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    Soccer Pay Equality News -- Ready for Babylon Bee

    The male pro soccer players have decided to cut their own pay so that equity is established with the women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    The male pro soccer players have decided to cut their own pay so that equity is established with the women.
    I think the NBA will soon follow for the WBA...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    The male pro soccer players have decided to cut their own pay so that equity is established with the women.
    Um, but the women were making proportionally more than the men...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Um, but the women were making proportionally more than the men...
    What? Why use facts to explain things?

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    I can't tell whether or not this is satire. Is this really happening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I can't tell whether or not this is satire. Is this really happening?
    I tried to show it was satire via the reference to the Babylon Bee within the title.

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    Men taking pay cuts would ordinarily be a tip off, but nowadays news and satire are indistinguishable.

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    And this is why I have ask if the OP was satire or factual, because the following is NOT satire:

    No funds for you, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told FIFA on Tuesday. The Democrat has introduced legislation that would withhold federal funding from the men's World Cup in 2026 until the U.S. women's national team gets paid as much as their male counterparts.

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    The 2026 World Cup is expected to be hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States as part of a joint bid and will need federal funding. That's not going to happen until the female players' demands are met, said Manchin. He presented his bill on Tuesday after reading a concerned letter from the women’s soccer coach at West Virginia University, Nikki Izzo-Brown.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortne...-more-n2549825

    The women's argument is, essentially, we've won more international titles than the men, so we should be paid at least as much.

    Nevermind that the men's soccer field is larger and far more competitive. The US women's soccer team is the best in the world, but if they were to play the best men's soccer team, they'd be demolished. Heck, they would probably be demolished by the second string. So comparing number of titles won is a worthless metric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Nevermind that the men's soccer field is larger and far more competitive. The US women's soccer team is the best in the world, but if they were to play the best men's soccer team, they'd be demolished. Heck, they would probably be demolished by the second string. So comparing number of titles won is a worthless metric.
    The question is how much revenue does men's soccer produce during the year as opposed to women's? It is probably not even close. Besides these ladies need to find a good husband and have some babies...
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    I can't find it but I read one article (on a conservative blog, no less) that argued that if payouts were tied strictly to revenue generated, the women's team might actually make more because the men's team is so bad, whereas the women's team brings in very high ratings.

    If the men's team actually seriously contended for a World Cup, their revenue would likely leave the women in the dust.
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