Megan and Jessie were joined by a special guest, long-time Effortista Giselle Muñoz, for a frank discussion how, even in a match that should be pure escapism, it’s important not to ignore what makes us angry, worried, or disappointed. As Giselle put it: it’s important not to be too polite.
The trio talked about inequities in CONCACAF teams and their own conflicts over whether a team with the support and infrastructure like the USWNT should be playing friendlies (during a pandemic. With fans.) against Colombia, whose players are still fighting to be paid even a fraction of what their men’s side makes. And before we even get to the match itself, we’re still talking about the anthem, and the issue(s) with performative allyship on a USWNT whose players show remarkable strength and unity when battling issues that affect their white players, but have yet to realize that racism cannot and should not be confronted by Black players. Oh and that anthem? Not about the troops. Not even a little bit. Join us for this and more, and as always, follow and comment to let us know what you think.