By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
Source: Read full article at Truthdig
Champagne corks were popping in lower Manhattan on Wednesday — not only for the victorious United States Women’s National Soccer Team as they were feted with a ticker tape parade up New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Broadway, passing Wall Street, where the S&P 500 stock index crested 3000 for the first time in history. The 23 women of the soccer team had just returned from winning the World Cup in France. Back in the United States, they will continue another, more difficult battle, for pay and working conditions equal to those of their male counterparts in the U.S. Soccer Federation. A sign held during the parade by team member Crystal Dunn, an African American player from Rockville Centre on Long Island, read, “Parades are cool — Equal Pay is cooler.” The crowd echoed the sentiment. As Carlos Cordeiro, the head of the U.S. Soccer Federation, spoke at the rally that followed the parade, the crowd chanted, “Equal pay! Equal pay!” It was the same chorus that reverberated throughout the Lyon stadium when the women became world champions last Sunday.
The success of Wall Street, juxtaposed with the pay inequality imposed on these…