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Gender-based Politics & The Women’s World Cup

July 12, 2019



first things first congratulations to the USA women's soccer team on their recent World Cup victory however what was supposed to be a joyous time for American supporters has predictably become politicized by feminists gender politics like almost everything these days that involves women in the public arena this time it's a dispute about the gender pay gap you see it's time once again for people who don't understand basic economics to put fields over facts and claim that sexism is the reason female soccer players are paid less than their male counterparts and we've had some very woke arguments made about this recently here's one from a u.s. senator and candidate for president Kirsten Gillibrand here's an idea if you win 13 nil the most goals for a single game in World Cup history you should be paid at least equally to the men's team congratulations US Women's National Team she's of course referring to the u.s. women's teams 13 nil victory over Thailand in the group stages of the competition now someone should probably explain to her that the thailand women's soccer team are never going to be opposition that the men's US soccer team are ever going to face it's alarming how someone who's aiming to become president could possibly make such an obviously flawed argument men and women's sports are essentially different products there's simply no comparison between the two variants of the sport though there are some sports where women have advantages over men such as gymnastics figure skating and long distance swimming however when it comes to sports like soccer rugby tennis etc men have a massive advantage thanks to their superior speed endurance strength size and spatial awareness this is after all the reason why we segregate the sports by gender to begin with anyway we're going to get more into this in today's video lots to talk about I'll be right back after today's sponsor segment time for a word from our sponsor for this video raid shadow legends this brand new 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losing 5-2 against FC Dallas Under 15's Academy side who took full advantage of their big day the players did not appear to allow the display to subdue their spirits and posed with the opposition for photos after the game now people who've defended this have said things like well it was only a training ground scrimmage it doesn't matter it wasn't a proper match but do you seriously think that the same excuses would be made for the men's soccer team if they lost to a team of under 15 boys there's no universe where that would happen short of them throwing the game of course even at 15 the adolescent boys boasts a significant physical advantage and I would wager that when they were playing against these women that they were probably aware of that advantage and likely held back a little bit when it came to making tackles I believe this woman is Ali Krieger I read she's five foot six this guy is towering over her height is a huge deal in soccer especially when competing for balls in the air even at 15 these boys are likely going to have an advantage over these women in terms of height alone now with that defeat in mind does anyone really expect a hypothetical game between the women's u.s. soccer team and the men's US soccer team to even be a contest here's another Daily Mail article and it's a similar story but this time from Australia in 2016 the Australian women's soccer team the Matilda's lost 7 nil to the Newcastle Jets under 15 boys team are you noticing a pattern here it appears that the best adult women representing their Nations at the highest level of their sport are unable to compete with a team of teenage boys imagine how much further behind they are to the standards of an adult male team and yes the media and the u.s. women's soccer team is demanding equality despite the standard of their play not even being remotely near that of the men's game the following video featuring an interview with Megan Rapinoe was posted on CBS News Twitter account it certainly should be more and that yeah I didn't even know how to answer that question but I think that needs to be a big investment in the women's game so maybe for once like god forbid we be overpay Megan Rapinoe who plays for the American women's team says that maybe for once they could be overpaid well it turns out that technically when compared to the men they are overpaid but we'll get to that in a moment by the way this is the same Megan Rapinoe who ignored the national anthem as a nephew to trump this article is from the Daily Caller Rapinoe who is openly gay had previously said she would never sing the national anthem again as a nephew to President Donald Trump she announced that she would never put my hand over my heart or sing the national anthem in an interview with Yahoo News in May I'll probably never put my hand over my heart Rapinoe said in May I'll probably never sing the national anthem again because I'm as talented as I am I get to be here you don't get to tell me if I can be here or not she told Yahoo News so it's kind of a good fu to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the Trump administration might have towards people who don't look exactly like him which god help us if we all looked like him scary really scary are disturbing well that doesn't sound like a massive boatload of narcissism or anything Megan you may not like Donald Trump but you play for and represent the u.s. women's soccer team you're representing America playing for your country is an honor and a privilege and therefore you should stand with pride during the national anthem it is a privilege to be able to do what you do for your country American people are paying to see you play disrespecting the national anthem as a form of personal political protest is a selfish thing to do this is from an article from NBC News Megan Rapinoe this moment is so much more than soccer I feel like us just being at the pinnacle of our game is kind of a protest in a way and is sort of defiant in and of itself I think female athletes in general are at the forefront of every protest in general because we're gay where women were women of color were sort of everything all at one time Rapinoe one of five openly LGBTQ players on the team told NBC on Tuesday we're unfortunately constantly being oppressed in some sort of way so I feel like just us being athletes just us being at the pinnacle of our game is kind of a protest in a way and a sort of defiant in and of itself please tell us how you're personally oppressed I mean you're literally a multi-millionaire who kicks a bag of air around a field for a living America can hardly be a place of such massive inequality and oppression when you're able to rise to the highest ranks of your sport and earn a fortune doing it in 2016 she also took a knee during the national anthem colin kaepernick style also here's an article from CNN Megan Rapinoe Steamies Ali Krieger on President Trump I refuse to respect a man that warrants no respect CNN US national soccer team player Ali Krieger has said she would absolutely not go to the White House if invited and stood by her teammate Megan Rapinoe in her war of words with the u.s. President Donald Trump as you can see the u.s. women's soccer team's success at the World Cup has unfortunately become politicized in a very negative way and the gender pay gap stuff has been another component of that but it turns out it's not the women who were underpaid this article is from human events there should be equal pay for the World Cup that means paying men more there is a pay gap in soccer no doubt but to the dismay of social justice warriors they have incorrectly identified the victim of the skewed pay it is in fact men who are not earning their fair share comparatively the Huffington Post threw out some numbers commonly used to propagate the pay gap myth they reported u.s. soccer's women's salaries are approximately $30,000 less than the men in addition to earning smaller bonuses US soccer awarded the men's team a 5.4 million dollar bonus after it lost in the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup it awarded the women's team 1.7 million dollars when it won the entire 2015 tournament now here's where things get interesting Forbes magazine Ian helped set the straight when the lawsuit was first filed referencing the Women's World Cup in Vancouver four years ago as an Ian said the Women's World Cup brought in almost 73 million dollars of course the players got 13% the 2010 Men's World Cup in South Africa made almost four billion dollars of which nine percent went to the players now I'm not a mathematician or anything but a rough calculation reveals that four billion dollars is fifty four times more than what the Women's World Cup generated and the men only received 9% of that figure while the women received 13% of the 73 million dollars that they generated the article goes on to explain that this year's Women's World Cup in France generated 130 million dollars and the female players received 22% of that figure which is 30 million dollars the men's 2018 World Cup in Russia generated 6 billion dollars and the men received four hundred million dollars which is 7 percent of that figure so percentage-wise the men received less from the overall profits from their World Cup how could the female soccer players be paid the same as the men four hundred million dollars when their World Cup only generated 130 million dollars the money simply doesn't exist to pay them that amount the competition would be bankrupt unless of course feminists believe that the women's salary should be taken out of the profits that the men generated well I wouldn't be surprised if that's what they end up pushing for the earnings that the players receive in both the men's and women's world cup are based on television viewing figures sponsorships endorsements stadium attendance TV rights etc essentially it's a kind of pay-per-view type model the men's game generates far greater viewing figures than the female variant why because the Women's World Cup is simply nowhere near as entertaining despite being heavily promoted most soccer fans simply don't care all that much for women's soccer especially outs the United States the spectacled doesn't compare to the men's game FIFA announced three point five seven two billion people watched the 2018 men's world cup the final alone was seen by one point one two billion people the women's 2019 World Cup was watched by about 1 billion people worldwide so the men's tournament was watched by three and a half times more people worldwide now despite this some people may be confused by headlines like this from CNBC Women's World Cup draws better ratings than last year's men's final as equal pay debate rages on Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final in which the US beat the Netherlands to nil pulled in significantly better television ratings in the US than the 2018 men's final between France and Croatia according to statistics released Monday by Fox Sports which aired the match well why do you think that is firstly as it says in the article these are the television ratings for the United States and obviously that's important what would the fact that the United States women's team was playing in the final soccer is very much the poor relation in the United States in fourth place basically behind American football hockey baseball basketball etc the Men's World Cup final in 2018 wouldn't have drawn much interest in the u.s. considering it didn't feature the US team it was between France and Croatia I wouldn't have expected American audiences to be all that keen on watching it but the women's u.s. soccer team has had more success relatively speaking in their game and so Americans will likely tune in to watch them in the final in greater numbers so in conclusion feminists can harp on all day about wanting equality with their male counterparts and pointing out the pay gap that exists between men and women but they refuse to talk about the performance gap and the value gap in terms of the entertainment that they offer the public that leads to the inevitable viewership gap which ultimately explains why the men earned so much more money than the women those are just my thoughts on this whole gender pay gap debate on the Women's World Cup let me know your thoughts in the comments below and I'll see you next time bye

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  • Reply Special Jellies July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    There was a Women's soccer world cup?

  • Reply IP3 July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Ladies your tyranical exploitation of the double standard only works when it's YOUR man. The double standard does NOT work outside that dynamic Abigail Adams 🤫

  • Reply LEE WALKER July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    When I first heard of this, I said the goal of the women is to take the profits of the men. Exactly
    You watch, this is what will happen.
    And since one organization USSF runs both, instaed of each being separated, it will be easy fot them to steal

  • Reply Just SomeMedic July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Americans don’t give a warm SHIT about soccer. Even LESS about women’s soccer (pfffft 😆), and even LESS STILL about some dyke that plays it!! Let’s move on shall we?

  • Reply Wolfen443 July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    WOW, the ridiculousness of their self ignorance of the facts due to their agenda. Prize awards are awarded in direct comparison to revenue created, sorry Feminists.

  • Reply Martin Rigggs July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Chivalry is dead. Women are to blame. But remember one thing they will always be the fuckie while men will always enjoy big, small, fat, skinny, black , white being the FUCKER😎🍺🏋🏻‍♂️🎯

  • Reply Nebadon Adams July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Here's an Idea: Let them pay these women however much they want and cut the Men's salaries. Watch the entire sport tank under the weight of advertisers not reaching any demographics worth a damn.

    The time for trying to correct Feminist Fuck-ups is over. Let them fail – it's what they're good at, after all.

  • Reply GhostBeer July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I feel like this video was a waste of time. Like, media messaging, selling social trends….This shit has been around forever and intelligent people see it for what it is, a sales tactic. Why does anyone care so much? This piece just nitpicks dumb "trendy" arguments (straw-men) and then tries to make some rebuttal about men vs women?….As if it's even worth anyone's time? This whole video just sounds like a whinny rant about shit that most of us really don't care about. "Triggered" would be the best way to describe this.

  • Reply Trajans Method July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    an under 15's side is boys of 12, 13 and 14. they have only just hit puberty and are far far far from fully developed. sorry to any fc dallas fans but in a serious match the FC dallas first team would lose 10 nil to chelsea man city arsenal, barcelona bayern munich, paris st germain etc. they would be thrashed by an english championship team.

  • Reply Lebeman July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Daily reminder that women have more rights than men. #Equality #TakeWomensRightsAway

  • Reply AhhCmon July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    The world cup was fun until Megan Rapino ruined it. I won't be watching it next time. Rapino has a lot of nerve calling Trump ugly. 1st of all he's 72, second, Rapino is a hideous woman who's like only in her 30's, she's all wrinkly and gross

  • Reply Trajans Method July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    female models get paid more than male models.

  • Reply Truth & Justice July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Coming soon…
    * Gay World Cup
    * Black World Cup
    * Muslim World Cup
    All demanding equal pay with the (Straight) (White) (Christian) (Men's) World Cup. lol

  • Reply Trajans Method July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    they cant beat boys

  • Reply no way July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    a missing piece is merchandising. men sell loads of merchandise while the women sell almost nothing… people in europe watch the womens wc games but they dont invest money in it, they dont go to the pub or public viewing, nor do they travel to the country that hosts the wc to watch games live. the mens wc is a big celebration! the tv numbers are very misleading. cause people in europe love football and when there is no mens competition on they then watch the women, its for free after all

  • Reply Imma Khunt July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    How’s the lucrative christian market going for you?

    Views and donations up yet?

    Jesus he knows me, and he knows I’m right …

  • Reply Wojtek Czemas July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    They had to go woke , these team could be USA heroes all they need to do was to shut the fuck up and act with an unce of class but nooooo lets fuck up our legacy with gender BS. So sad , so disrespectful , now everyone hates WNT , congratulations ladies.

  • Reply AGENT 97 July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Not really a surprise that an ugly feminist dike would be disrespectful to her country and complain about everything. Keep crying bitches, nobody watches and nobody cares. Lmfao

  • Reply Gundam Serpent July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Why is there no Female to Male Trans trying for Male Sport Teams ?

  • Reply Max Nikolenko July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Absolutely on point. I want to see MENS US TEAMS AGAINST WOMENS US TEAM. just imagine the embaresment of all those who thinks biology has nothing to do with strength between men and women. If the score is 17-0 the feminosts would blame the refs

  • Reply strawberry milkshake July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    15 year old boys are physically stronger than adult females – now try to watch cpt. marvel

  • Reply Michael Fairchild July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    "We want MORE pay for LESS work".
    In my city the company for garbage, cleaning and recycling is seaching for females to join their rank as drivers, garbage collectors and such (no office work). I dont think they will find anyone.

  • Reply I P July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Shit on your best friend and then ask him to help you. Force him to help you. At some point, your best friend will actually hate you. And then there will be hell to pay.

    Do not underestimate back lash. It helped Trump get elected.

  • Reply I P July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I remember how I used to lament the fact that some really great musicians were under-compensated compared to their less talented and more famous brethren. It seemed unfair to me, but, heck, it all revolved around marketing.

    Now I am listening to how less talented athletes ought to make as much as more talented athletes, and the reason for being less talented is actually a justification for them being paid more money. cuz equal rights. AM I TAKING CRAZY PILLS?

    Eventually we will have bikini contests in which the best bodies are automatically disqualified. Oh, wait! It is already happening in the UK!

  • Reply Ben Lee July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    oh god forbid if the women soccer teams decide to protest and stop playing for our viewership ….. bohahahhahaha!!!!

  • Reply I P July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    +4:55 Competing for balls in the air is actually something girls used to be good at, and height was not necessarily any advantage at all. But I digress. Seriously folks, when you give kids awards for just showing up for the game, eventually some whiny bitch is going to demand millions of dollars to be paid to her by….who? THE GOVERNMENT! Well, I have a couple of hobbies that no one cares about, and I would like to do them full time, and be paid a shitload of money because ya know, injustice.

  • Reply Sniffling Imp July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Pretty sure I'd get paid a lot less as a stripper than a woman doing the same job would

  • Reply Arjan Plantinga July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Male professional players have been suspended for wearing (political) messages on their undershirts, which they would display after they scored. Those two women should be suspended as well. They are doing football a massive disservice. Make it a hefty ban for both club and national games.

  • Reply Max Horizon July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I'm really happy you tackled the viewership aspect of this issue. A lot of people in America fail to realize that because this is a globally viewed sport and that the U.S. is a part of that, all viewership needs to be inclusive. Even if the women's teams were to be more entertaining in the U.S., those numbers wouldn't compare to the global scale of entertainment the men's teams bring.

  • Reply DrSparky Piper July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I dont care about her personal issues(gay).

    Her attitude is trash. She has a bad attitude and people think if we dislike her we are bigots or homophobic.

    Nope I think your salty attitude will get you nowhere with rational thinking Americans

  • Reply Yeticus Rex July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Put the USMNT bonus and the USWNT bonus into a pot….play one game….winner take all. That would settle this debate, whether the women accept the challenge or decline it.

  • Reply dan mitchell July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    both womens and men soccer is a waste of time and money when veterans and children have no homes or food when people are dying cause they cant afford treatments or people being stuck paying a global debt they had nothing to do with,yet these pansy's are being payed millions to kick around a football,a fucking game. no its time we get real and wake up to the fact those resources could be better used elsewhere

  • Reply Warren Puckett July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    A. Mens soccer pays the men more than the women soccer league takes in. B. You can't force people to watch a womens game. C. I don't think a womens game would be accepted as a warm up for the main event.

  • Reply Al C July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    The way things are going. I say that transgender players will dominate the womens teams soon. Inclusion & diversity people, its what is being pushed on everyone.

  • Reply Cifer 70 July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Our world went to shit, once the womens right shit went into place. Do not get me wrong, any man who puts their hand on a female needs a beating themselves. I guess I shouldn't say rights because that isn't really the problem, voting, great! Wanna job, wonderful. I worked as a land surveyor with a yearly base hourly salary of 37k without a college education, and I would bring home 45-47k a year because of the overtime I would work. My wife on the other hand makes 45k salary a year, and brings home 45k, and she rarely even puts in 40 hours! Last thing look at the divorce rate since they got want they want!

  • Reply Mark Ganus July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    the sad thing is that sjw's will call this a conspiracy theory

  • Reply Jeff Schwind July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    oh Kristen shut up and fix NY's infrastructure or go be a mom and shut up

  • Reply Basileus July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I notice they are ignoring just before the Wimmins World Cup the Australian womens team played an ordinary run of the mill – BOYS – UNDER 15's – team in preperation for the World Cup AND THE BOYS BEAT THEM 7-0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Apparently the under-15's of the Newcastle Jets were told to take their foot off the pedal as they were making them look what they were.
    NOTICE THAT ON BBC ? GUARDIAN ? INDEPENDENT ? SKY ?
    NOT A WORD. Wonder why ?

  • Reply thespian1961 July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    It looks like the UK are going to get the Women's netball world cup shoved down our throats now.

  • Reply Rippingthosecheeks Hey July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    They took a positive for women and just crushed it lol

  • Reply Mucky Manzatti July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Women are so fucking stupid when it comes to economics. They wanna play with the big boys, but when it's time to use your fucking brain the only way to mask ignorance is an explosion of emotion.

  • Reply Eli Pen July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Well, if they thought their viewership and fanbase were low before boy are they in for it now.

  • Reply Richard Johnson July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    never watch it

  • Reply Pontus Bergström July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Stop abusing the S word unsubscribed

  • Reply The Mr. Pete Channel needs 700 subs! July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Beating Thailand 13 nil is like the Yankees beating a little league team.

  • Reply Jordan Castro July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Haha men USA vs woman USA you'll see why men get paid more woman Soccer more funny and there goals

  • Reply MrLediv July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Women dont have advantages over men in either Gymnastics, long distance swimming or figure skating. Where did you get this information from?

  • Reply RageQuit July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I agree to everything said, I just had a random thought: You'd need some kind of base score system to be able to compare the actual skill of men and women without falsifying those with the physical advantages that men have.
    Simple example: In FF14 every Attack has a base potency rating, but the actual damage it does is modified by level, gear, stats etc. So while and undergeared low level player might pull less DPS than a maxed out player, you could actually compare the Potency per second they dish out, where the base scores are equal for everyone, instead of the raw damage numbers. Then it might be possible that the low player is actually a way more skilled player than the high level player, he just pulls worse DPS numbers because he has worse items. The difference in itemization would correspond to the physical differences between men and women. If you know what I mean ^^
    I mean let's be real, men are also more skilled, would still be fun if someone developed an objective method of measurement for it tho ^^

  • Reply Ozan Yarman July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    entitled thots want to be OVERPAID. Feminism: Never about equality.

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