- Christopher Smith, Publisher
Heads of State
Of all the news and announcements during Women's History Month, none stood out in my mind as much as seeing Megan Rapinoe and Margaret Purce visit the White House.
Rapinoe, especially, deserves this moment. Who can forget the absolutely shameful treatment that the former guy gave her during the 2019 Women's World Cup, when he started a cowardly Twitter-feud against a US Team Captain in the middle the tournament she was trying to win for the United States?
Despite those outrageous distractions, Rapinoe went on to help the US win the its fourth World Cup, (a feat the US Mens' Team has not yet accomplished) to match its four Olympic gold medals. She also won the Golden Boot for the most goals in the tournament, and the Ballon D'Or as best player in the tournament, and the FIFA's BEST Women's Player of 2019 and Sports Illustrated's Athlete of the Year.
Fast forward to 2021, a new era where respect and equity are featured, not attacked, and Rapinoe and Purce were treated like heads of state by the Bidens, who invited them to the Oval Office to share thoughts and experiences about pay equity on Equal Pay Day on March 24th.
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