitely found so much comfort in sports and being able to kind of just be myself there. But really from like 6th grade until college. It was especially in middle school. I mean, quite literally like following Rachel around and we tell this funny story like a time she would turn around and actually run into me because it was just right there and she's like, what are you doing? I'm like, I don't know. I have no idea what I'm doing. You're the one that's supposed to know what you're doing. So I can follow you. Now school is a little bit better, found my feet a little bit more, but I think once I figured out I was gay, it just seemed like the whole world made sense for the first time. Totally understand. You and Rachel were natural athletes early on and I read that you both figured out how to crawl out of your cribs really young and one time you did it on your own and your mom came into your bedroom and saw that you were holding Rachel's hand through the crib bars. And so I assume you've always always been close? We have, yes, we've always been very close. We've always kind of tagged teamed everything. It's kind of one of those things, like we can fight, but nobody can say anything towards us. So that particular story, I think Rachel had gotten in trouble for something. Who knows? We were like two years old. There's a couple stories like that where one of us would get in trouble and the other one would just basically guilt my mom into feeling so bad about whatever punishment quote unquote punishment was coming, whether it was just being in the crib or, you know, I think one time Rachel was about to get her mouth washed out with soap or something, which is just like such a weird punishment. And we were basically just like, you're the worst mom in the world. And she was like, oh my God, am I? And we're like, I don't know, but we're trying to get out of this punishment and don't punish one of us. So yeah, the story of the hand through the crib, my mom came in. Rachel had done something. So she was like in a timeout in her grub, and I was laying sort of below the crib with my little hand. I mean, it's like the cutest thing ever. My little hand up there when we were holding hands, probably chatting or laughing about her commiserating about the punishment that was being doled out, but yeah, we pulled on the heartstrings and my mom a lot, I think. Your brother Brian was 5 years older than you in first introduced you to soccer. And from the time you could first walk, you and Rachel would chase soccer balls around the big oak tree in your backyard and I read that whenever he did a trick with a soccer ball, all you needed was to watch him once to have it down. Was it just soccer you had natural ability for or were you just athletically gifted overall? I think athletically gifted overall both Rachel and I, we played every sport. And we played against each other too.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The ban. When did they lift it? Just recently, as the tragic murder of George Floyd and mad Arbery and Breonna Taylor, as the protests subsequently swept the nation, I think that they realized that that policy not only is now is wrong now, but it always was. And it was the wrong policy, and they came out with a pretty strongly worded statement and rescinded it. And did Colin Kaepernick ever get in touch with you after you, Neil? Yes, yes. Yeah, we're in touch with each other, for sure. Megan Rapinoe, thank you so much for talking with us and congratulations again on your engagement and also on the new book. Thank you so much for having me on. Megan Rapinoe speaking to Terry gross in 2020. The Olympic soccer champion and social activist has just been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. Coming up, Justin Chang reviews the new French film, both sides of the blade, starring Juliette Binoche and directed by Claire Denis. This is fresh air. In the French melodrama both sides of the blade, Juliet binoche plays a Parisian radio show host whose life is disrupted by the return of a former lover. It's the latest movie from acclaimed filmmaker Claire Denis. The film won her the best director prize at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. It opens in theaters this week. Our film critic Justin Chang has this review. Both sides of the blade might sound at first like a quintessentially French movie, or perhaps even a parody of one. It stars Juliet binoche and van son Landon. Two of France's best known actors. As a couple who have a lot of sex and talk a lot about their emotions. Their scenes together have an erotic intimacy that we associate with French cinema. In part because it's relatively rare in American movies. Then a figure from the past returns and threatens their relationship. Voices are raised, tables are turned, and nothing will ever be the same. That might make both sides of the blade, sound like standard soap opera material. Especially coming from Claire Denis. The director of daringly elliptical art films, like Bo trevi, and high life. But nothing about the movie, which deny and Christine ango, adapted from Mongo's novel, feels trite or predictable. It's a jolt of a movie, full of hot blooded sensuality one moment, but then awfully cool and studied the next. Almost as if it were deconstructing itself as it went along. Which again sounds very French, but never mind. Binoche and Linda give superb performances as Sarah and Jean, who have lived together for about ten years, and still can't keep their hands off each other. They have an apartment in Paris, where they've carved out what looks like a perfect life, amid decidedly imperfect circumstances. Seurat hosts a successful radio talk show. But work is less steady for Jean. Who spent some time in prison for an undisclosed crime. He also has a tough relationship with Marcus. His teenage son from an earlier marriage, who lives with Jean's mother in the suburbs. Then one day, Francois, played by Gregoire Cola, slips back into their lives. He used to be Jean's colleague, and Sarah's lover. It begins innocuously enough. When Francois offers Jean a job at his sports talent agency. But syrah can't hide her anxiety or her excitement at the prospect of seeing Francois again. And when they finally meet, long repressed memories and desires come surging back. Inevitably, Sarah will succumb to those desires, but the movie, set to a haunting score by the English band Tinder sticks, rings enormous tension from the build up. The title of both sides of the blade evokes the age old question of whether a person can love two people at the same time. And Juliet binoche, so good at revealing complex, contradictory emotions shows us a woman torn between a partner she adores and an ex she can't forget. This is the latest collaboration between binoche and Denis. And it'd make a great double bill with their recent RomCom, let the sunshine in, a much funnier story about a woman's emotional indecision. Binoche is well matched here by van salt vandal, whose handsome weathered face suggests a man who's already lost too much, and can't bear the idea of also losing the woman he loves. Jean is quick to pick up on the warning signs and confronts seurat. I've seen a lot of heated arguments in movies. But few have been acted or shot with this much sustained intensity. Denis is a master of form, and she uses extreme close ups and jagged edits. To suggest that something has broken between these two. Possibly for good. But even as she pulls her characters close, Denise sometimes steps back and examines them from a more critical perspective. As a radio host, seurat interviews a lot of writers and artists. Often about racial and political issues that she doesn't engage with much outside work. Jean's son is a black biracial youth, who's struggling to figure out his future. And there's an awkward but moving scene, in which he and his father talk about race and discrimination. On top of all that, this is one of the few movies shot during COVID that acknowledges the reality of the pandemic. As we can see from the characters repeatedly putting on and taking off their face masks. There's something a little ungainly about how Denise balances her character's romantic anguish, with these bigger picture concerns. But that messiness seems to be the point. Even when illicit desires and shrewd and relationships fall apart, real life doesn't just politely recede into the background. Both sides of the blade wants us to see its characters rage. But it never loses sight of the larger world raging outside their windows. It's a different kind of melodrama and a great one. Justin Chang is the film critic for the LA times. He reviewed the new French melodrama both sides of the blade. On Monday's show, a talk about the largest empire in human history, the British Empire. And the impact it had on its 700 million subjects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific. We talk with historian Caroline Elkins about her new book, legacy of
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Hawke is mystified. And here's the conversation in the car afterwards. I'm gonna book that 60 bucks, huh? Yeah, go ahead. We'll get into evidence, man. But it's suspects don't you could go back and get to suspect. I don't know where they are. You let them go. Oh, I let them go. You let them go. You want to run and gun man, stay in patrol, okay? This is investigations. Let the garbage man handle a garbage. We're professional angles, okay? We go after the big fish. Chasing a monkey's strong crackhead is anyway, you know they had to kill you without hesitation. That's why they belong in prison. For what? They got beat down, they lost their rock, they lost their money, their message from hillside probably going to smoke on my main Jesus. What more you want? Justice. Is that not justice? That's street justice. What's wrong with street justice? Just let the animals wipe themselves out. God Willard. Everybody who looks like. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. The good guys, they die first, right? The school kids and moms, family men, they don't want to catch a straight bullets in the noodle to protect the sheep, you gotta catch the wolf and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf. You understand? What? I said you protect the sheep. You're killing the wolves. No, you didn't hear me. You listening, but you didn't hear me. All right, whatever. Yeah, whatever, whatever the up. You want the mayors to get some. When do you like anybody up? I mean, it seems like you're pretty busy keeping people out. You talking about, you know what you're talking about, bitty boot. Got number between your ears. They build jails because of me. Judges have handed out over 15,000 men years of incarceration time based on my investigations, okay? My record speaks for itself. How many felons have you college? Huh? Yeah, I rest my case. That's my guest Denzel Washington with Ethan Hawke in a scene from training day and Denzel Washington won an Oscar for his performance in this film. And of course, after what we just heard, since you've said it takes a wolf to catch a wolf, you teach Ethan Hawke had a wolf you make a Powell. Now I read that. You wanted to make sure that this cop, the character you played was killed at the end or there were real consequences for his behavior. Exactly. Was that not the case when you first saw the script? No, not to the degree that was satisfying to me. I told the director, I couldn't justify him living in the worst way unless he died in the worst way. That the community turns it back on him. He's slapped around crawling around on the ground like a snake and basically gets fill full of lead. So we just made it a violent awful ending for him. And why did you insist on that? I just thought that's what he deserved. There was a bit of a cop out the way the script was and smelled like they were looking to do a part two or something. Uh huh. There's a scene in this where you're holding two guns on someone and you kind of scrape the guns against each other as if they're too knives that you're sharpening. I was out of business that you came up with when you were holding the guns? Of course. I mean, you know, it's just rhythm. You know, acting is like music. You know, and you improvise and it's like jazz. You know, there's no rhyme or reason to it. It's not a plan that I just did it. You know, it's just a rhythm. To me, it's just a rhythm. It's like you do stanislavski said, you know, you cut 90%. You do all your research. And you prepare, and then you let it rip, you know, and that's how it is. You know, you practice the music, and then you just play it. Well, let's talk about another film that's very important in your career, and that's Malcolm X, which was directed by Spike Lee. Let's hear a scene from it. And this is a scene in which you're making a speech. I must emphasize that the out start that the honorably lies you Muhammad is not a politician. That's right. That's right. So I'm not here this afternoon as a Republican, nor as a Democrat. Not as a mason, nor as an L. That is a Protestant nor Catholic. Not as a Christian, nor a Jew. Not as a baptist nor a methodist. In fact, not even as an American. Because if I was an American, the problem that confronts our people today wouldn't even exist. That's right. Now we in America. So I have to stand here today as what I was when I was born. A black man. Before there was any such thing as a Republican or a Democrat, we were black. Before there was any such thing as a mason or an Elk, we were black. Before there was any such thing as a Jew or a Christian, we were black people. In fact, before there was any such place as America, we were black. And after America has long passed from the scene, there will still be black people. Every election here, these politicians are sent up here to pacify. They're sitting here and set up here, by the white man. This is what they do. They send drugs in Harlem down here to pacify us. Down here to pacify it. This in prostitution down here to pacify it. Boy, you can't even get drugs in all them without the white man's permission. You can't get prostitution at home without your white man's for me. You can get gambling in Harlem, whatever white man from me. Every time you break the seal on that liquor bottle, that's a government chill, your brain. No, I see it. I see it again. You've been had. You've been told. You've been hoodwinked. That is strange. This is what he does. This Denzel Washington in a scene from Malcolm X for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. When did Malcolm X first enter your consciousness? I hadn't heard that in about 15 years. Yeah, what did you think? That was interesting. I heard it in a long time. I hadn't heard it since I've seen the movie, I guess. Sounded pretty good. Yeah. I believed him. When did I what? Was it when did Malcolm X enter your consciousness? I did a play about Malcolm X actually about ten, 11 years before that. Down at the new federal theater in New York City street settlement. A fictional meeting between the honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X so that's when I really began to dig deep and listen to all the speeches and read his books and study the man. I mean, I knew who he was, but I didn't know who he was until about 1981. Let's go to the very early Denzel era. And let's see if our listeners recognize you in this scene and hint it's the pilot for a series, a TV series that ran a long time and you costarred throughout the run. And it helped make you a star. So here we go, the very early Denzel. 42
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Both of whom are new recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. First, we hear from actor director and producer Denzel Washington. One of his first acting jobs was playing an intern on the NBC medical series saint elsewhere in the 1980s. Since then, he's won two Academy Awards. In 1990 for his supporting role in glory, and in 2002, for his starring role in training day. His other films include Malcolm X, Philadelphia, mo better blues, and American gangster. More recently, he starred opposite Francis mcdormand in the tragedy of Macbeth, which earned him an Oscar nomination. In 2010, Washington won a Tony Award for his leading role in the August Wilson play fences. And in 2014, he costarred in the Broadway revival of another play, a raisin in the sun. Aside from his work on stage and screen, Washington has served for over 25 years as national spokesman for the boys and girls club of America. Terry spoke to Denzel, Washington in 2008. He had just directed and starred in the film the great debaters. He played a coach and mentor to a debating team at a small African American college in the segregated south, preparing to break the color line by taking on an Ivy League debating team. Terry asked him about the contrast between this role and his role as a corrupt cop in training day and the drug kingpin in American gangster. Does it affect you differently when you're off the set if you're playing a drug kingpin who will willingly kill somebody if he thinks it's necessary versus a professor who's mission is training his students to be winning debaters. I mean, that's such two different kinds of personalities. Does it change what you take home with you at night? You know, I read a book years ago, cagney by cagney, written by James Cagney. And he talked about, you know, it's his job. He's at the studio. You do your job. You know, you shut your door and you go, get in your car and go home. I guess it does. I couldn't tell you what it is, 'cause I'm not thinking about it, but basically, well, it's different in the case of directing because you don't ever turn off the you're working all the time. But when I finished American gangster, I was done with it. I didn't, you know, think about going into the truck businesses. I don't know. You know, it's a job. And I've been at it a long time. And I know how to do my job, I think. But no, I don't think I carry it around too much. I hope. Well, we should hear a clip from American gangster. And you play a drug kingpin in Harlem. In this, and you've brought up your family from the south and you've basically made your brothers into foot soldiers for your operation. And one of your brothers, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, is kind of so kind of taken by the money and what he could do with it. So he's wearing this outfit with a it's the early 70s with a big collar and a big hat and you think it's like much too flashy. And in this scene, you're explaining why that's a problem. What is that you got? What's what, man? Yeah, that. What you got on? It's a very very nice suit. Nice suit. It's a clown suit. That's a costume. With a big sign on it that says arrest me. You understand? You're too loud. You're making too much noise. Look at me. The loudest one in the room. Is the weakest one in the room. I told you that. All right? But you're trying to be like Nicky bonds in him? It's your problem with Nicky, man. I like it. I got no problem with Nicki. Oh, are you liking it? Yeah. You want to be like Nicki? I'm going to be super fun. Share a jail cell? What am I going to cook for? He wants to talk to you. Oh, so now you're talking to him about me. About what is it? Then what did we talk about? Your name came up. What? I don't know, man, I told him I take. You know, boy. You know if he wasn't my brother, I'd kill you. You know that, don't you? I'm taking you shopping this week. My guest Denzel Washington with chewie tell edu four in a scene from American gangster. I remember when I interviewed Michael Caine, he talked about how when you're playing somebody who's very powerful, you shouldn't move around and fidget a lot, gesture a lot, because powerful people don't have to do all that because the people underneath them are hanging on the powerful persons every word and looking for every clue that they can about what is mood is. And what's he going to do next and how he's reacting to things. And it seems to me like you're that kind of person in American gangster. You don't move around a lot. You don't gesture a lot. You've got a lot of power and you know you do. You met Frank Lucas, the person who your role is based on. Was he like that when you met him? Well, I mean, you know, Gotti moved around a lot. He had a lot of power. I don't know. I personally wouldn't hold any hard, fast rule about who moves around a lot of who doesn't. I've never thought of it that way. The perception of power is power. I think that the perception is established by his violence right at the top of the movie. Yeah. So you see a guy who's this violent who can walk down the street, shoot somebody in the head and come back inside and forget is only question was, what was I talking about before I was interrupted? You know, that's a sociopath. I really like American gangster on your performance in it. Thank you. Does it ever bother you to play people who aren't role models? Like in life so many people see you as a role model. Does it bother you? And the great debaters, you are very role model. You're a very ethical. It doesn't bother me. I mean, I'm selfish, I think an artist has to be. I'm not worried about what people think. I'm going to play the parts that I find interesting. It bothered me more to be just pigeonholed into doing what people think is ethical or that's boring to me. I don't pick parts with that in mind. And I just find interesting stories. If it's interesting to me, then I do it. One of your most non role model performances is in training day for which you won an Oscar. And I'd like to play a short scene from that. And in this scene, you're a cop who is really brutal when he wants to be and really nasty. And you're initiating this new rookie cop who's your partner played by Ethan Hawke. And in this scene, Ethan Hawke has been trying to apprehend two suspects probably like crack addicts. They've beaten him up. He's finally gotten them handcuffed. You haven't helped him at all. You've basically just been watching. And then after he gets the handcuff, you kind of move in insult them, take $60 out of one of their pockets. And you decide not to arrest them. You just leave them there and Ethan
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Biden awards Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords
"President Biden has awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people This is America The Medal of Freedom recipients range from athletes Megan Rapinoe and Simone Biles the nation's most decorated gymnast She has to her medal count of 32 I don't know if you're going to find room To civil rights lawyer Fred gray Fresh legal brilliance and strategy to segregated schools and secured the right to vote Former congresswoman and shooting survivor Gabby Giffords One of the most courageous people I have ever known X Biden said it colleague Alan Simpson This is the real deal Their late colleague John McCain received a metal posthumously as did labor leader Richard trumka and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs When Steve left us as something special Actor Denzel Washington was to get a medal but skipped the ceremony after getting COVID-19 Sagar Meghani Washington
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"President Biden has announced the next recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor The Presidential Medal of Freedom They include former Senate colleague John McCain John was a hero A limping gymnast Simone Biles who has called out officials for not protecting fellow sex assault victims Enough is enough And fellow gold medalist Megan Rapinoe who soccer teammates have pushed for pay equality We're forcing ourselves into that conversation You answer me when I ask you who is your daddy Actor Denzel Washington will receive a medal as will late labor leader Richard trumka Fight fight fight Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords a shooting survivor who's pushing former colleagues to crack down on guns There's nurse Sarah Lindsay the first American to get a COVID-19 vaccine in public I want to kill public confidence Among the others will be honored next week We are calling it iPhone Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs 25 years after the iPhone's release I'm Sagar
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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"From NPR news this is all things considered I'm Elsa Cheng and I'm Sasha Pfeiffer The U.S. women's national soccer team may have scored its biggest win yet Last week collective bargaining agreements were reached that guarantee equal pay for the men's and women's teams through 2028 One of the most vocal advocates for this sea change is soccer star and 2019 co captain Megan Rapinoe I've been disrespected and dismissed because I am a woman And I've been told that I don't deserve any more than less because I am a woman Rapinoe sat down with NPR's host of the limits J Williams and he joins us today to talk about their conversation hi Jay How are you I'm good Jay when you spoke with Megan Rapinoe how did she describe the moment she first heard the news It felt surreal She said quote unquote it literally was pushing a boulder up a mountain She's incredibly proud of her teammates and the collective effort But she also has some harsher things to say about U.S. soccer as a whole Yeah you can congratulate us that U.S. soccer gets no congratulations They've been trying to wrap themselves around the win and I'm like you do realize that equal pay achieving it means that you weren't So you know you're not going to get any patch on the back for this So she's tough on them Remind us the hurdles the women's soccer team faced to get here Sure This lawsuit for the women's team filed started back in 2016 and took 6 years to reach a settlement back in February Keep in mind that this is a team that won the World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and has dominated the Olympics and taking home the gold twice which is absolutely amazing Then in 2019 they won in France the stadium erupted into a deafening cheer of equal pay So they had global support for this and it still took a few more years to get here And this is a big accomplishment for them But what works still needs to be done One of the things I asked her and to hear something a quote from ESPN the entire bonus pool for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be 400 million while the bonuses for the women's tournament in Australia in 2023 will be 60 million Put another way in the previous World Cup cycle the last place men's team won more prize money than the first place women's team A lot of detractors will say that hey even though the men's team ends up last generating the most prize money than the most successful women's team But she put it in terms of the investment being made early on in male athletes versus female athletes and the men's team versus the women's team Check this out The money part also allows you freedom and freedom to speak out freedom to make bold choices freedom to maybe go against your federation or freedom to take a bold stance It just gives you that autonomy to do things that can push your sport That's interesting Money is power in that way Jay because you are a former NBA player and a host on ESPN you have seen a fair amount of collective bargaining agreements both as an athlete and as a commentator Would you set the stage for us for what this may mean for professional sports I think this sets a different tone What's happened with U.S. women's soccer is relates to equal pay is the benchmark for what I think will be happening in all of sports as well as because it creates a dynamic in which the men's and the women's team want to partner So this is a monumental opportunity for us collectively as a team You know we talk a lot about team sports or we addressing this as a team sport as it relates to humanity And I think that's what we're witnessing in real time That's NPR's host of the limits J Williams J thank you Thank you Sasha The new episode of the limits with the full Megan Rapinoe conversation airs Tuesday May 31st Although mass shootings have become more common the loss of 19 children gunned down at school is very hard to understand Around the country as parents and caregivers process their own emotions many might wonder how best to talk to their children about it Well NPR's Allison Aubrey joins us now with some thoughts Hi Alison Hi there Elsa I mean the details of what happened are so horrific I can imagine some parents may not want to say anything to their children about it at all What do you think The right way to handle a tragedy like this Well saying nothing is not the best approach especially if your kids have already talked to classmates about it which is probably the case with most school aged children and to determine how much information to provide You really want to take your cues from your kids a good first step is to simply ask them what they've heard what they're feeling This is David schoenfeld's advice He's a pediatrician who directs the national center for school crisis and bereavement Children's questions may be very different than adults questions And before we can offer reassurance or help them with what's bothering them we have to understand what their actual concerns are So that's the first step start the conversation and then listen Some common questions that come up are why did this happen Could it have been prevented And could it happen at my school I mean my God those are really tough questions What's the best way to answer questions like that Well you know Elsa I'd like to be able to tell my own 11 year old daughter hey don't worry This could never happen here but of course with 27 schools shootings and more than 200 mass shootings this year alone across the country it could happen here I mean and that makes me anxious I'm sick to my stomach when I think about the fact that 19 children went to school yesterday and never came home So you know as parents we have to take a moment to process our own emotions before we can try to respond thoughtfully to our children And when we do we can look to our schools for help at the principal at a local middle school here sent an email to parents explaining that faculty and staff would greet the children this morning to help them feel safe They want children to maintain their routines but they knew kids would have questions some may need support if they're upset or anxious Here's doctor schoenfeld again And a lot of people say to me you know this is just the new normal And my reaction to them is there's nothing normal about this children should not shoot and kill other children But it is our current reality And so we have to at least until we can change this help kids learn to cope with distress that they feel when they recognize inherent dangers that are part of the world Now kids respond differently to this distress.
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Victoria's Secret Is Now in the Business of Shifting Culture
"But I want to talk about an article. This is by Chris ruffo and Citi journal. It's called social justice lingerie. And the article is just downright funny. It's not intended to be funny, ruthless, not exactly like a laugh, a minute guy, but what he's describing is how a Victoria's Secret. They came under fire from all these left wing activists. They came under fire for no other reason that their basic business model was beauty, right? This is the idea of saying to women if you want to look beautiful if you want to look like a model, these are the clothes you should wear. And of course, to some degree, it's an illusion as all advertising is to some degree an illusion, but nevertheless, the activists were up in arms and they started raging about the fact that Victoria's Secret was transphobic and didn't care enough about the environment. It was doing deforestation and so on. Well, what's happened is Victoria's Secret has sort of completely surrendered, and what that means is they've sort of, first of all, they booted out all their old kind of famous models, people like Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen and Tyra Banks, all these people are like out they're gone. They don't represent true social anymore. In fact, they represent an actual social. They don't represent Victoria's Secret anymore. In fact, they represent they probably should represent true social. It'll probably be great for true social. Tyra Banks join truth social. That's where I hang out these days. Gisele Bündchen. Find me on truth social. You might get more than you bargained for. No. Anyway, the point here is that Victoria's Secret has decided to go with a new coterie of models. People like Megan Rapinoe, LGBTQ activist, people like transgender transgender swimsuit model Valentina sampaio. Or Amanda de cadenet. So Amanda, the academy says the point of Victoria's Secret is no longer to sell underwear. It is to quote shift culture.
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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
"I'm an optimist, partly because I think cynicism is the preserve of people who don't want anything to change who has spent a lot of time energy and money often convincing those of us who do want to see change that it's not worth it, it's too hard. It's impossible. And clearly, Megan, so many people look up to you and you inspire so many people and I just am curious when you were a girl or a young player where they're players or other women that you really looked up to who you drew inspiration from their tenacity, their persistence. Not until it was a little bit older, to be honest. Looking back, I don't feel like I had a lot of access to female professional athletes, really. I grew up watching Michael Jordan and the bulls. I mean, I remember the day the WNBA was created. I was like a junior in high school and I was like, there's finally going to be a women's professional basketball league. I must have been like ten. When that happened. So it wasn't until I would say a couple years before the 99 World Cup where I started to go to a couple games and see that there was women doing what I loved to do in a stadium and playing for the national team and seemingly this was their job. So I would say it really wasn't until then that I feel like I even had the opportunity to have a real role model or an inspiration that I could connect with that you could see yourself in. Yeah. And so when soccer players or other athletes who are younger women starting off in their careers or maybe even thinking about how to begin their careers, come and ask you for advice. What do you tell them? Oh, gosh. It's not fair, but you're going to have to do more. And I think just wrapping your head around that really early on is beneficial. You will have it better than anyone has ever had it, but certainly there's so much room to make it even better for the next generation and take pride in that. I think that's just a reality. I think be absolutely as fearless as you possibly can. I always look at it like the world was not designed for me anyways. So the more time I spend trying to squeeze myself into this pinhole, the more miserable I'll become. So build your own, build your own coalitions, build your own sense of confidence with people who not just are like minded, I think you need that challenge and that difference of opinion, but ultimately who do see the world in a similar fashion and see you as whole. Don't ever let anyone tell you who you are or what you are, the limits of what you can be, not even yourself. I think always shoot for absolutely everything and just see where you end up. And I think to enjoy it as well. I feel like there is a lot of heart about it and there is a lot of struggle, but there's so much joy as well as game is obviously brought me so much joy, but there's joy in the struggle too. It's joyful to be able to, you know, barb at the status quo and poke the bear and to constantly be pushing forward because it's like, you know you have the thing that matters on your side, which is the truth. And the truth is a really hard thing to go against, especially when you have a coalition of people or a team or people in your corner who are willing to do the same thing. And are fighting on that same wavelength. And I know you and your sister are spend time with kids who are playing soccer. And I wonder what you're like as a coach and a mentor for kids. Not a good coach, I'm a great hype person. I'm a great hype woman. I mean, because I hate to say this to parents. I don't know if you have aspirations for your kids to become professional athletes, but more than likely they're not going to. If they're going to be professional athletes, like you're going to know. First of all, they're going to be better than everyone. Basically at every level and they're going to be exceptional and you won't really have to do all that much. But it's the kindness. It's the bravery, you know, it's all the cliches, but it's like the sportsmanship and the teamwork and the conflict resolution. And then just for the kids to have fun, I feel like that's a little bit getting a little bit lost. Youth sports is just this, I think it's been like monetized quite a bit and I think just the fact that kids need to play and play with each other and do physical activity and have the conflict resolution and just be creative in their own bodies is something that I think is really being missed. Because the reality is that 99.9% of these kids aren't going to become professional soccer players or athletes. And they shouldn't feel like a failure because of that. That's just kind of the reality of it. And I think that's kind of how they're made to feel is like, well, if I'm not going to be Megan Rapinoe, is it even worth playing soccer? And it's like, well, yeah, I think. Yeah. It absolutely is. The last question I want to ask, which we're asking everyone in this series is, is there one statistic or factor anecdote about women in soccer or women in sports more broadly in the United States that either really inspires you or enrages you, but knowing you have enrages you that also probably inspired you. Oh man. I think what enrages inspires me, I don't have a number or a statistic for it, likely because it doesn't exist, but the opportunities lost. And I think when people think about pay equity or think about equality, it's always like, okay, well, I was paid $7 and I should have been paid ten. So there's a $3 difference. Well, kind of, but also what would I have done with those $3 and what would $10 have allowed me to do as opposed to 7? And if we put women on TV, all the time, do people like women's sports better? Probably. I don't want to know everything I know about LeBron James. But I know a lot because he's on my TV. So it's like, I think the just lost of all of that is most frustrating to me because particularly as I've become more successful and been able to make more money and being able to make decisions on my own and sort of create a business around myself where I see myself whole and the other people around me see me whole. And now we can go to companies and pitch myself like this. And tell them basically what they need to pay me or tell them how they should be looking at me instead of always letting other people sort of put the limits on. So I think we're starting to see that.
In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
"Black and brown people we represent straight people we represent middle of America and to the coast. To me, I don't understand how people don't see how it's all connected. The way that our federation treated us with the dismissiveness and the lack of respect, rings true with Trump stalking your mom on the stage at a debate, which rings true with what he said about immigrants coming across the border, which is rings true with what Greg Abbott is doing in Texas right now attacking trans families and trans kids in particular. So to me, it's like the power structure wants everything to stay the same forever. And it just so happens almost everyone was cut out of the original design and the power structure and we're just supposed to find our way in there. I feel like whenever I'm sort of taking a stand with something, I never think of who I'm talking to, I think I'm who I'm talking with. And it's always way more than that one person. I mean, Trump, in particular, when he tweeted at me and tweeted at the team during the World Cup, it was obviously a page out of his old playbook, like go attack a powerful woman, hopefully throw her off her game, distraction, heap the whole of the troll world onto me and we'll just see how this person falls apart because it's difficult, but I always feel like there's so much more of us that there is a bem fighting for it. So that's kind of where I find my power and my strength in that, even though it is difficult to stare down your boss or stare down the president of the United States, unfortunate president, yeah. We're taking a quick break, stay with us. Charles didn't have just any coronary artery disease. He had Charles coronary artery disease. Michelle didn't have just any heart attack. She had Michelle's heart attack. At VCU health poly heart center, we know every heart is unique. And as Virginia's only nationally ranked heart program, we'll keep them beating healthy and strong. VCU health Polly heart center. Learn more at VCU health dot org slash heart. Introducing hashtag matter, a brand new 8 episode scripted podcast. We have a 9 9 9 shooting progress. Officer's down. Let me explain something to you about Gerald Hayes. He has one of those dudes that has that switch. You know what I'm saying? And by the time there was gunfire, that switch was turned all the way up. From shondaland audio in partnership with iHeartRadio. I'm author and journalist Kate bell. And this is hashtag magic. Listen to hashtag matter on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hi, I'm Elliott Caleb. Comedian, author, history buff and host of the who was podcast, a history quiz show based on the bestselling book series where kid contestants go toe to toe for a chance to win fantastic prizes. My co host B that's me. And I asked the tough questions like would Mozart, like TikTok. But that's not all we talk about on the show. Usually missing the true look is bed head. All right, I like it. I do gymnastics and I have two scars. Are the scars from gymnastics or will you like wrestling dinosaurs and things like that? I really like history, even my mom says I know more than most adults too. We've got fun games, silly songs, and don't forget to mention our amazing guests. It's me, Frida Kahlo. Hello, everyone. It's me. Aretha Franklin. Listen to the who was podcast, starting march 16th. On the iHeartRadio app,.
In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
The Dan Bongino Show
Even Dan Bongino Had a Better Campaign Meet-and-Greet Than Joe Biden
"Than it was Now keep in mind I even managed to get three people to show up In ocean city in the winter and I never forget it because the guy who set it up was a super nice guy Charles He was an awesome guy But he had a bunch of like subway sandwiches there that was pre Megan Rapinoe so I don't ever shop there again But and I'm thinking like wow these three people are gonna have to eat about 20 of these each to get really but I thought to myself okay like that was embarrassing It was a pretty terrible meet and greet There were only three people but you know what I stayed I stayed for an hour and I sat and talked to those three people forever And we cut out a good time even though I wasn't embarrassed I'm not gonna lie to you But imagine being Joe Biden The former vice president of the United States a senator from the state of Delaware for about 700 years You've been a senator since the Game of Thrones era You've been a senator since dragons roamed the earth and were fighting against the lady in the movie and the big guy who plays Aquaman right now He wasn't a thing That's been a senator since he has been a senator since Conan the barbarian was pushing the thing around the circle when he was a kid if you've seen the movie and getting really big quads from doing it That's how long this guy's been his center He was the vice president for 8 years You do a meet and greet during your campaign and as a self circles for 12 people And only half of them are full Do you understand how embarrassing that is and why does this explain by tying this up for you I hope I am As to why Joe Biden is so uncomfortable with who Joe Biden really is Joe Biden needs to be popular He doesn't need to be
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Cozies up to Biden Administration
"It is true that most people will never likely get to meet reagan. Megan rappeneau but rape mega rappeneau as sister told you points out advocates policy positions and his even become a pal of the by administration. She's got she's in a powerful position. This the dislike of her rights. This terrific inciteful writer at red state. The dislike of megan rappeneau isn't just because she's an annoying person. It's because her critics don't want her. Ill informed opinions on issues like equal pay and the transgender debates over and over again. She has undercut her own arguments on equal pay when trying to make the case that she and her teammates were getting the short end of the stick. The most notable incidents of this happening was during july. Twenty one thousand nine interview with rachel maddow over at msnbc when rappeneau argued in so many words that the best way for people to support the women's team was to buy tickets to games and by their merch in otherwise in other words generate the necessary revenue that would justify getting paid on par with the guys and then we can revisit the equal pay issue again to see if rappeneau who makes hundreds of thousands if not millions in endorsement deals has any further questions. Secondly this is like the nfl or the nba where teams that protests the anthem. Play for different city rap. No place for a national team. The american team making rappeneau represents the united states of america. So her kneeling. When our country's national anthem is played. Is just disgraceful. Pure and
"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room
"Welcome into another episode of the ladies were employed. We have a big one for you guys today. We have big on what. Stop exam so much stuff to get to a fantastic interview with megan regino coming up shortly and we don't want to hold you guys We don't want to spend too much time before we get to that but we did have some big breaking news on the college. Athletics front Just as the day was sort of wrapping up today. The ncaa basically not given a choice anymore. At this point has decided now that they're going to allow colleges college athletes to cash in on their name image and likeness. What do you think jane. You exist among college students. Take it away. Yes i do. I think it's literally the least the ncwa could do and something that doesn't actually take money out of. Its own pockets in order to accomplish the money that athletes be able to get for name image and likeness or coming from other companies are coming from outside sources so the the financial model. Which is you know. take from the poor. Give to the rich that the instable a tends to follow it. I'm paraphrasing Will not be disrupted as a result of this and the other thing. I thought was interesting and a economist. Andy schwartz this out on twitter that the press release that the instability put out saying that athletes would be able to to take advantage of the opportunity to use their names. Like this did not once use the word rights so very much in keeping and so the thing. Is you last week. You had this march and this supreme court came you know had this case. come out. And and you know beer-drinking brett cavanaugh. Who never met a tailgated. Like also you know came out in in a blistering Concurrence wedding the extremely awkward position of agreeing with brett cabin on something. Exactly right no one wants to do that. No one wants to be in that position and yet there you were So i kind of liken this to a scene in a movie where you know you can see a man running for his life and then the and then the shot widens and it's like an entire mob coming after them. And i kind of feel like the nc double a. Is just like running down the street as fast as it can looking for the exit. A huge like zombie hoard stumbling along. Yeah i know exactly right like yeah a lot of options. Last week we have the supreme court opinion. Come down Which basically said that while the ncwa can limit An athlete's right to make money from outside the school..
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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air
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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Was gas lighting and it was manipulative and it was cruel but it also was very. I thought very intentionally meant to silence me. What are some of the repercussions you faced professionally. They're sort of gray repercussions. I'll say You know it in like in terms of sponsorships I didn't lose any sponsorships. Which i think is great. Nike's a big sponsor of mine. They have been very supportive. But i i certainly didn't get any new sponsorships and i certainly didn't get any new opportunities sort of in the short term you know from. Us soccer's perspective from from playing. I really didn't play again until the spring. I think or even later into the next year. we've taken out of the lineup in a sense. Yes so this is where the great part comes in. I i was i had played in those two games in the first. Two games ahead knelt. I think that was in october. So we had a november cam. And i was coming off of an injury so i wasn't really at my best but i was clearly on the way back to my best and you know being a player who had just you know. We just won the world cup. I was a big part of that team. And i think it was all signs relating to i was going to be coming back and playing back to my best but i just needed time so that was sort of used as an excuse of like you know. I think the next camp was left off the roster december. We didn't have camp. January was no game. So i did come in and practice. I was left off the next roster in the next roster. So i think they were like if you just sort of fade off into the distance. We'd be happy with that. You know. I never lost my contract but no they did not really allow me back on the field until the rule was instituted that you had to stand for the national anthem during our games and did you regret kneeling because of that. No no no definitely. Not i mean i think the only that that i regret maybe was when i came back that i didn't keep kneeling That's something that i feel like. I still struggle with you. Know i didn't wanna lose my job. I you know. I didn't want to to not have a platform to talk on. I didn't want to not keep playing for the national team and so that was a really tough decision. I mean i think. I probably made the right decision. Because i sort of battled back and got to a level where i was then undeniable and then. They had a really big problem on their hands. Because i really wasn't going anywhere. I know you're not going anywhere either. But you know that i'm not going into so is it became this sort of you know that i know. Us soccer did eventually lift the ban. When did they lifted. As you know the tragic murder of george floyd and breonna taylor as the protests subsequently swept the nation I think that they realize that that policy not only is now is wrong now but it always was and it was the wrong policy And they came out with a strongly worded statement and rescinded it and did colin kaepernick. Ever get in touch with you. After you kneel yes yes we yeah. We're in touch with each other for sure. And he certainly face consequences for for newly. Yeah he certainly did. And and i think still is Yeah i think he's very much still being blackballed. I mean i think the sentiment among many of the nfl owners still whatever they say. Publicly is much the same as it wasn't two thousand sixteen when he knelt for the first time i think if there had been a dramatic shift in their thinking. I think that you would see calling on the team or at least given a legitimate tryout but i think colin has been really brave in not capitulating to every single demand that the nfl. Has i think if collin comes back and play it will be because he was given a fair shot and he wouldn't have to you know sell himself short on anything. I guess is women's soccer star. Megan repea- piano. We'll be back after a short break. This is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor trade. Whether you're looking to put your money to work in the short term long term or somewhere in between each raids got you covered. E-trade can help you with your finances from saving for a first home to investing for retirement. And they're backed by a team of financial professionals to give you support to get started today. Visit eatright dot com slash. Npr for more information e-trade securities llc member setback. Let's get back to my interview with soccer star meghan repea- no. She's featured in the new documentary. Lfg about the ongoing fight for equal pay for the us women's national soccer team it starts streaming on hbo max tomorrow. Her memoir is called one life. One of the things you write about in your memoir is your older brother. He's the person who kind of got you started soccer because he he's older than you are and was playing before you play it and got you interested in the sport. When he was in his teens he started using drugs opioids meth and heroin and he spent a lot of time in and out of prison and spent a lot of time in solitary confinement And you write that. There was a period when he joined a white supremacist. Gang inside prison and came home with a swastika. Tattoo how were you able. Have you been able to reconcile the person he became in prison. And the brother that you grew up with i mean. I think that we do not understand as people who've never been in prison. I don't think we really understand prison. Society is very different from normal society. Not like a you know wholescale excuse for anybody who does anything bad in prison. But i think that the rules are different. I think also like multiple things can be true at at one time. Things are complicated So maybe that is where he found you know a sense of community or he found a sense of belonging or just protection. I mean i think if your life is on the line. I think pretty much anybody would do anything in their power to save it and so while it was just battling and sort of devastating to even know that it was like okay. Well what what does it mean and talk about. Why did you do this. And like this is frankly insane and i think for him to understanding that you know i think especially in california because it's so racially diverse. I think that a lot of the tension. The tension between the groups was wanted by the prison system to sort of keep everybody in line. It's like as long as all. The prisoners are fighting each other. They're not going to organize and fight against the system. That's oppressing them all in locking them away forever and ruining lives and so. I think he kind of started to realize his journey. Oh maybe the maybe this is you know. We're all fighting amongst each other but maybe we really should be fighting against the prison system or against mass incarceration or the drug laws or the three strikes rule or whatever the reason everybody was in there. And so you know. It's never excusable ever and white. Supremacy is just as dark of a human belief that you could possibly have. But i want to understand it better rather than just say you know. Holy.
AP News Radio
Women's soccer stars join Biden to promote closing pay gap
"President Biden hosted the U. S. women's national soccer team at the White House to mark equal pay day and promote better pay for women women have to work this far into the month of March to catch up with what their male counterparts earnings since last year and president Biden says it's unfair women still earn less than men eighty two cents on the dollar on average he hosted Megan Rapinoe and other members of the U. S. women's national soccer team who sued to try to get the same pay as male athletes I've been devalued I've been disrespected and dismissed because I'm a woman the president is pushing several policies to help narrow the gender wage gap and signed a proclamation that equality is the goal Jackie Quinn Washington
News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
Megan Rapinoe pushes for gender pay equality
"Corwin hate reports that Megan Rippin Oh, is telling a House committee gender equality Is systemic or rather, gender inequality, I should say is systemic. The former Seattle Rain goalie and two time World Cup champion tells the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Equal pay for equal work remains elusive Rippin Oh cites her lengthy quest to sea world class women's soccer players compensated as well as men. We've filled stadiums. We've broken viewing records. We've sold out our jerseys, all the popular metrics by which we are judged. And yet despite all of this were still paid less than our male counterpart. If that can happen in the spotlight of big time sports it can and it does happen to every person who is marginalized by gender, she says. Discrimination accounts for the pay
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird announce engagement
"Megan Ra Pino and WN Ba star Sue Bird have announced their engagement images on birds. Instagram Friday reveal the moment in which rippin Oh proposed with an engagement ring moment. The 35 year old oil rain midfielder and team captain in the 40 year old Seattle Storm point guard started dating shortly after the first met at 2016 Olympics. That's the latest
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Seattle sports stars, including Russell Wilson, to host ESPYs remotely
"It will be a Seattle flavor for Sunday night's virtual espys combos bill Ford says the war Joe will honor new heroes and offer a message of hope during challenging times from the global pandemic to a worldwide protest over racial injustice twenty twenty has been a different unforgettable year because of covert nineteen instead of a five thousand person audience in Los Angeles for the first time ESPN sports awards show will have the three co host in remote settings the trio all happen to play and live in Seattle I am also wills I'm super animator Pena the espys there's a night to celebrate hope courage strength and resilience the storm sue bird and rains Megan Rapinoe our partners and share a house which makes it easier for television crews setting up service perseverance the moments that inspire and the power of sports to unite the dynamic duo will get a chance to show off their sense of humor which they've been honing in their own quarantine podcast called a touch more Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set up an SP red carpet in his home singer wife an expecting mom Sierra will likely make an appearance Wilson tells ABC's Good Morning America we're gonna have some special moments over the years the espys a poke fun and highlighted amazing athletic achievements they're also a platform for important messages like we witnessed in two thousand eighteen from Dwyane Wade the late Kobe Bryant and lebron James use our Florence and renounce all violence the racial profiling has to stop Russell Wilson and other African American athletes not afraid to lead a movement for social change right now it's a no brainer for us to really emphasize the significance of what's going on around the world chores chores and the espys will honor heroes galore including former boxing champion Kim Kleinfeld who became a nursing Canada's battle against corona virus she received the Pat Tillman award for service the espys error at six o'clock Seattle time Sunday on ESPN I'm bill Schwartz come on news
Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
U.S. Soccer repeals stand-for-anthem policy
"U. S. soccer's board of governors voted to roll back a twenty seventeen policy requiring national team members to kneel during the national anthem the rules originally passed after Megan Rapinoe of two colors L. rain in the women's national team kneeled during the anthem is in a pair of twenty sixteen national
AP News Radio
US Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting U. S. soccer repeals its rule that banned that kneeling during the national anthem U. S. soccer's board of directors has voted to repeal the policy that banned players from kneeling during the national anthem the policy was adopted in twenty seventeen in response to Megan Rapinoe kneeling in support of NFL player Colin Capra Nick the board repealed the policy during a conference call Wednesday the decision came after more than two weeks of nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knees into Floyd's neck hi Mike Rossio
Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
US Soccer kneeling ban may be repealed
"Are hearing about the U. S. soccer federation considering lifting the ban on kneeling during the national anthem the policy requiring players for the national anthem D. team to stand during the anthem was passed in two thousand sixteen after midfielder Megan Rapinoe followed former forty Niners player Colin Kaepernick's lead and knelt during the anthem before a game Stepanek had said he wouldn't show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of
AP News Radio
Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement
"Former president Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address for a televised special next week for the high school class of twenty twenty I marquees are loaded with the latest most of this year's high school graduating class won't get the graduation they imagined but years from now they can honestly say yeah the Jonas brothers and Barack Obama were at my virtual graduation Obama has been added to the graduate together special that will air on ABC CBS NBC and fox as well as twenty other broadcast and online outlets on may sixteenth the event also features lebron James Megan Rapinoe forever Williams her bad bunny and other celebrities
AP News Radio
Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement
"Most of this year's high school graduating class won't get the graduation they imagined but years from now they can honestly say yeah the Jonas brothers and Barack Obama were at my virtual graduation Obama has been added to the graduate together special that will air on ABC CBS NBC and fox as well as twenty other broadcast and online outlets on may sixteenth the event also features lebron James Megan Rapinoe forever Williams her bad bunny and other celebrities marches are a Lotta
AP 24 Hour News
Superstar gymnast Simone Biles voted AP's Female Athlete of the Year
"Jim this to Simone Biles is the twenty nineteen AP female athlete of the year Biles edged U. S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe in a vote meanwhile skiing star makayla Schifrin placed third Biles captured the award in twenty sixteen following a show stopping performance at the Rio Olympics where she won five medals in all four of them gold she spent most of the following twelve months taking a break before it ng to the gym in the fall of twenty seventeen saying she owed it to ourselves to mine the depth of her talents her twenty five World Championship medals are the most by any gymnast ever
AP News Radio
Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year
"In the gymnastics world the four foot eight inch Biles is considered the gold the greatest of all time she owns twenty five World Championship medals the most for any gender thing what I've done it it's been an amazing experience and I don't think I could be more proud of myself after winning four gold medals at the Rio Olympics Simone Biles took some time off and returned stronger than ever she also spoke out for change in the wake of the Larry Nasser sexual abuse scandal that has shaken USA gymnastics to its core we've done everything that they asked us for even when we didn't want to and they couldn't do one day on the job you had one job you literally have one job and you couldn't protect Simone Biles is now looking ahead to Tokyo in the twenty twenty games she edged out women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe in a vote by a P. member sports editors and a P. beat writers I met Donahue
Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated sportsperson of year
"See that Megan Rapinoe is being named Sports Illustrated sports person of the year the fourth woman to be individually named Sports Illustrated sports person of the year in the sixty six year history of title on and off the pitch undeniable what she did a great World Cup and afterwards
BBC World Service
Rapinoe, Messi win FIFA player of the year awards
"Leo Messi Megan Rapinoe with a big win is that the best awards will they were named the men's and women's player of the year at the awards ceremony six time that Messi is one of version of the FIFA player of the year award of course he led Barcelona to two trophies last season anyone is ten for league title with the club we beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk in the voting Meghan retaining schooled six goals and pull the USA's they retain the World Cup the xi in the women's game she beat Lucie Braun than Alex Morgan to that women's award repeating it also became a vocal advocate for many of the issues facing football Jordan the World Cup and continued that theme in our acceptance speech