Instead of sharing the facts of the equal pay debate with this Harvard alumnus, a strategy that I sensed would not work, I decided to take a more personal route. I didn’t have the energy that night, a sentiment to which every woman can relate.
One of my fondest memories growing up was my dad constantly making the effort to take me to women’s athletic events. First of all, if anyone wants to talk about the of women’s soccer, they should first look at history. On another first date, a man once strongly expressed his irritation over how a girl he had been seeing attracted too much attention from men at the gym, and that she should have figured out how to tone it down.
And you had to watch the women play.” A fire started to rage inside me. “Hate to break it to you, kid,” he said, lazily, as he patted my leg, “it’s just not the same.”I didn’t want to ask him when the last time was that he saw a women’s game — frankly, I didn’t want to embarrass him. He was defending something he knew nothing about — all in the name of what? Instantly, players from both teams came together and began fighting. I’m fuming inside, knowing I would go on to recount these interactions to my friends and family — and in this particular case, write something about it.
Resigning myself to the fact that I wasn’t going to accomplish anything with this individual, I decided I’d learn something from the situation, hoping I could be better armed for the next one — or one Because I was genuinely curious, I asked, “What is it about men’s soccer that interests you so much more than women’s soccer? ”30 seconds later, he added, “There is no Messi or Ronaldo of the women’s league.”Megan Rapinoe? My counterparts probably don’t even remember the conversations.
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I flipped through it to distract myself for a moment. Soccer is my favorite sport, but I no longer wanted to sit through the game with this individual by my side.I decided the respectful thing would be to wait until it was over. Perhaps I didn’t have the energy to reason with the man, but I did have the conviction to leave and never come back.I almost instantly came across an article about how the French women’s soccer league was attracting so many sponsorships that they were giving the men’s league a run for their money. I deserve better than someone who comes in so quickly and strongly an equal pay debate and who characterizes my gender’s athletic abilities as something that “suck.”I left one parting gift, though. In my split-second of naiveté, I thought his “too long” meant the same as my “too long.” This debate has gone on for too long because, of course, there should be equal pay. How two simple words could take on totally different meanings.We started talking about our childhood athletic experiences. I was a strong one, my dad having played a proactive role in my development, coaching my teams growing up.