5 Pro Female Athletes That Are Making a Difference
To say that sports are an industry dominated by men would completely ignore the many contributions women have brought to the field throughout the years. To say that the discourse is focused on the contributions of men primarily is more accurate.
So let’s change the discourse one article at a time. Below you have a list of 5 amazing pro female athletes that are not only dominating their fields - they’re also fighting for change.
1. Serena Williams
Serena Williams is a pro athlete that needs no introductions, and one that has given back a lot over the years. Back in 2016, she and Venus Williams opened a community center in their hometown to support local residents affected by gun violence.
In 2018, she donated $10,000 to Imagine LA, an organization that helps homeless families and has been a strong voice that pushes for equality over the years.
2. Angel Collinson
Protect Our Winters and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Angel has also been outspoken about her own sport, and how it can affect the climate.
3. Hilary Knight
boycott the world championships if changes weren’t made. She also plans to attend law school and help represent women in sports facing adversity.
4. Megan Rapinoe
Rapinoe is also one of the few openly gay pro athletes in the US, and one of 5 US Women’s soccer players to file a wage discrimination complaint against the US Soccer Federation, in which they demanded equal pay. While they did not gain equality, they did get a 30% pay increase.
5. Misty Copeland
back in 2015.
Misty has strived to be a voice for ‘all the little brown girls’ out there who often face adversity, not just in ballet. She is an advocate of equal rights and commonly speaks up about racial inequalities, like showing public support for the Black Lives Matter Movement.
There are many more amazing women out there dominating their fields and fighting the good fight. For us, it becomes our duty to show support for these women and lift them, giving their voices an echo to wrap the world.
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