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Megan Rapinoe IS Back At It Yet Again
 

 
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United States women's national team star Megan Rapinoe hit back at a series of tweets by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green in which he, in part, blamed women for making "complaints" rather than taking action over disparities in pay and investment in women's sports.

On a Zoom call ahead of this summer's Olympics in Tokyo, Rapinoe told reporters that a series of tweets made by Green last month, on which he tagged a number of WNBA stars, were misguided.

"It's really unfortunate, in the position [Green's] in, having all of the resources that he has and the ability to have a much more educated opinion, that he just hasn't," said Rapinoe, who has been at the forefront of the USWNT's quest for equal pay. "And then, drag all these other people into it by tagging them and speaking at a time when the [NCAA] tournament is going on and all that we saw with the lack of resources and funding.

"That's frustrating that's the take you have. You obviously showed your whole a*s in not even understanding what we all talk about all the time -- WNBA players and us on the national team. Like what Sue [Bird] said, you tagged the wrong people. You don't think we asked for more money? I mean, what are we screaming about? Nonstop!

"We are getting obnoxious to ourselves, to be honest. And then two or three days later, to completely double down on it is really frustrating. We know all this, about all social movements and all people who are marginalized, whether it's by race or gender, religion, s*xuality, whatever it is, it is not just their job to be the ones f*ghting oppression. We need all of the other people as well. So to have someone who does know what it is like to be oppressed, in many ways, to heap that all back on female players, or people who play female sports, it is just really disappointing."

Rapinoe added that she hasn't just spoken of equal pay but also about the level of investment and media coverage.

Rapinoe: 'Unacceptable' to still be f*ghting for equal payMegan Rapinoe expresses her frustrations with the USWNT's continued f*ght for equal pay.
"When we talk about equality and women's sports, we always talk first about investment, and funding and resources and marketing and branding and investing in not just the players but the support staff and coaching and media, TV media, print media, all of it," she said. "Those are the things that we talk about first, and I think anybody who watches us or follows us, or really has skin in the game and equal pay or equality in that sense, knows that that's what we talk about first."

In a series of tweets posted on March 27, Green said: "As long as y'all make the argument about pay, while the revenue stays the same... They will continue to point at the revenue not being high enough to cover bigger salaries. While that is true in damn near every business, how do we take that card out of their pockets? That's the key to changing the pay. There's no argument for lack of revenue, unless... You make those that say they stand for women actually stand up."

Green added: "The NBA wasn't always the global game that it is today. It wasn't always driving as much revenue as it does today. But there were people behind it, building the platform, and more importantly telling INDIVIDUAL...stories and building up the interest in the players. That's how the game took off. Who's building up y'all platform? Who's telling the individual stories of how great y'all are? Building the interest and transforming women's basketball into a global game?"

Green tagged WNBA stars Bird, Diana Taurasi, Candace Parker, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner and Nneka Ogwumike, the president of the WNBA's players' a*sociation, to his tweets.

Rapinoe was also asked about the reaction to the recent passage of a new election law in Georgia and MLB's decision to relocate the All-Star Game from Atlanta. Rapinoe gave MLB's decision her full support.

"I think everybody has a responsibility to do whatever it is that they can to make the world a better place," she said. "We're talking specifically about these Jim Crow 2.0 voter suppression laws in Georgia. Yeah, I think companies that have influence in Georgia, whether it's MLB or local companies, wherever, maybe if you can flex your power in that way and use your influence of a platform that you have, where you have, obviously, Black and brown players in your league, you have Black and brown fans. You know, just generally, the issue that we have with voter suppression in this country, I think everybody and every business and everything should be at the disposal to make sure that we're influencing those laws in the right way."


She added: "Ultimately, it's all about people's rights. Showing up, allowing people to exercise their right to vote and to be part of the civic process is the most important thing in a democracy. So this is extremely undemocratic. And un-American by the ideals that we want to live by. So, yeah, shoutout to the MLB for making that step. I'm sure that was very difficult. And financially, I'm sure it has a lot of implications. And politically for them, I'm sure it does as well, but it draws a very clear line in the sand for a league who has more to do than they have less to do. So it's a really strong step from them."



I hate that she’s doing this. I hate that she’s the spokesperson for a good cause.
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 2 weeks ago '20        #2
Chozen  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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She has valid points just like he does
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 2 weeks ago '18        #3
back1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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 Chozen said
She has valid points just like he does
None of her points are valid. Not only do they not deserve equal pay, they aren't doing what is necessary to use the leverage they inexplicably have to get said equal pay.

It's like being wrong, but you can still get what you want, and then not doing it.

Draymond explained himself perfectly clearly, she obviously didn't listen to what he said.

At this rate she'll never get what she wants and that's unfortunate for all the other women.
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 2 weeks ago '09        #4
TriniSoldier 
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 back1 said
None of her points are valid. Not only do they not deserve equal pay, they aren't doing what is necessary to use the leverage they inexplicably have to get said equal pay.

It's like being wrong, but you can still get what you want, and then not doing it.

Draymond explained himself perfectly clearly, she obviously didn't listen to what he said.

At this rate she'll never get what she wants and that's unfortunate for all the other women.
The equal pay argument is a myth created by weirdos who hate women. Nobody is saying they should be having 300m contracts. However fu*king russian basketball or wherever they go shouldn't be dwarfing wnba salaries
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 2 weeks ago '07        #5
KeepinItTrill 
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 back1 said
None of her points are valid. Not only do they not deserve equal pay, they aren't doing what is necessary to use the leverage they inexplicably have to get said equal pay.

It's like being wrong, but you can still get what you want, and then not doing it.

Draymond explained himself perfectly clearly, she obviously didn't listen to what he said.

At this rate she'll never get what she wants and that's unfortunate for all the other women.
shut up
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 2 weeks ago '10        #6
#JewLife 
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 TriniSoldier said
The equal pay argument is a myth created by weirdos who hate women. Nobody is saying they should be having 300m contracts. However fu*king russian basketball or wherever they go shouldn't be dwarfing wnba salaries
Isn’t the sport more popular/profitable out there? Trust these Jewish businessman would happily dump billions into the WNBA if they thought they could make a profit.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #7
cledee23 
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 TriniSoldier said
The equal pay argument is a myth created by weirdos who hate women. Nobody is saying they should be having 300m contracts. However fu*king russian basketball or wherever they go shouldn't be dwarfing wnba salaries
How many networks are lining up to get Women's soccer or women's basketball on their networks? If women watched more than they would get more revenue, tv partners would pay more, corporate sponsors would pay more, player salaries would increase. They are blaming men because men are getting paid more, therefore it's the men's fault. No! get your female friends to watch, there's plenty of men watching already, supporting.
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 2 weeks ago '20        #8
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 back1 said
None of her points are valid. Not only do they not deserve equal pay, they aren't doing what is necessary to use the leverage they inexplicably have to get said equal pay.

It's like being wrong, but you can still get what you want, and then not doing it.

Draymond explained himself perfectly clearly, she obviously didn't listen to what he said.

At this rate she'll never get what she wants and that's unfortunate for all the other women.
You got it lol
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 2 weeks ago '07        #9
KeepinItTrill 
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 cledee23 said
How many networks are lining up to get Women's soccer or women's basketball on their networks? If women watched more than they would get more revenue, tv partners would pay more, corporate sponsors would pay more, player salaries would increase. They are blaming men because men are getting paid more, therefore it's the men's fault. No! get your female friends to watch, there's plenty of men watching already, supporting.
did you not read what she said?

she said if there was more money behind it people would be more interested...

you can't get interest without money being pumped into the leagues...that goes for any sport
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 2 weeks ago '17        #10
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 back1 said
None of her points are valid. Not only do they not deserve equal pay, they aren't doing what is necessary to use the leverage they inexplicably have to get said equal pay.

It's like being wrong, but you can still get what you want, and then not doing it.

Draymond explained himself perfectly clearly, she obviously didn't listen to what he said.

At this rate she'll never get what she wants and that's unfortunate for all the other women.

Draymond made very solid points except when he put the onus on the players instead of the promoters/marketers of women basketball. He should have been a bit more sensitive in that area...the women would need all hands (both men and women) on deck to move their game forward.

And most of the female players including Rapinoe need to just understand the economics of the game..higher revenue, higher pay, can't squeeze water out of stone. I believe some understand why they can't get equal pay but their f*ght is probably to get more than they are currently getting. So they have to focus and seek help from both WNBA/NBA on how to promote women's game....(package the game well, change uniforms, grab some boy shorts or something, promote star players, put the games on Channels were more ppl can see it etc).

Promoters/women can learn a lot from Tennis, how they promoted women's tennis, the star players and how the William sisters fought for equal pay after getting the viewership/revenue up...
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 2 weeks ago '08        #11
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She never mentions the revenue gap. The mens world cup brought in 20 times the amount the womens world cup did. She also never mentions the collective bargaining Agreement. They get benefits the men dont get.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #12
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 KeepinItTrill said
did you not read what she said?

she said if there was more money behind it people would be more interested...

you can't get interest without money being pumped into the leagues...that goes for any sport
This is exactly what Draymond said though. She has the profile to literally call out specific COMPANIES instead of other male athletes, who say they are supportive of women income inequalities. But she doesn't. Should could literally hold a press conference with her, and a bunch of the other top female and male athletes or whoever, and say:

"Coca - cola, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Microsoft, etc... you all say you support women, but here are the financial numbers...(say what they are). This isn't enough, here's what we need (say what you need). We are calling on you to support us in this meaningful way because we can't do it without you"

but they don't do that. they just keep complaining.
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 2 weeks ago '07        #13
KeepinItTrill 
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 PEK said
She never mentions the revenue gap. The mens world cup brought in 20 times the amount the womens world cup did. She also never mentions the collective bargaining Agreement. They get benefits the men dont get.
they don't deserve the same money that men get, but they do deserve more than what they're getting imo
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 2 weeks ago '07        #14
KeepinItTrill 
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 back1 said
This is exactly what Draymond said though. She has the profile to literally call out specific COMPANIES instead of other male athletes, who say they are supportive of women income inequalities. But she doesn't. Should could literally hold a press conference with her, and a bunch of the other top female and male athletes or whoever, and say:

"Coca - cola, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Microsoft, etc... you all say you support women, but here are the financial numbers...(say what they are). This isn't enough, here's what we need (say what you need). We are calling on you to support us in this meaningful way because we can't do it without you"

but they don't do that. they just keep complaining.
I think it's more of the "we're all in the same brother/sisterhood of sports and we should support each other" type of sh*t more than anything else
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 2 weeks ago '18        #15
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 KeepinItTrill said
they don't deserve the same money that men get, but they do deserve more than what they're getting imo
Shes literally asking for equal pay ad nauseum though...literally EQUAL PAY. Her words. It's the title of everything she does.

Everyone should get what they are worth. Women, gays, blacks, etc. Any marginalized group. However, women are the majority of the world. They actually have the power to increase their own value, and then what they are worth will be a higher dollar figure.

She isn't doing what is necessary to do that.
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 2 weeks ago '07        #16
KeepinItTrill 
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 back1 said
Shes literally asking for equal pay ad nauseum though...literally EQUAL PAY. Her words. It's the title of everything she does.

Everyone should get what they are worth. Women, gays, blacks, etc. Any marginalized group. However, women are the majority of the world. They actually have the power to increase their own value, and then what they are worth will be a higher dollar figure.

She isn't doing what is necessary to do that.
yea I don't agree with the equal pay part

the womens US soccer team def. deserves more than what the men get though since they can actually win games
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 2 weeks ago '08        #17
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People's continued misunderstanding of the USWNT's quest for Equal Pay is why I rarely take this place serious when it comes to the dignity of women's sports

 2 weeks ago '17        #18
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 KeepinItTrill said
yea I don't agree with the equal pay part

the womens US soccer team def. deserves more than what the men get though since they can actually win games
lol only if the women soccer players bring in more REVENUE...not WINS, REVENUE. Fortunately for men soccer team, FIFA Men brings in more revenue that their women counterpart...

The only women winning over men when it comes to sports are the female Olympic Gymnasts lol

 2 weeks ago '17        #19
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In the words of the great poets little Jon and the East side boyz and too short ...... let my nuts go biatch!!!!!!
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 2 weeks ago '17        #20
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We gonna act like in the year 2021, people aren't aware of women's professional sports?

It doesn't take that long to research air times, when games take place, where they take place and if you have interest, support it.

If women supported these respective leagues, they would generate more revenue and create the leverage they seek..
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 2 weeks ago '18        #21
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I guess she's still upset about losing to a U-15 boys club from Dallas.... that didn't help out the cause
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 2 weeks ago '07        #22
KeepinItTrill 
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 DonC said
lol only if the women soccer players bring in more REVENUE...not WINS, REVENUE. Fortunately for men soccer team, FIFA Men brings in more revenue that their women counterpart...

The only women winning over men when it comes to sports are the female Olympic Gymnasts lol
bruh...they win world cups...the men can't even qualify
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 2 weeks ago '20        #23
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 PEK said
She never mentions the revenue gap. The mens world cup brought in 20 times the amount the womens world cup did. She also never mentions the collective bargaining Agreement. They get benefits the men dont get.
Exactly. Definitely not a woman hater but this entitlement is crazy. A lot of women’s sports are basically welfare cases funded by larger men’s sports from Title IX on up. If a men’s college fencing team asked for what Alabama Football players get we’d call them crazy. Imagine one of these pro lacrosse athletes asking for LeBron James salary. If you take gender out of it and just look at numbers that’s what it is, and tbh it hurts valid cases where women should be getting more like Tennis etc. because they get lumped in with these non-earning complainers.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #24
cledee23 
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 KeepinItTrill said
did you not read what she said?

she said if there was more money behind it people would be more interested...

you can't get interest without money being pumped into the leagues...that goes for any sport
This is not true. How much money has been spent on the MLS for it to be 5th or 6th or 7th in men's professional sports. If more women watched, more money would be pumped into the leagues. You think there's a bachelor, bachelorette, bachelor in paradise series because money was just pumped in from the start? No, women had an interest in it, the audience grew, and more money was made from the viewership. Then they started pumping money into it once they realized they had a hit. It's simple, women are not supporting it.
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 2 weeks ago '07        #25
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 cledee23 said
This is not true. How much money has been spent on the MLS for it to be 5th or 6th or 7th in men's professional sports. If more women watched, more money would be pumped into the leagues. You think there's a bachelor, bachelorette, bachelor in paradise series because money was just pumped in from the start? No, women had an interest in it, the audience grew, and more money was made from the viewership. Then they started pumping money into it once they realized they had a hit. It's simple, women are not supporting it.
valid points
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