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One small step for the WNBA, one giant leap for women's sports
Equal Pay For Equal Shreds: World Surf League Will Award Same Prizes To Men And Women
Federal Judge Dismisses U.S. Women's Soccer Team's Equal Pay Claim
Additional resources to think about
Equal Pay for Equal Play: What the Sport of Tennis Got Right
In this article from PBS NewsHour, read how tennis began paying male and female athletes equal prize money, but gender equity continues to be an issue beyond compensation.
Inside the fight for equal pay for female athletes
The Los Angeles Times talks to iconic female athletes about gender disparity in sports.
U.S. Soccer Says Women Don't Deserve Equal Pay Because They Have Less Skill
The U.S. Soccer Federation's counter argument to the players' equal pay demands are outlined in this article from Forbes.
Report finds strides made in women's sports in past few years, but inequality remains
Read an overview from ESPN about the advances and setbacks in pay equity across various sports.
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- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
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- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
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How might different people understand this message differently from me?
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Should professional sports organizations pay their male and female athletes the same?
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