Biden and soccer star Rapinoe team up to equal pay

Biden and soccer star Rapinoe team up to equal pay

US President Joe Biden hosted American football star Megan Rapinoe, today, Wednesday, at the White House to highlight the promotion of equal pay between women and men.

Rapinoe was part of a long-running battle to get members of the US national women´s soccer team to be paid as much as their male counterparts.

The 35-year-old said that despite her many victories in her career, including winning the Women´s Ballon d´Or, two World Cup championships and an Olympic gold medal, “My destiny has been undermined, and I was disrespected and dismissed because I am a woman and I was told that I deserve no more than Because I am a woman. "

Meanwhile, the president stressed how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the gender gap.

"It (the pandemic) undermines the financial security of women and families. It hurts our entire economy," Biden said.

He added, "My administration will fight for equal wages. It is about fairness and fairness, it is about living up to our values."