Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was quoted in a long-form article on professional women soccer players’ ongoing struggle for equal pay. The article, “What’s Next for the USWNT and Their Equal Pay Lawsuit?” was published online by The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network.
The article also delves into the difficulty of sustaining the public’s interest and support in women’s sports after the excitement of winning a world championship fades. LaVoi says, “I would challenge readers and fans of women’s soccer with all the excitement and all the interest and engagement they had around the World Cup, if they could figure out even one way to keep engaged, to sustain their interests, to support the team, to support a league, to support the sport, whatever that looks like to them. If those millions of fans did that, I think that helps push the needle.”