Serena Williams talks wage discrimination

Serena Williams talked to Melissa Harris-Perry for the July issue of Glamour in a Q&A that covers everything from how she doesn’t believe anyone should blame Drake for her U.S. Open loss to how she wants to have kids in the future. The longest answer Williams shared in the published interview was concerning the wage discrimination in sports that the U.S. women’s national soccer team has recently challenged.

From Glamour:

Harris-Perry: The U.S. women’s soccer team has been challenging inequity in women’s sports, fighting for equal pay. It’s an issue facing NCAA women in multiple fields [including tennis, where women make 80 cents for each dollar men earn]. Want to weigh in on this?

Williams: These sports have a lot of work to do. And I really hope that I can be helpful in that journey because I do believe that women deserve the same pay. We work just as hard as men do. I’ve been working, playing tennis, since I was three years old. And to be paid less just because of my sex—it doesn’t seem fair. Will I have to explain to my daughter that her brother is gonna make more money doing the exact same job because he’s a man? If they both played sports since they…

Read Story

Translate »