most viewed soccer match men or women ever in the US where nearly 25.4 million viewers watched. However, US women’s soccer team was farless compensated than their male counterparts. Hope Solo, the American Goalkeeper said,“We are the best in the world, have three World Cup championships, four Olympic championships, and the men get paid more to just show up than we get paid to win major championships.” 1Furthermore, with the media coverage 3.5% of all sports stories in the four major US new papers are women-only. With only having 3.5% of stories being female only well showing why women and men who don’t think there is equal rights, are pushing for equal rights and privilege for all females in sports. Only having three out every hundred stories be about females does not help promote female sports or gives them the coverage, they deserve.Pavlovich, Lahnee. “The Gender Equality Debate; A Boost for Women in Sport.” Athlete Assessments. Accessed October 28, 2018. -debate/1.Silva, Mariana De Paula. “Gender Equality in Sports.” Accessed on November 1, 2018. 2
4Black At the end of the day all Lahnee Pavlovich wants to see is society in this world where no matter what age or what level of play it might be, female sports teams and competitors are treated and given the same and equal rights as their male counterparts. No matter if it is a young athlete or a head coach of a women’s basketball team only making 63 cents for every dollar earned by male head coaches, she just wants to see people to start and try to make a change. Response to the Position of the Author“All men are created equal” is a quotation by Thomas Jefferson stated in the Declaration ofIndependence that has traveled through many centuries and is still memorable today. What this phrase is missing is equal rights for women as well as men. Since then many strides have been made to create equality in sports for female competitors. But there are still many ways women are not treated equally within their respected sports. For example, take a look at the article by Pavlovich, which provides us with many strong and convincing points about how and why women are not equal to men in their respective sports. After reading over this article many times I have grown to agree with Pavlovich’s position in this article. I agree with this issue because I’ve grown up playing sports my whole life and having three younger sisters as well who have and still are playing sports. I want them to be able to grow up and have the same opportunities in sports no matter what level or age of play it is. Growing up in the sports world I have seen first-hand how men and women are treated in regard to equality in sports. These things range from Pavlovich, Lahnee. “The Gender Equality Debate; A Boost for Women in Sport.” Athlete Assessments. Accessed October 28, 2018. -debate/1.