February 22, 2020
This is what happens when you allow women to do stuff.
Even if you let them have their way and participate, they’ll complain about whatever and use it as an excuse to spread as much destruction as they possibly can.
Players on the U.S. women’s national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday night in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a trial scheduled to start May 5.
Among the documents filed were the separate collective bargaining agreements of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, which had not previously been made public.
Players on the women’s national team sued the federation last March alleging institutionalized gender discrimination that includes inequitable compensation between the men’s and women’s teams.
The core idea behind this is that women are deliberately locked out of their rightful earnings because evil men are taking their money through some kind of vague patriarchal mechanism of oppression.
They sometimes refer to that imaginary mechanism as “the glass ceiling” because, quite conveniently, no one can see it and no one knows exactly where it is, but they allege that it is somewhere and that it is stopping women from reaching the heights that men reach.
Each side in the class-action lawsuit asked for a summary judgment in their favor. The estimate of damages, including interest, was provided by Finnie Bevin Cook, an economist from Deiter Consulting Group, which was retained by the suing players.
The collective bargaining agreements showed a disparity in bonuses but also highlighted the different pay structures between the two teams.
“Women’s national team players are paid differently because they specifically asked for and negotiated a completely different contract than the men’s national team, despite being offered, and rejecting, a similar pay-to-play agreement during the past negotiations,” U.S. Soccer said in a statement. “Their preference was a contract that provides significant additional benefits that the men’s national team does not have, including guaranteed annual salaries, medical and dental insurance, paid child-care assistance, paid pregnancy and parental leave, severance benefits, salary continuation during periods of injury, access to a retirement plan, multiple bonuses and more.”
US Soccer is obviously lying because we all know that this is about the perpetuation of THE GENDER PAY GAP.
Despite women being able to do exactly the same stuff that men can do, companies refuse to pay them the same that men are paid.
These companies could increase their profits by hiring only women, as they would get a man’s job done by someone they can underpay, but they also refuse to do that because of pure hatred for the hollowness of the genitals.
This is all the result of pure patriarchal evil infecting the system we live in.
Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the plaintiffs, disputed the federation’s assertions.
“In the most recent CBA negotiation, USSF repeatedly said that equal pay was not an option regardless of pay structure,” Levinson said in a statement. “USSF proposed a `pay to play structure’ with less pay across the board. In every instance for a friendly or competitive match, the women players were offered less pay that their male counterparts. This is the very definition of gender discrimination, and of course the players rejected it.”
USSF President Carlos Cordeiro was asked during a Jan. 29 deposition about a statement he made when campaigning that “our female players have not been treated equally.”
“I felt then and I still feel to a degree, that the lack of opportunity for our female players was really what was at the root of some of their issues,” Cordeiro said. “The fact that the Women’s World Cup generates a fraction of revenue and a fraction of what the men get paid is a reflection, frankly, of lack of opportunity. … Women’s soccer outside of the United States doesn’t have the same degree of respect.”
The problem with all of this dumb bullshit is that men are not actually paid more than women, proportionally.
In fact, women are paid significantly more than men, proportionally.
The 2015 Women’s World Cup brought in $73 million, of which the players got 13% ($10 million). The 2010 men’s World Cup in South Africa made $4 billion, of which the players got 9% ($348 million).
If women were to be grossing as much as men, that would mean that women would have to be paid nearly 5 times the amount that the event brings in. If the event grosses $73 million and the women demand to be paid $348 million, someone is going to have to come up with $275 million.
Where is that money supposed to come from?
$275 million dollars is a lot of money. Are the men who run the tournament supposed to pay them out of their personal bank accounts? It doesn’t make any sense.
How is it even possible that this is going to trial? How did the court see that these women are demanding that FIFA pay them five times the amount of money the entire event brings in, and saying “we’re going to need a trial”?
This is almost more insane than the Harvey Weinstein trial. All of this stuff with these women is just going completely off the rails.
If I were FIFA, I would just stop having gendered teams at all. Why should they deal with this? They should tell the women “we now just have unisex teams, so if you want to play, you can compete with the men.”
Maybe women should be suing society too for not caring about women’s soccer?