Megan Rapinoe tells a US House committee that the female World Cup winners have exceeded the accomplishments of their male counterparts, yet received inadequate compensation and playing conditions.
The 28 members of the current US women's national soccer team filed the lawsuit alleging ongoing "institutionalised gender discrimination" concluding that a top-tier women's player would make only 38 percent of a similarly situated men's player.
Google engineer James Damore caused a furore with an internal memo that suggested men naturally do tech better than women.
Protesters used art and civil disobedience to draw attention to the wide range of problems women face - from FGM to domestic violence to the gender pay gap.
It will take 170 years to close the gender pay gap globally, according to the World Economic Forum.
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