The Daily Show Takes On American Soccer’s Gender Wage Gap

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Last month, five members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the U.S. Soccer Federation saying that the Federation pays the World Cup champions far less than their male counterparts.

Despite the fact that the women’s team has been more successful than the men’s team in wins, revenue and audience, there are still many critics arguing as to why the women shouldn’t earn as much as the men.

Taking on the critics, players Becky Sauerbrunn, Ali Krieger and Hope Solo, along with the support of former professional tennis player and women’s rights activist Billie Jean King, sit down with The Daily Show senior correspondent Hasan Minhaj to point out the complete unfairness and ridiculousness of the salary disparity. And it’s freaking awesome!

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