Ronda Rousey Shuts Down Women’s Soccer Team, Responds To “Equal Pay” Debate With Logic
After winning the 2019 World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has once again used their fame to bring up the debate on Equal Pay for women in sports.
Every member of the U.S. women’s team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation back in March.
Articles from several sources including the Daily Wire actually prove that the Women are paid more compared to the men.
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey was actually asked about equal pay a while back, and the clip has recently resurfaced with her point clearly made.
According to the Daily Caller:
A clip from 2015 that recently resurfaced shows Rousey being asked about pay equality between men and women in the sports industry during a dispute raised by the Australian women’s soccer team.
Rousey was asked if she, as the richest person in the UFC, was upset that women were still seeing a gap in payment.
She immediately shut down the US soccer team with this powerful response.
“I think that how much you get paid should have something to do with how much money you bring in, I’m the highest paid fighter not because Dana and Lorenzo wanted to do something nice for the ladies. They do it because I bring in the highest numbers. They do it because I make them the most money.”
“I think that the money that they make should be proportionate to the money that they bring in,” she added.
So how much of a difference in revenue to the men generate compared to women?
According to Forbes:
As Dwight Jaynes pointed out four years ago after the U.S. women beat Japan to capture the World Cup in Vancouver, there is a big difference in the revenue available to pay the teams. The Women’s World Cup brought in almost $73 million, of which the players got 13%. The 2010 men’s World Cup in South Africa made almost $4 billion, of which 9% went to the players.
The men still pull the World Cup money wagon. The men’s World Cup in Russia generated over $6 billion in revenue, with the participating teams sharing $400 million, less than 7% of revenue. Meanwhile, the Women’s World Cup is expected to earn $131 million for the full four-year cycle 2019-22 and dole out $30 million to the participating teams.
There you have it folks. Just like the men… pay should be equal to what they bring in.