Episode 63: How to Score Equal Pay in Soccer
The US Women's National Soccer Team might be wrapping up their World Cup victory tour, but their equal pay lawsuit is far from over. With assists from Meg Linehan of The Athletic and Maya Raghu from the National Women's Law Center, Cristen and Caroline game out what's at stake and why it's relevant to us non-Megan Rapinoes, too.
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