35 Burst results for "Megan Rapinoe"

Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Cozies up to Biden Administration

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:48 min | 2 months ago

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

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room

Ladies Room

05:53 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room

"Man that way that you're not like he's not your partner. He's not your dad. It's just some dude in bliss hockey and i was just thinking about that in the context of the reactions that we have with immediately of guys not believing that their hero who is ten years younger than them could do. Sounds just being and it's just were just in the creepiest fog industry. sometimes yes that is true And i think on a daylight today we've seen the very worst bit an on another day. We can discuss what's great about it Yeah but i don't feel like you're deeming it they kinda. I don't feel like not feeling no. No i mean you know what redeems it is talking to megara pino about what she does and what she's doing and the momentum and You know the strength that she has. Because i think we all just need a little piece of that if we're going to have to whether what we have to in the business. Yeah and by the way shoutout to the women of howard who are handling felicia shot for adam really now. Do you tell how she tweeted out. Like when it was announced the bill cosby was being released. She was like yes. An innocent man has been vindicated or something like that that he is the dean of their arts the fine arts program and is there a coordinated effort to push back against as i did. That's what i did see. But i would be very pleased to to learn more about that. I i mean. I don't know how coordinated it is other than the kind of coordination where you see your friends wayne in on something important so you feel like you need to do the same. Yeah and also nicole. Hannah jones got tenure today slash great. Finally that is something that actually has been on my mic. Quite a bit. Just considering that. I also have a little space in academia Then and i admire so much what she did and to you know to have this idea that journalism is neutral and then have you know the donor Who runs the arkansas democrat You know say that. He's absolutely neutral and beliefs journalist should be neutral and then he's doing the back door agitation against her her her physician there as though that said somehow neutral. It just goes to show you. This idea of objectivity only applies to people who are willing to wield their power behind the seeds and there can be outwardly neutral and it costs them nothing And they maintain the neutral stance without actually while actually using their power to jim as a means to an end it And then someone like nicole. Hannah jones than the only reason that you've done this sixty nineteen project is because you're black and you care about that and you know what the answer to that should be like..

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room

Ladies Room

04:54 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room

"I want us all to make as much money as possible so that when we are done we do have the freedom to decide what we want to do and to put our talents. You know wherever we want to put our passion wherever you want. So i wanna make that clear but i think part of honestly what we mean when we say that is like we know it's not coming to us. We know that all of the work that were doing now because it takes a long because it's so arduous. I mean you know on the eve of turning thirty six and I don't know how many years i have left like. I might get one or two years out of this new contract or three or four years out of this new contract but like part of it is just almost like a realistic. Yeah this isn't really for me. So i hope to god that the next generation doesn't have to do the same stuff that we do and that hopefully they will be in a much better position. And if that's you know the sort of legacy that we can have the gifts that we can give or the work that we have to do now like i'll be jealous of them and probably bitter. But i'll be happy for them in like a small part of my heart and i'll make them pay for everything every time i see them rights. Will i think you know we all saw the tweets that the well. Actually we read that. Us soccer put out after deer. And and it's just they make the argument again well. Women negotiated this contract and they built the contract on the back of a series of contracts. That were negotiated by lawyer. Who was the phrase. No one cares about women's sports personified and with a law degree. I mean that is what you're negotiating on the basis of so to frame it as though this were choice and this was all negotiated from a point of strength. Is i think a complete misreading of how these contracts have come about..

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room

Ladies Room

04:16 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room

"Any longer so we're gonna take a quick break only right back. You're in the ladies room joining us now. In the ladies room is someone who was right at the top of our list and we started talking about this podcast who we want to have on this podcast. Boom right at the top. She is probably the most famous member of the us national women's soccer team. She is an activist and author a captain for the rain. Where so thrilled to have. Megan rufino joining us in the ladies. Going on you guys. Thanks for having me appreciate it. I was trying to do like a kermit. The frog thing you know. But it just jared didn't work nailed it. Thank you. I i think you just have to say. Let's fucking go. Yeah you've i've watched it last night. Megan and it is fantastic. So if you haven't seen let's fucking go you have to look for l. f. g. on. Hbo max i was so fired up after watching it. I got into a fight with my husband. Just like in solidarity. I don't know what you did. You fucking did something. Just sit there and be quiet so you know. I think that i was just telling jane. We talk about a lot of hard topics on this show. And one of the ones that we always come back to is the way that women working in sports media are undervalued and under-compensated. And i really appreciated showing. How much work you guys put into this. The late night phone calls in the early morning phone calls in the depositions and in all the conversations with lawyers in the thing that really struck me from this the point that i think we should be hammering at people over and over and over is how wildly successful you guys have to be in order to earn a little bit more money than what the men are making the. Yeah yeah yeah yes exactly I had a twitch in my for like three months after that deposition. I swear. I was like i need emotional damages just for this twitch in my either held onto yeah no. It is just incredible. Really i mean if you think about any other you know athlete or team that has been as successful as we have been over the course that we've of course of time that we've been successful whether that's I.

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Ladies Room

Ladies Room

05:37 min | 4 months ago

"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

Fresh Air

02:23 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:46 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

"A member. Fdic two women have recently released albums covering songs made famous by two men. The first is called standing in the doorway. Chrissie hinde sings bob dylan. The other is the whalen sessions in which shannon mcnally sing songs associated with country singer. Waylon jennings record. Ken tucker says that. In very different ways mcnally and hind the lead singer of the pretenders are finding new things old songs. She's like silence.

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:12 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Sites premise. I'm never gonna talk to you again. Is she comfortable with you. Writing about him i think. Sometimes i'm sure sometimes he's not probably in the better times he is. You know it's it's difficult. Because i feel like when he gets really sober you know. He's about all these things. He was working really hard and Know getting his education. He was doing a lot of work with criminal justice reform. He was doing on a work even in like racial equity and talking about things and breaking down some of these believes that maybe he had with himself and he was doing really amazing work. We're aligned you know from a philosophical perspective and how we see the world in in so many ways and then there's another person there's there's a person who's addicted to drugs and who get strung out in who just does what they can to survive. survived through the daily horrors. That is addiction. And so i think in some ways probably yes and in some ways probably not. We're living in a very divisive time. You got a lot of criticism. In addition to a lot of praise for taking a knee shortly after colin kaepernick did so you represent american teams in the olympics and in In the world cup. What does the flag mean to you. What does like american pride. National pride mean to you. I see american pride or at least my my personal pride or what. I think that the flag should mean is like an impossible standard in which we are all always trying to get to like. We're not there. We were never there first of all. The country was founded not on freedom and liberty and justice for all. I think we can just start to be very honest with ourselves about that. It doesn't mean that we don't have some of those qualities in that we can work towards some of those qualities but this country was founded on shadow slavery and the brutal and ruthless system of slavery. So let's let's all really honest about that. So when i look at the flag. When i wanna see us constantly trying to live up to these words and live up to this ideal where all people are free and all people do have all the rights and all people can have a life filled with liberty and justice for all and who work hard and have a good life and all of these things. But i think we just so clearly have so far to go. And so i see. Patriotism is constantly demanding better of ourselves. So you've ever stylish and your street. Where and in red carpet looks i. Forget which we're which which trophy that you won. But you wore a gown with a plunge-neckline very stylish and elegant and a very very feminine and you're somebody who used to always dress like a boy when when when you were young so when and i should mention like during one big game you dyed her hair platinum during another. You died at pink so when when did that happen that you became conscious of style. You know. I think i've always been conscious of style. I think much more stylish now than i used to be. But i think i've always been always like had jewelry or tied little things on my wrist or worn rings necklaces. Or or whatever I think that comes from my mom. She's always like you know does things for herself. That's her form of self expression and self care in a way. And i also believe that. Everybody should live in their full individuality. It's interesting because we live in a society that values the sort of individual over the greater good but we require that individual to fit in this tiny box of what we deem as a society acceptable in like. Nobody really fits into that right and so i think with fashion and in whether that be a red carpet or you know just what. I'm wearing to the grocery store. It's like a way that i express myself and that i speak to myself for myself so i don't really get dressed for anyone else like sometimes i feel more masculine. Sometimes i feel more feminine. Sometimes i like to wear whatever but it's all just like to sort of feed my own individuality and creativity in it just makes me feel good. You said that when things that sets the team apart is that you always believe that you'll win and in fact like we believe that we will win is even a chance at your games. So is that how you're naturally inclined or did you have to fool yourself into thinking into actually believing that you will win and can you teach me how to do that. I'm such i. I am not like yes. I know i will be great. I know i will win. It took some time. I think coming onto the team at a young age. You realize very quickly. Well first of all we do win a lot so that is what you become accustomed to. But it's it goes deeper. We win a lot because we really truly deep down believe that we're going to win. I think that comes from battling against each other all the time and understanding that it. It takes more than just a desire to win to win. You know it takes a belief it takes determination and it takes a hard work. It takes a trust and it takes vulnerability with each other to show up in that way into to be able to kind of lay it out all on the line all the time. I've been in so many games. Honestly where i feel like the other team is too insecure to show how much they want to win and so they just don't. There's no insecurity on our team about that. It's like we will. I mean embarrassed ourselves to the degree to win a game. I think like we would. We would go that far because it's just what do you do to embarrass yourself to win. We don't care if we're down four zero we will never give up. We don't care if we look stupid. Or whatever like what just we just focus on winning and never giving up. i think it's more of the never giving up part megan repeal. Thank you so much for talking with us. And congratulations again on your engagement. And also on their new book. Thank you so much for having me on my interview with meghan repeat no was recorded in november after the publication of her memoir one life. She's featured in a new documentary about the fight for pay for the us women's national soccer team it will start streaming on hbo max tomorrow. She's heading with the team to tokyo for the olympics. After we take a short break. Ken tucker will review new albums by chrissie. Hinde singing dylan songs and shannon mcnally doing songs associated with country singer. Waylon jennings this is fresh. Air message comes from. Npr sponsor e. 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 support to get started today. Visit eatright dot com slash. Npr for more information e-trade securities llc. 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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:54 min | 4 months ago

"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.

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

06:29 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Did you convince her to come out. You know it's funny. The one of the first things that my twin sister said was a sue l. And i was like no. She's not like she's out with her family and friends and all of that but not with the media and she was like well she's not going to go to this very thing ever which is so true. It's like i mean even though we're only five years apart that age difference in terms of you know the national dialogue or what it was like for her in college compared to what it was like for me and call is so vastly different. It's almost like we're a generation. Apart in that way of how society was thinking about gay and talking about gay and so in a way. I think it was just like she got his place. She was fine with her family. Find with a friend never really liked struggled with it all that much but it was like something that she's more private in general but yeah once once big gay. Megan came onto the scene. She she had to make a decision very quickly. I think we've talked about your work as an lgbtq activist you took a knee in two thousand sixteen week after colin kaepernick did you are thirty. One were a veteran of two world cups in two olympic games. And it sounds from your memoir like it was a pretty spontaneous Pretty spontaneous move on your part. Tell us what went through your mind when you did it. And what the immediate reaction was or the immediate reaction was bad for most people. I would say. But i think bad in the mainstream sense bad in the twitter sphere and all of that but in bad among white people but actually i would say the amount of support which came later and came in different ways. You know from black people. White people people all across the spectrum so so far outweighed all of the negativity but of course mainstream media social media fans general which are predominantly white. And i think just the you know. The majority of america was very very upset at that time what. I was thinking at the time. So we've gone through the summer of two thousand fourteen we've gone through the black lives matter protests. You know through two thousand fifteen. That's all still happening. Two thousand sixteen summer was just so tragic You know on sterling and philanthropist deal and you know the dallas police officers shot. I think there was more police officer shot in louisiana as well on just kind of coming to ahead. The wnba players had staged protests during their season. Actually refusing to to talk about anything. But in so you kinda get to this moment in in colin kaepernick where you know. The first moment that i saw him speak on sportscenter. Whatever it was it was like it just was very simple to me like this is clearly happening throughout the country. We've gone through trayvon martin. We've gone through michael brown. We've gone through you. Know tamir rice and flambeau. Castillon all of these. Sandra bohannon all of these horrible tragedies and i mean of course. We're at this moment. And and of course what. He's is true and it just really struck me and he sort of put an action to the words that he was saying the words that i had been reading for so long in the words you know of all of these black lives matter protests and it just was like okay. This is an action. That i can do that i can help with. My guest is soccer. Champion and activist. Meghan repeat no her memoirs called one life. she's featured in the new documentary about the ongoing fight for equal pay for the us women's national soccer team it starts streaming on hbo. Max tomorrow. we'll hear more of the interview after a break. This is fresh air this message comes from. Npr sponsor wise helping people send and receive money internationally. Customer leah andrews shares one of the challenges of running a global business and dealing with different currencies. It was quite a shock to say how much i was losing by stone. I thought that right would bay. That would come through. So that was how i found. Wise join over ten million people and businesses and try wise for free at wise dot com slash. Npr let's get back to my interview with megan. No i spoke with her in november after the publication of her memoir one life. It was also shortly after. She announced her engagement to sue. Bird a champion player in the wnba in two thousand sixteen a week after colin kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem. Repea- no took in the in support and face the consequences. So i wanna read something that You reprint in your memoir and this is what. Us soccer said in an official statement. And you say it might as well have been headed. Dear megan so the statement was representing. Your country is a privilege and honor for any player or coach that is associated with the us soccer's national team in front of national and often global audiences. The playing of our national anthem is an opportunity for men's and women's national team players and coaches to reflect upon the liberties and freedom. We all appreciate in the country as part of the privilege to represent your country. We have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand an honor our flag while the national anthem is played. What was your action reaction when you read that statement. I couldn't believe it. I think i truly sort of dumbstruck. Really upset me the nerve and the audacity to say what they did in that statement. It is an honor and privilege that we all have in this country. I don't think so. I don't think we do all have that in this country so it missed the entire point clearly and it was just cruel in a way It.

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:12 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

"I think because they have so many kids in the sports programs where a lot better the soccer programs where a lot better they were split up by by boys and girls. I'm sure a lot earlier but ours was kinda like well. Let's just get the best. You know twenty kids that we can find and we'll just work with that but the parents on the other team and even the boys on the other team we're really kind of taken aback by it. You know comments coming from the parents on the sideline. Oh don't let the girl beat you or the boys you could just tell on the other team. We're just uncomfortable with the fact that they were being beaten or being battered by a girl but that was kind of the first time i sort of realized like oh. These parents are not not used to this in clearly. This is something that they should look a little deeper into because they seem quite upset. You're right that you knew you were never going to be the fastest player or the strongest player. So you had to develop a style rooted in something other than beating people through physical force. Do you think that thinking that you wouldn't be like the strongest or the fastest helped. You develop your footwork. Oh yeah definitely. I think it helped me develop not just my footwork but my awareness in the game. Some people can outrun everyone. Some people are better understanding spatial awareness. I think i was good at that. I think i was understanding how i could make space for myself for myself in a sort of a strategic way. I'm i'm athletic enough. Obviously to be able to run fast and do things. But i think i just developed other parts of my game that no matter how fast you are how strong you are. You can still be be really successful if you're creative with the game if you have good vision if you know how to get open if you know how to pull defenses apart if you can anticipate all those kinds of things so i want to ask you about one of your most spectacular plays which a lot of us have seen either when it happened or on youtube. The video went viral. It was in two thousand eleven. You kick the ball across the field of a big amazing cross and then abby wambach handed in to the goal. So i want you to describe it from your perspective. We're in dresden germany It's two thousand and eleven. This is my first world cup. The game is going very strange from the outset. The crowd actually was was quite neutral. I think whenever we travel we generally get a pretty pro american crowd. There's been very few times where we haven't had that. But the game was weird. We had gotten a red card in the sixtieth minute. Maybe so one of our players was ejected losing at the time maybe two to one and it was just felt weird sort of energy in the crowd. I think around the time that our players got ejected brazil. They started you know wasting time and using different tactics. But i think they were just trying to waste time and get to the end of the game so we ended up tying it up we end up going into overtime they score in overtime and you can kind of feel the crowd turn on them as they start to have more antics and try to waste more time and this and that so there was some whistling happening and we get down to the very final minutes of the game. I mean. we're we're already passed the time. I think it was in the hundred and twenty second minute and i'm really just thinking to myself like like we're gonna lose like oh my god like we're gonna lose the ball you know. It's i'm looking at the clock. It's down in our end. We've just taken the ball from the resilience and then i'm just like we're going to be you know the the us team that goes out the that we've ever had. It's just tragic. We start to dribble up the field. It comes across to the middle carli lloyd Gets the ball. And i'm just thinking like it. Seemed like she held onto the dribble the ball for five hours but it was probably three seconds. It finally comes over to me and in all of its sense. It was just a hail. Mary didn't see but i knew she better be there. I was i was like i don't know where else do you would be. You'd better be somewhere around where i'm trying to kick it and i just heaved it. I just kicked literally as hard as i could. And you have this insane sort of last-second goal which very rarely happens in soccer. I'm essentially that the game was over. Went into you. Know we tied it. Up went into overtime in one in penalties but that was sort of the deciding moment and it was just just an exceptional moment of emotion. I think for everybody to feel at the same time from the players on the field to the crowd to the people back home it was. It was just insane. You are one of the first women on the. Us national women's soccer team to come out. There were plenty of other women who were gay but not out one of the only gay players at the time which is hilarious considering. How many gay people really on the team. So what made you decide like you were going to publicly. Come out you know. I honestly felt like. I mean even going back to when i first sort of discovered i was gay myself which happen very shortly after i got to college. I never struggled with that. I was actually thrilled. I thought okay. This is awesome. I felt like my whole life. Sort of like clicked into place And it just gave me this whole new sense of of myself And just this confidence. I think kind of bloomed and exploded in me And it was during. I mean i think at the time maybe just before that prop eight had been on the ballot in california from california You know generally. I think these cases were coming before the supreme court and it just kind of came like. Why am i not out. I didn't really have a lot of interaction with media. Where i had to hide it or what you know. Nobody was asking. That's not really an appropriate question to ask them one but it just became one of those things where did start to notice myself saying some things and not others and i just was like what am i doing. Why am i. Why am i even doing that. And why am i not out knowing that it could probably have a really positive impact in so i just kind of made the decision. It was actually on the on the plane ride home from that. Two thousand eleven world cup. I was sitting next to my friend. Laurie who's also out Played on the team for a long time. It was just yeah just kind of became. Like why am i not out this. This is not feeling right and so I i think a couple months to sort of figure out exactly what i wanted to do. And then Came out before the london olympics in two thousand twelve and what changed afterwards publicly. I think a lot changed. I still to this day. Have you know people coming up to me or writing to me or whatever. It may be thanking me or saying you know. I'm the reason they felt okay with themselves or i'm the reason their family was okay. Or you know parents coming up to me who you know very clearly have little budding gay children and even if it's an unspoken thing it's they see themselves and me. They see a future for their children. That isn't you know just all about the stereotype that you here. Which is how hard life is to be gay and not to say that life isn't difficult being gay for a lot of people it really is but it's not all bad. It's not all struggle. Whenever i go into a room like we don't have to talk about the fact that i'm gay or an interview or whatever it doesn't have to be all about that but i'm very out and proud and we'll show that and will live a very out an open life and i think that that's vital for people to see. I think sue bird who you're engaged in who is a wnba star. Thinks she was not out when you started your relationship..

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:04 min | 4 months ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Fresh Air

"I'm terry gross. My guest meghan re piano is an icon as champion soccer player and as an activist and twenty nineteen after the. Us women's national soccer team won their fourth world cup. She was awarded the golden boot for top scorer. And the golden ball. For the tournament's best player she is the former co captain of the team. Re pinot also helped her team win a gold medal at the two thousand twelve olympics for a while. She was practically the only openly gay player on the us women's national team which put her in the spotlight as lgbtq activist. She was an early supporter of black lives matter and was embroiled in controversy when she took a knee during the national anthem in two thousand sixteen and solidarity with colin kaepernick fought for equal pay and women's soccer and was part of a discrimination lawsuit against the us soccer federation. The teams claim about equal. Pay was dismissed but the team is appealing. The decision re piano is one of the women's soccer players featured in a new documentary about the fight for equal pay called. Lfg which will start streaming on hbo max. Tomorrow i spoke with her last november after the publication of her memoir one life. It was shortly after. She announced her engagement to sue. Bird a champion player in the wnba. At the time the tokyo olympics had been cancelled and not yet rescheduled but the olympics are back on and she's headed with the team to the games this summer. Megan welcome to fresh air. And congratulations on your engagement. How much of things changed since two first came out like nearly ten years. Ago here yeah. That's an interesting question Thank you for the for the congratulations of course I think in in so many ways you know we're we're further along and we're in a better place and in so many ways we're sort of exactly where we were. It's always a balance for me. I've i've find that while it feels like we're so much further. You know the the fact that you know. Lgbtq people have only been allowed to marry in this country for five years that sort of stands in stark opposition to it so on the one hand. I feel like we're going in the right direction and on the other hand i think we have a lot of work left to do You've helped turn women's soccer into a very popular sport in the us and you've helped pave the way for more equity in women's sports gives us a sense of some of the disparities between how men and women have been paid in in soccer and how they've been treated the amount of money that we could possibly earn in our contract compared to the amount of money that the men could possibly earn in. The contract is very different. I think a lot of a lot is made about the guaranteed money in our contract and the different compensation structures that we have but when you look at the possibility of money For each team ours ours is vastly vastly lower than the men and you run like a championship. Women's team in the men's team was losing team and they were getting paid so much more than you're yeah. Yeah and i and i think that was something that we felt that. The court really didn't fully appreciate We'll just say for for round number sake if we captured ninety percent of our total compensation available in our in our contract and you know the men only captured fifty percent of it. We earned about the same dollar for dollar amount. Meanwhile we've won two world cups. We've won nearly every family that we've played in. We've won all the tournaments. We've been very successfully. Both you know both commercially Marketing wise sponsorships and branding and all that and obviously been been very successful on the field and so it's kind of the work twice as hard or win twice as much or be twice as successful and and to get paid you know about the same dollar for dollar amount That sort of at the heart of pay inequity in gender discrimination. We feel. I think people have been pretty. Dismissive of women's sports is always taking the secondary place But i think you know like women like you and women like sue bird are really bringing women into sports in whether they can actually like identify with the players and see themselves on the field in the way that they can't quite with men's sports and i wonder like what that means to you to be a part of that i mean i think we are in a big way much more relatable. I think with women because our sports are smaller and we're not seen as these celebrities quite yet. I think the excessive has been so much more readily available to fans. You know to admires or even two brands. I think that they understand that. There's there's a level of intimacy that you can get to the female athlete that maybe you're not gonna get you with a male athlete which i think has helped us to be honest. I think it's helping to grow our fan base in helping to make us more more relatable. But i think the balance has to be there as well. I don't think you know having us have. Everybody thinks that they can just come up to us all the time. And like you know where they're best friends and everything is is necessarily The way either. But i think they see in us a collective struggle to be seen to be valued into be appreciated fairly. I think they see us as not only fighting for ourselves for a better place or more equitable place in the world. But really for everyone. And so that's sort of forces women into a position where we have to be activists where we have to be role models because we are actually fighting for a better world yes for our selves. But in turn. I think for everybody else as well. So we've been talking about women's soccer and some of the inequities in men's and women's sports when you started playing soccer when you around six there wasn't like a girls team for you to be part of so you and your twin sister Became members of the boys team. How did it feel for you as a girl to be on the boys team. 'cause you know another thing you say in your book is that you don't think you ever dominated a team the way you dominated that boys team when you were a child and i'm also wondering liked. The boys really appreciate that. Like she's really great and she is on our team or did they think it was weird or maybe even uncomfortable. That girl was beating them. You know you are on the same team. You were better than they were You know. I don't think i ever really really thought about it. Probably until you know fifth or sixth grade. I think that's when you know. Gender lines are drawn more clearly because all growing up we played with each other. We played with boys. It was during recess during you know intramural sports or whatever it may be sort of our town sports. It was just kind of like what it was and i think from a very early age my sister rachel and i were always the best like there was no question so it wasn't like we were coming up against these boys and kind of holding our own or kind of not. We were kind of kicking. Everyone's but i don't think the boys even looked at us like oh these are girls and we're not supposed to lose two girls. It's kind of like well. Yeah those are the twins and like they're better than everyone. It was interesting actually. I think that we were maybe eleven or twelve. We played on a boys team that traveled to sacramento from a pretty small town in northern california. Called reading is about two and a half hours drive from sacramento to a town that.

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Women's soccer stars join Biden to promote closing pay gap

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00:51 sec | 7 months ago

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

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Megan Rapinoe pushes for gender pay equality

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:45 sec | 7 months ago

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

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Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird announce engagement

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00:21 sec | 1 year ago

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

News, Traffic and Weather

02:11 min | 1 year ago

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

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U.S. Soccer repeals stand-for-anthem policy

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00:16 sec | 1 year ago

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

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US Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

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

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US Soccer kneeling ban may be repealed

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement

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00:39 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

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

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

Sports 600 ESPN

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

"Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the U. S. women's team on Wednesday took the pitch pre game with their shirts inside out of hiding the U. S. soccer crashed they're also skeptic go via ology that was issued by the U. S. soccer federation the president Carlos Cordeiro that apology coming on Wednesday earlier on ESPN radio or service pain away if you didn't question exactly what the motives are of the soccer federation before you you certainly if they have made very clear what what their goal is right now and that is to support boys and men's soccer regardless of influence success or revenue I say that because the original argument that they often made was about revenue streams and then as the women despite being under funded passed by the men in many revenue categories they started changing their argument to antiquated PS like saying that the men because of science are stronger and faster and therefore more skilled and if the men's team was going to play the women's who would win as if that applies to real life in any way whatsoever since these women do not play men play other women and they beat them all the time whenever they are asked to in every single tournament in a way that has done far more for soccer in this country than the men's team has consistently underperforming and not being able to live up to the claims that soccer's gonna take over just as soon as our men's team literally even qualifies for the World Cup not to mention wins it like the women keep doing and they followed that up with the argument that the job that the men's national team player does carries more responsibility in part because they face hostile fans of their own home games guess why because they suck because they can't fill the stands with their own fans because they're not any good and sometimes when they go to other countries those fans are mean to them so that's a tougher job and they should get paid more as if the opposing fans being jerks to them is more of a barrier that centuries of institutionalized sexism a lack of funding and a federation that doesn't even support its own program these arguments are so dumb and so blatantly sexist but it becomes extremely clear that this federation which by the way is not a private league that is set up to profit like say the NBA or the NFL it is a federation whose proposed purpose is to support soccer for boys and girls and men and women and to support our national teams and they are not doing that because they are giving their sons a thousand dollar investment and their daughters a dollar and then they're asking the daughters how come your business isn't doing as well if you are going to consistently underfunded and under invest and then try to use revenue streams as an argument for why you should keep investing in the one that you've already invested in your questions twenty two they're never going to catch up and then when they do catch up despite you underfunding them then you change the argument so there's still a little bit of contentiousness between the two sides incidently again the U. S. wins the she believes Cup three one with a win over Japan they win their third Cup the only country to win the she believes Cup what more than once they also wanted twenty sixteen and twenty eighteen straight ahead things are on hold things are up in the air a lot of questions sports arena continues he has been radio.

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

Sports 600 ESPN

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

"This ugly Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the U. S. women's team on Wednesday took the pitch pre game with their shirts inside out of hiding the U. S. soccer crest they're also skeptic go via ology that was issued by the U. S. soccer federation the president Carlos Cordeiro that apology coming on Wednesday earlier on ESPN radio or Sarah Spain white if you didn't question exactly what the motives are of the soccer federation before you you certainly it they've made very clear what what their goal is right now and that is to support boys and men's soccer regardless of influence success or revenue I say that because the original argument that they often made was about revenue streams and then as the women despite being under funded passed by the men in many revenue categories they started changing their argument to antiquated B. S. like saying that the men because of science are stronger and faster and therefore more skilled and if the men's team was going to play the women's who would win as if that applies to real life in any way whatsoever since these women do not play man they play other women and they beat them all the time whenever they are asked to in every single tournament in a way that has done far more for soccer in this country than the men's team has consistently underperforming and not being able to live up to the claims that soccer's gonna take over just as soon as our men's team literally even qualifies for the World Cup not to mention wins it like the women keep doing and they follow that up with the argument that the job that the men's national team player does carries more responsibility in part because they face hostile fans of their own home games guess why because they suck because they can't fill the stands with their own fans because they're not any good and sometimes when they go to other countries those fans are mean to them so that's a tougher job and they should get paid more as if the opposing fans being jerks to them is more of a barrier that centuries of institutionalized sexism a lack of funding and a federation that doesn't even support its own program these arguments are so dumb and so blatantly sexist that it becomes extremely clear that this federation which by the way is not a private league that is set up to profit like say the NBA or the NFL it is a federation whose proposed purpose is to support soccer for boys and girls and men and women and to support our national teams and they are not doing that because they are giving their sons a thousand dollar investment and their daughters a dollar and then they're asking the daughters how come your business isn't doing as well if you are going to consistently underfunded and under invest and then try to use revenue streams as an argument for why you should keep investing in the one that you've already invested in your questions twenty two they're never going to catch up and then when they do catch up despite you underfunding them then you change the argument so there's still a little bit of contentiousness between the two sides incidently again the U. S. wins the she believes cop three one with a win over Japan they win their third Cup the only country to win the she believes Cup what more than once they also wanted twenty sixteen and twenty eighteen straight ahead things are on hold things are up in the air a lot of questions sports arena continues its ESPN.

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Superstar gymnast Simone Biles voted AP's Female Athlete of the Year

AP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated sportsperson of year

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:18 sec | 2 years ago

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

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"He cared Megan Rapinoe I think purple pink yeah and her yeah she's she's pretty not the animals U. S. women's soccer player or one of the women's soccer players like wait my team it's all about me right she apparently was be stowed the glamour woman of the year award you follows of course in the footsteps of Caitlyn Jenner that's right that's right even an actual woman and I would say that my going to get done we as we said it like a million times on the show I remember well if I will be on on Monday and see who's worth saying I feel like it's were saying because you know what it's the truth the people handle the truth then I guess we just won't be on the show on Monday Caitlyn Jenner is a person who lives as a woman but who in fact is biologically male that is a statement of fact and it will never change yeah the glamour decided Hey we're going to go ahead and make that guy a a woman of the year and that it's this is what people are doing now and feminists are all around the world were like so in this is this is why men are taking over women's sports now right a slippery slope and feminists are complete Watson's exactly and they don't protect the girls any more they down and interestingly enough Meghan in her acceptance speech instead of recognizing the award that she was getting and maybe I don't know pulling some stories of inspiration that she may have had growing up from other women she decided to dedicate this entire acceptance speech to Colin Kaepernick to and do he now why not let's just all let's just go back to the whole dude thing again with the feminism what is this thing this is unreal I don't understand what's happening wait I do I DO feminist sock I do understand yasak she also said because this is important for her to point out she she did she did mention I should point out to run a Burke the me too movement black lives matter Gloria Steinem Harvey milk Trayvon Martin and Sandra bland and then sad and act like my whiteness has nothing to do with me standing before you now this is such a pivotal moment for us there is so much momentum but we have to move forward and we have to be better and she said she's not going to stand up for the flag and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color I have zero patience for this person yeah zero and I'm not entirely sure that she's aware because she's not she's just saying and she's not living your dream at all right now right and she hasn't done everything she wants to do this is all really uncomfortable for her she superintendency so press she like every other feminist out there that have lost all the rights wait what rights.

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Rapinoe, Messi win FIFA player of the year awards

BBC World Service

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

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

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Megan Rapinoe on why equal pay talks broke down: 'You either value us equally and show that, or you don't'

News, Traffic and Weather

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Megan Rapinoe on why equal pay talks broke down: 'You either value us equally and show that, or you don't'

"Whose mediation talks between the world champion women's national soccer team in the U. S. soccer federation broke down this week the team filed an equal pay lawsuit against federation earlier this year co captain Megan Rapinoe spoke on Good Morning America we can't just come with with our demands and then there is a not be in a position to to compromise on things yeah unfortunately we're here she says they will accept nothing less than equal pay their suit points to two federal laws the equal pay act which prohibits paying employees unequally based on sex and title nine which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of

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Mediation talks end between U.S. Soccer and U.S. women's team

News, Traffic and Weather

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Mediation talks end between U.S. Soccer and U.S. women's team

"News mediation talks between the world champion women's national soccer team in the U. S. soccer federation broke down this week the team filed an equal pay lawsuit against federation earlier this year co captain Megan Rapinoe spoke on Good Morning America we can't just come with with our demands and then there is a not be in a position to to compromise on things but yeah unfortunately we're here she says they will accept nothing less than equal pay their suit points to two federal laws the equal pay act which prohibits paying employees on the CCLI based on sex and title nine which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of

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Megan Rapinoe on why equal pay talks broke down: 'We won't accept anything less than equal pay'

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

Megan Rapinoe on why equal pay talks broke down: 'We won't accept anything less than equal pay'

"Seattle soccer star Megan Rapinoe says the ball is now in the courts of the U. S. soccer federation come a Super Mario tells us talks for equal pay between US women's national team and the federation broke down earlier this week the reigning world champion women's national team filed an equal pay lawsuit against the US soccer federation earlier this year both sides had agreed to go to mediation but on Wednesday I mean unfortunately the the talks of broke down you can repeat no and teammate Kristin press appeared on Good Morning America we won't accept anything less than equal pay the statement from the U. S. soccer federation called the team's approach aggressive and unproductive Romero

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U. S. Soccer Federation, Carlos Cordero And Megan Rapinoe discussed on WBZ Midday News

WBZ Midday News

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

U. S. Soccer Federation, Carlos Cordero And Megan Rapinoe discussed on WBZ Midday News

"With the World Cup winning U. S. soccer team all women has been very outspoken lending its voice on the issue of equal pay but now the head of the U. S. soccer federation is crying foul cool pay that would mean a pay cut to is Carlos Cordero he contends the federation actually paid out more to the women between twenty ten at twenty eighteen and that the women get benefits which the man down the women are calling that a ruse designed to hide the fact that the men have higher base salaries and get much higher bonuses remember Megan Rapinoe saying this about equal pay after the women's World Cup winning everybody realizes at this

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Nations don't help ease sanctions what they're essentially doing now is they're changing the quality of the low enriched uranium that they are producing now they're not exactly sure at this point to what extent they're going to do that there's a lot of talk about it being around five percent of enrichment in ridgecrest California I didn't know if we were going to get out or not president Bob logic still shaky after two big earthquakes their utility crews have the power and water back on in ridgecrest for the most part still working on that in nearby trauma and emergency crews remained on stand by because after shocks continue to shred nerves we have certainly been feeling those aftershocks in the days that we have been here every now and then everything just starts to shake in your almost get used to it but what happens to a lot of folks when there were dealing with this is almost everything that shakes makes you think that there is another aftershock it is extremely unnerving members of the U. S. women's soccer team or using last night's World Cup victory over the Netherlands to advance their lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against women more on that from Amanda Davies at Lee on the argument is that day as women get paid just sixty eight percent of the amount paid to a male player with the same credentials mediation between the two sides has been agreed we know that but as Megan Rapinoe put it there's not many back to ways of making your point and winning a raccoon extending schools well cut ground the justice department is hoping a new legal team will have better luck convincing the courts to let the trump administration ask about citizenship on the next census the new team of file court papers this morning hoping to open up new avenues to get around the Supreme Court decision blocking the use of that question by Michael Toscano yes.

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Nail reading's Megan Rapinoe scored the first goal as the U. S. wins its second consecutive World Cup and fourth overall that's the news I'm Phil Farrar sunshine for this afternoon identities mostly clear tonight love fifty six tomorrow sunny cool for July high eighty mostly sunny Tuesday at eighty five on accu weather meteorologist John fear is ninety three point one can't be K. John gonna Sir for Sacramento gun club you can now sign up for one of our twenty four training courses develop your gun handling and shooting skills segment a gun club is now a sig Sauer master dealer will be offering six our events in the future there's a second a gun club dot com for more details hi folks Jim Peterson with solar for America look the dog days of summer are upon as the days are longer they're hotter you could be running here conditioning you could be spending for forty five cents a kilowatt hour for electricity if I don't see panels on your roof that means you're spending too much money I can put panels on your roof I'm the roofer incidently as well I've got back up home storage and I've got at the lowest rates in the longest terms in the country no one beats my prices no one beats my terms no one beats my rates end of discussion give me a call today to learn more about solar roofing batteries in fencing at the lowest rates in the country I want to save you money eight eight eight six six three seven seven oh two eight eight eight six six three seven seven oh to do it again eight eight eight six six three seven seven oh two I can save you money put panels on your route add value to your home let's do it this summer let's get those panels up there eight eight eight six six three seven seven oh two or it's all over America dot com California C. S. W. one four five eight seventy one oh five a to a one and one oh five oh one three three did you know more than sixteen million.

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"megan rapinoe" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"megan rapinoe" Discussed on KOMO

"Is in a relationship with team USA co captain Megan Rapinoe whose day job is local as a forward for the rain in the national women's soccer league last week Pino ticked off president trump with a magazine answer the team would visit the White House if the U. S. wins the World Cup birds say she's so proud of Megan what she's accomplished saying the president's angry reaction on Twitter was in her words weird and going on to say they both gotten hostile reactions online president trump has said he will invite the team to the White House win or lose Charlie harder come o'neill's you pay to drive in Seattle that's with the city's looking at it as a way to reduce traffic animations the first Audi on congestion pricing recommends a closer look at four different pricing options charging by the vehicle by the fleet by area by road usage consultant Jennifer Wieland is with Nelson Nygaard their opportunities to charge for the vehicle miles traveled there's also been some talk about being able to charge for dwell time within his own that's a good ways off but there are a lot of different ways to explore department of transportation says these initial options could change after they get input from the public this fall DNA leads to an arrest in a year old murder investigation come was bill o'neil has the story arrest coming days after police learned the identity of their suspect in almost thirteen months to the day after Jonathan casino was stabbed to death on al Qaeda beach we have been doing an operation in west Seattle believing that we would locate him there we hadn't had much luck and we were actually deploying to other duties when the patrol officer spotted him and Starbucks the twenty five year old was arrested without incident near California Avenue in final Roy way Monday afternoon his DNA connecting him to an item left at the crime scene even with the arrest SPD's investigations chief piano let's as they continue to work on the case in which they see elements of what might be a hate crime colonial komo news the owners and Wade G. side guns says they could barely keep up with demand over the last several weeks Wade Goran is says people rush to get guns before initiative sixteen thirty nine kicked in yesterday he tells como there's still a lot of confusion about the regulations and they've been unable to get their questions answered you know I've got a couple of my guys that are paperwork people that you know no the rules inside and out and they're just pulling their hair out you know trying to figure out what you know what the law actually says and what we actually have to do and it's really disappointing that the state can't get their act together live call in the state patrol to find out how they're handling all the questions about the new law which requires safe storage of firearms waiting periods and background checks by local law enforcement other plans to build a new tower in Bellevue which will be the city's tallest building when it's completed in five years Amazon will be the main tenet of the forty three story building your Bellevue square why build you the Amazon recently told como Bellevue has the space.

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