We keep hearing women are making progress, that gender equity is moving full steam head in the courts, in the workplace, in academia, in government, in corporate corridors. But what's the headline for this judge and his sentence?
"Simply put, we're sick of being treated like second-class citizens. It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it." That's what co-captain of the U.S. women's national soccer team Carli Lloyd wrote about the wage discrimination suit she and four teammates filed against U.S. Soccer.
When I heard about the U.S. Women's soccer team's five major stars filing a federal discrimination complaint against US Soccer seeking equal pay, I was struck by the moment. The potential of it, that is.
Here's some unsolicited advice to the pitchfork and torch crowd. Grow up. Maybe you never deserved the jobs and social capital you lost in the first place. Maybe your pay now looks like what 99 percent of others' do in this country.