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Cindy Boren / The Washington Post
"I mean, it’s unbelievable to say that you believe that half of the people when it comes to soccer are just inherently less than the other half, to use that argument.”
Scott Gleason / USA Today
Fifty five people (39 team members along with coaches and staff) are safe and staying quarantined in a hotel,though many are parents who are away from their children. Frustration has grown because the team has been in contact with the U.S. Embassy but had not been made aware that the Honduran government would keep them in the country.
A pandemic magnifies all existing inequalities. Working from home in a white-collar job is easier; employees with salaries and benefits will be better protected; self-isolation is less taxing in a spacious house than a cramped apartment. But one of the most striking effects of the coronavirus will be to send many couples back to the 1950s. Across the world, women’s independence will be a silent victim of the pandemic.
Nancy Armour / USA Today
Shamed by players and chastened by outraged sponsors, U.S. Soccer has dropped the sexist and demeaning stereotypes it had used to make its case in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. women. It no longer claims that it is “indisputable `science’” that the women lacked the “skill” of male players. Instead, it reverts to a previous argument that the U.S. women receive more in total compensation than the U.S. men.
One upside to remote work: more work being done in writing via email means fewer chances for being interrupted, at least in the traditional sense. Remote communication, in theory, allows everyone equal opportunity to express their ideas in full without being cut off.