Sometimes when you're inside, you can't see that you're being treated less than someone else. FIFA didn’t put natural grass in the stadiums during the 2015 Women’s World Cup and we deserved better. Once I retired, I looked across the table and realized that I scored more goals than any man, but got paid so much less. Football is meant to be played on natural grass, not artificial turf.FIFA paid us women 17-18 times less than what they paid the winner of the men's world cup championship in 2014.
The Olympic superstar married her girlfriend, fellow soccer player Sarah Huffman, in an intimate ceremony at the Villas at Po'ipu Kai in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday, Oct. The couple exchanged vows on a beach at sunset in front of their family and friends.
Rumors of a Wambach-Huffman wedding began spreading after the couple's registry was found at The recently, Buzzfeed noted.
Also, in August, Huffman tweeted a photo of her rainbow colored nail polish, and fans took note of a huge diamond on her ring finger.
When you open the sport section of almost any newspaper or website, you see men playing sport.
My call for action is to the media: write more stories on women’s sport, make sure women are visible!
” Abby Wambach, a sports icon and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, spoke out against pay inequality at UN Women’s High-Level Event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay at the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on 16 March in New York.
Her story links directly to Sustainable Development Goal 5 on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as Sustainable Development Goal 8 on promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including equal pay for work of equal value.
Abby Wambach's post-game kiss with her wife, Sarah Huffman (also a professional soccer player), wasn't just the perfect way to celebrate the U. team winning the Women's World Cup; it was also a poignant way to commemorate the recent Supreme Court decision that made marriage legal for all people, regardless of sexual orientation.
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Wambach, who's apparently "been a fan for many years," was delighted.
If you think you're treated unfairly, don't wait for the fear of rocking the boat; rock the boat. Many women professional athletes have to get another job when they retire. You are more prone to injury on artificial turf; you have to be more careful and cannot take as many chances on the faster surface.