On tomorrow’s episode of Deadspin’s The Women Room podcast, U.S. Soccer champion and activist Megan Rapinoe joins Julie DiCaro and Jane McManus.
The hosts converse to Rapinoe about numerous topics, from the brand new HBO documentary LFG, which chronicles the U.S. girls’s workforce’s ongoing combat for equal pay, endorsement offers for ladies in sports activities, and the way leagues are dealing with LGBTQIA+ acceptance and different racial/social justice actions. Rapinoe additionally shares some recommendation on how she handles the haters, from nameless on-line trolls to the previous President of the US.
“If you consider another athlete or workforce that has been as profitable as we’ve got been over the course of time that we’ve been profitable,” which — for anybody who’s counting — is 2 World Cup wins and an Olympic Gold for Rapinoe (up to now). “It’s simply unbelievable, how little we’re paid and the way a lot we’ve got to do to be paid whilst [little as] we’re,” she informed the hosts.
However Rapinoe, quickly to be 36, says she is dedicated to her work outdoors the traces for herself, her teammates, and the following technology of girls’s soccer gamers.
“I hope to God that the following technology doesn’t must do the identical stuff that we do and that hopefully they are going to be in a significantly better place,” she says. “And if that’s, you understand, the kind of legacy that we will have… I’ll be comfortable for them.”
Within the meantime, although, there’s nonetheless work to be performed. “There’s nonetheless, you understand, funding that should occur and sources that have to be allotted and buildings and programs that have to be constructed to be able to enable girls’s sports activities to develop on the price that it actually ought to be rising at,” she says. “It’s simply that actually we’ve had cinder blocks tied to our toes for all of those years.”
If you wish to hear extra, you possibly can take heed to The Women Room on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. Once more, The One With Megan Rapinoe drops tomorrow.