Category Archives: 2015 Women’s World Cup

Football et féminisme : injustice intolérable

Avant ce cours, je n’aurais pas dit avec certitude absolue que je suis féministe. « Féministe », c’est un terme chargé. Par ailleurs, j’étais toujours très consciente du privilège dont je bénéficiais dans ma vie. Cette conscience m’avait causé à toujours hésiter avant de répondre à la question, « t’es féministe ? » parce que je sentais que je n’étais… Read More »

Does the USWNT Really Deserve to be Paid More?

Yes…       If only this entire debate, which has engulfed the image of the national team in recent years, was that simple. Unfortunately, this motion has received its fair share of backlash and resistance from several parties, including USSF, sparking an ongoing lawsuit seeking “equal pay” for the USWNT. Being the numbers guy… Read More »

Women’s Soccer Powers

Reading about the dominant women’s soccer team in In a League of Their Own!: The Dick, Kerr Ladies Football Team made me consider what makes certain countries strong in women’s soccer. At the time, it seemed that England had a huge advantage over the US in women’s soccer and probably over everyone in the world.… Read More »

The Fight for Equal Pay, More Important Now than Ever Before

On March 30th, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo, filed a federal complaint by means of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. As a result of the collective bargaining agreement long ago negotiated between members of the U.S. women’s national team and U.S. Soccer, they… Read More »

Quand les Bons Gens Se Comportent Mal : L’Histoire d’Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach est « l’enfant chérie » et « la femme d’affiche » pour des athlètes féminins et le football américain de femme. Non seulement elle mène l’équipe les USA à la victoire à la Coupe du monde de femme, elle a aussi gagné la récompense pour le Joueur Mondial FIFA de l’Année en 2012 et a aidé le… Read More »

A Lapse in Judgment: Wambach Arrested for DUI in Wake of USWNT Lawsuit

In the wake of the U.S. Women’s National Team filing a lawsuit demanding equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation during the past week, the USWNT and the soccer world received shocking news about one of its former superstars Sunday morning. After being pulled over at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, former U.S. forward Abby Wambach, 35,… Read More »