In accepting the Icon Award on the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, Swift mentioned it was an honor to obtain the glory from co-captain Alex Morgan, who helped information the squad to a World Cup title this summer time. But Swift had an even bigger message to ship in regards to the staff’s combat in opposition to wage discrimination. (See the clip beneath.)
“While they were winning the World Cup, they were also taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality, gender pay gap,” she informed the viewers in Hermosa Beach, California.
“Please, please support her and her teammates because this isn’t over yet. It’s not resolved.”
Swift continued to bolster her plea to younger followers. “What happened to them is unfair,” she continued. “It’s happening everywhere and they are heroes and icons for standing up.”
Team members, together with Morgan, sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for alleged gender discrimination in March, asserting they’re underpaid for his or her appreciable accomplishments in contrast with the boys. The ladies’s squad has gained two straight World Cups and 4 total, whereas the U.S. males have struggled internationally.
U.S. Soccer not too long ago mentioned the ladies had been really paid greater than the boys ― a declare the ladies’s staff quickly dismissed as “utterly false.”
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