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Women’s tennis leads the way for fair pay in sports

1 Jul

Somewhere in the world a little girl is dreaming of holding a giant trophy in her hands and being viewed as an equal to boys who have similar dreams.” –Venus Williams

This week, FIFA Women’s World Cup opened in Germany for about three weeks and this is only its sixth edition.  On the other hand, the FIFA World Cup, which, unlike its lady counterpart, requires no gender in its title, has been going on since 1930.  It’s all part of a pattern that has emerged in sports. The WNBA started in 1996, National Pro Fastpitch (softball) in 1997, Lingerie Football League in 2001, Women’s Boxing Championships in 2001, and Women’s Professional Soccer (USA) in 2009.  It has taken women a while to get their own sports leagues and they still are not getting paid nearly  as much as their male counterparts.

There is, however, one exception: tennis.

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Happy Equal Pay Day!

12 Apr

The pay gap is real.

Women, on average, are paid 23 percent less than men are, and if current trends continue, women won’t achieve equal pay until 2056. (booooo)

Help raise awareness of unfair pay and the people it affects by taking action today and beyond! Share a fair pay e-card with a friend! Check out the Equal Pay Day flash mob video! And because an education supposedly earns you a higher salary, learn more about how you can fight for fair pay.

This post brought to you by the biddies (and gents) of Mislabeled, who work hard for the money.

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