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27 Jun, 12 tweets, 8 min read
A few days ago #LFGthemovie was released. This movie shows us the process of the #EqualPay lawsuit that the @USWNT encounter against @ussoccer
It explains how much it takes to do something like this.
Here s a #Thread to explain what happened
In March 2019 During the #USWNT camps the captains did do a secret meeting with the team and they proposed to make a lawsuit against their federation for Equalpay. That's how it started and on the 8th of March 2019 they released a statement.
They are asking for #EqualPay and also
Equal opportunities with better marketing,more training resources etc.
And the facts are surreal:
So the #USWNT get paid 0$ for advancing in the #WorldCup even if they make it to the Semi finals
They don't take any charters and the hostels are nothing compared to the men.
Until know the final of #WWC2015 is the highest TV views for a football game in the US
Since 2015 the #USWNT is providing more money to the @ussoccer
Than the #USMNT these are the numbers
Yeah right some people will argue that they did sign a contract the best that was proposed to them and they were not proposed the same thing like the men's. If they where proposed the same contract they would have made 60million $ more.They are only asking for 1million$ in return
3month later the #FIFAWWC was here and they had no choice but only winning the cup and making a clear statement that they deserve the #EqualPay and that's what was chanted by the sold out Stadium in Lyon ❤ after the Final whistle when they won the Cup
The first argument of the federation was "but there's some W that owned more than some men. But the thing is that they owned more by winning a World Cup, winning tournaments and playing more games than the men.
After this ridiculous statement the @ussoccer hired some lobbyists
to try to paint better picture for them. We can see in this movie that players are taking from their times studying the lawsuit and being prepared for their mediation with @ussoccer
So after almost 5 and a half months 5 players and their federation set down to a 3days mediation
which concludes to nothing. The Institution wasn't prepared for their demand. It s like acting out like they care but they didn't. Instead they accused the spokeswoman to be misleading and inflammatory. After the failure of this mediation they moved to a trial so they needed
to prepare for a deposition for each one of them which concludes to more stress and time dealing with the lawsuit @mPinoe had a whole day of deposition.just think what a W Athelete is doing all of this to be paid what she deserves in the meantime M are only focused to be the best
One year later during the She believes cup the @ussoccer made a discriminatory statement as if " MNT requires a higher level of skills and speed than the WNT" have less responabillities which the players responded on wearing the Jersey's up side down. And Won the She believes Cup
472 days later the judgement was here and only the working conditions can go to trial
In conclusion the way to #EqualPay is still far but these women are not giving up they are doing everything they can to make it happen for the next generations
watch the #LFGthemovie to see more

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