The women’s game is still catching up with the men in terms of pay parity, though one of its pioneering players hopes that will change. Things still hasn’t changed when it comes to women, we are still fighting for a pay raise in every job aspect, when clearly women perform better than men in every aspect of the business world but we still are cut short of our worth.
“The girls need to be endorsed,” Australia’s former World Cup- winning captain Cheryl McAfee told CNN’S World Rugby show. Stereotypes showing that women have to voice an opinion to be heard, we have to demand for things to be done for us.
“They get out bed every day with bumps and bruises, but they grind it every day and they work really hard and they deserve more money.” The stereotype shown is women are working hard everyday with limited pay and it showing that our grind is precious and we should be rewarded for how hard we work.
Example was given of the salaries between men and women: The Average Salary in the Australian women’s squad is reportedly around $41,000- which includes a base wage as well as tax-free contributions from the Australian Sports Commission and world series win bonuses, which are also tax free. This was further boosted by $15,000 for winning Olympic gold.
extra example: The top three or four women in the squad earn between $60,000-$68,000. The men’s seven players, meanwhile, average around $56,000 according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Both examples shows you how they take women sports as a joke and hold men to a higher degree than women. Oh! The men sport is serious, they deserve the money. Women don’t take the sport of Rugby serious so why should they be paid more. People pay more to watch men horseplay around on a field before they pay more to watch women.
Talks are ongoing between the Australian Rugby Union and the Players’ union, which is seeking pay parity for the women. CNN has contacted the ARU for comment.
The English Rugby Union announced before the Olympics it will be awarding 16 full-time contracts to its key women’s players ahead of next year’s 15-a-side World Cut title defense. I hope to see a higher pay raise since you’re going to recruit and contract more women.