All About Female Sports Stars

Female sports stars can be found in a variety of different sports

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Many female sports stars have made a name for themselves. One example is Serena Williams. Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, including four Olympic gold medals and 11 Grand Slam singles titles on the Women’s Tennis Association tour.

Serena Williams recently tweeted something that the world of sports should see. She tweeted about women’s rights and how they are not equal to men in society. Serena has a point with this. Especially when it comes to the subject of discipline for different genders.

Some other notable female sports stars include Abby Wambach, a retired American soccer player, and two-time Olympic gold medalist; Simone Biles, an American artistic gymnast who is the most decorated World Gymnastics Championships competitor of all time, with nineteen medals (eleven gold, four silver, four bronze); and Ronda Rousey, an American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a law that prohibits any place of employment to “discriminate between employees based on sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which it pays wages to employees of the opposite sex…for equal work on jobs.” This act was established so that men and women would be paid equally for doing the same job. However, decades later and we’re not even close to achieving this ideal yet.

On average, women make 80% of what men make in America, despite working almost as hard as men do. What is even more upsetting is that African American and Latina women only make 65% and 55% of what men make on average, respectively. This is a huge gap and shows the inequality in the workforce.

After hearing this news, Serena Williams took it to Twitter to express herself with a quote that she found from a writer named Captain Obvious: “If they’re gonna try to make me quiet about it then I’m gonna just have to be louder.”

Williams continued saying that she wouldn’t stop fighting for equality on Twitter. This, however, didn’t go over well with the male population on Twitter. Many men responded to her by being very sexist and rude comments about women’s rights. One man even told Serena Williams to “go make some rice”.

This is the type of behavior that is so uneducated and disgusting. What is even more shocking than how many men on Twitter responded to Serena Williams with sexist comments was that women joined in with them too. It’s as if they all agree that women should not fight for equality because it will be a waste of time. However, this is not true.

The battle of women’s rights will continue as long as there is sexism and inequality in the world, so Serena Williams should keep fighting for what she believes in. Equal pay for equal work shouldn’t even be an issue anymore! Unfortunately, it still is one because we have people like Donald Trump running our country and making sexist comments.

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