Emily Tompkins


In the face of adversity, professional female athletes have championed the fight for equal pay and brought the issue to the national stage. Testifying in front of the Congressional House Oversight Committee, Megan Rapinoe, a professional soccer player for the United States Women’s National Team, articulates that “one cannot simply outperform inequality or be excellent enough to escape discrimination of any kind.” Megan Rapinoe’s message has touched the hearts of not only Americans but also people all over the world, and her leadership has brought visibility to the realities of gender-based discrimination of female athletes in the United States.



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