Undoubtedly, female athletes need to be a strong AF.
They climb mountains, do setbacks on four inch wide bars, and run a whole damn marathon at five and a half minutes. Heck, Serena Williams even won a Grand Slam in her first trimester of pregnancy.
So what are really some additional obstacles that need to be overcome?
If you're not the first woman to hold a full-time coaching position on an MLB squad (hey, Alyssa Nakken !) Or fight for the same payday as her husband, less successful colleagues (oh (hiiiii four-time U.S. women's national soccer team that won the World Cup), they're just pushing for goddamn recognition.
After then-Star of the University of Oregon Sabrina Ionescu scored a triple-double in the 2019 NCAA tournament, she was surprised that ESPN was only fixated on the men who had reached the same heights. "They had written something about Ja Morant getting one, and they said there were only eight or seven people who ever got one in the NCAA tournament, and they listed all the men who got a triple -Double. " she later explained to the network's magazine. "And so I thought:" All right, this is my chance, I'll say something. ""
Your post-game snipe: "It probably still won't be recognized because ESPN never recognizes women's sport."