The Argonaut Op-Ed: Closing the pay gap after USWNT soccer victory

Read our Op-Ed published in The Argonaut, Title IX Helped America Win the World Cup; Now It’s Time to Close the Pay Gap.

Equality wins championships and access to sports can change girls’ lives. When 20 million people tuned in to watch the U.S. Women’s National Team win their fourth World Cup title, most weren’t thinking about public policy and legal advocacy — but these forces were indeed present on the field. Title IX opened the doors for girls to play sports and have more access to educational and career opportunities because of it. Now, by demanding equal pay, the players on the U.S. Women’s National Team are carrying the tradition of legal advocacy forward.