Warriors’ Draymond Green: Female athletes must act against pay inequality | Launderer report



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Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has discussed how female athletes can close the massive pay gap between themselves and their male counterparts.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Green said women “are not describing the steps they can take to change that,” according to NBC Sports’ Monte Poole:

“It comes across as a complaint, because the people who can change it will just keep saying, ‘Well, the income isn’t there. If you don’t bring in income, we can’t increase your salary. “. They’re going to keep using this, but the reality is, as true as it is, it’s an excuse. Everyone says, “We support women. We support women empowerment. We support women in the workplace. We do it for women. We do X for women. Blah, blah, blah.

“Everyone uses it to their advantage, and yet these women are not using these people who say these things to their advantage.”

The three-time All-Star has already addressed the subject through a series of tweets that largely echo what he said on Wednesday:

The disparity in the salaries, investments and treatment of male and female athletes has been a topic of conversation for years. The discussion was amplified again after the Stanford athletic performance coach Ali kershner shared an image and Oregon star Sedona Prince shared a video contrasting weight rooms for men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. NBC Sports’ Alex Azzi report that the disparities between the two tournaments extend far beyond weight training equipment.

As many female athletes noted in response to Green, the idea that they aren’t trying to develop women’s sport and their coverage couldn’t be further from the truth. (note: some tweets contain profanity):

Devereaux Peters, who was a star at Notre Dame before playing in the WNBA, also recounted in a series of tweets how asking for change is a two-way street:

“Story Time: I spoke with one of your favorite athlete media companies. He was ‘specifically’ looking for female creators to tell stories about female athletes. He fully understood the power of women’s sport in it. moment and wanted to get involved … Based on my conversations with his contact, our goals and visions were perfectly aligned. The contact was extremely excited to introduce me to him because of this. Then he became a ghost. J held out my hand for weeks and finally out of sheer shame he responded … he told me he hadn’t contacted because he was ashamed and felt so bad. Conceptually, we were doing great, but your boy didn’t want to work with me because “he wants to focus on female athletes but doesn’t. I don’t want to be involved in the WNBA at all. “That was an accurate quote. It was devastated. It took me a long time to push that call away. It’s going to take a lot longer than the US fighting for the US. I’m pretty much sure most of you know that. But let’s never quash the many women who smiled dingily day in and day out to make this a reality for female athletes. “

ESPN’s Maria Taylor cautioned against placing the burden of creating change only on the group that is being treated unfairly:

The University of MinnesotaTucker Research Center on Girls and Women in Sport considered the question in December 2013 and found that women’s sports received four percent of general sport coverage while women made up 40 percent of the athlete population.

Alex Morgan, Chloe Kim, Simone Manuel and Sue Bird took matters into their own hands earlier this month to launch TOGETHXR, a brand that will focus on women’s sport and culture.


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