Women’s Football He explained that it is difficult to fight inequality when it is rooted in history.
Megan Rapinoe was eliminated from the NWSL playoffs with OL Reign, but his work off the field continues, especially in the fight for social equality and gender equity, a subject of which she has become a constant and controversial character.
In an interview with Cathy Park Hong on Instagram, the stars and stripes forward spoke about his projects to fight racism and discrimination, in which he explained that he seeks to surround himself with people who dedicate themselves day and night to this cause.
“I try to spend less time explaining to the people in charge about the problems I want to change and more with the people who are working to dismantle them. It speeds me up too much so I try to focus on the people who are working on solutions and that they will challenge me, not just like-minded people “, the USWNT forward said.
Megan accepted that being white and a famous athlete has certain privileges that other women do not have and therefore works to change that situation.
“Whether it’s gay rights or wage rights or women’s equity, I’m also incredibly privileged, so I feel like it’s a responsibility or a way to balance my privilege. If I feel discriminated against when it comes to my salary and compensation, But I’m also a famous athlete, so I can call the New York Times and I can call the Washington Post. That is not normal for most women facing salary discrepancies, so I feel like it is my responsibility to do that, balance the incredible privilege I have. “
Finally, the two-time World Cup winner stated that changing society is a long process and more when the evils are rooted in the history of the United States.
“Particularly for white people, I really think it’s up to us to give in to the leadership of the people who are marginalized and traditionally excluded from all of these stories, not just to lead but to complete the story. We have such a small understanding and narrow view even of what America’s history is, which, if you really think about it, is pretty gross in a lot of ways. It is quite destructive, violent and hateful in many ways. “