“We’ll continue to fight”
Words echoed by former Cal soccer standout and perhaps one of the best women’s soccer players to ever play the game, Alex Morgan was shocked by the Equal Pay Lawsuit ruling this week.
Morgan, joined by Megan Rapinoe and other prominent stars who championed the lawsuit said they were shocked by the ruling against their suit. It essentially threw out central discrimination charges based upon gender discrimination as the cause of pay discrepancies between the Men’s National Soccer Team and the Women’s National Soccer Team.
Still, they plan to fight, ever after the ruling, and Morgan, though due to give birth to her first child any day now, plans to see it through.
“We believe in this case,” Morgan said on Good Morning America. “We will definitely be appealing and moving forward. If anyone knows anything about the heart of this team, we are fighters and we’ll continue to fight together for this.”
Morgan isn’t the only prominent Cal athlete fighting for equality among the sports. Claire Sonne of the Cal women’s water polo team has also taken up the fight.
Sonne is the president of the UC Berkeley chapter of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, an organization that she co-founded with former teammate and team manager Hilary Adkins. Sonne, who had to play on a boys water polo team as a youth, recently spoke with the Cal Athletics Department on her keeping up the fight, even through the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is the full story, as well as all the other happenings in the world of Cal Athletics for today:
Fighting For Equality | Cal Athletics
Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe call equal pay ruling ‘shocking’ | Yahoo Sports
Alex Morgan joins ‘The Real Heroes Project’ initiative to honor healthcare workers | Orlando City Soccer
Cal Volleyball completes recruiting class | Cal Athletics
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