Women have been receiving the short end of the stick for a long time now. That is never right since women have also been enduring inequality when it comes to rights and speech. That is unexpected since rights are universal and everyone is born with that right and privilege.
However, when that is undermined and not given proper respect and thought, the dynamic balance of men and women’s rights becomes a one sided issue. Another thought is that we are also currently in a spot where women rights and movements are in the spotlight after too long being neglected in a dominantly patriarchal society.
Unequal pay in modern society still persists. According to the Pew Research Centre, women make around 82 percent of what men make while the World Economic Forum reported in 2017 that the gender wage gap is 68%.
Movements to rectify and equalise the issue has always been going on. Admirably the social issue is also getting the recognition it deserves to solve the issue of gender which affects other facets of women’s lives.
In conjunction of the International Women’s Day, HBO Max is celebrating with the release of its upcoming documentary, Let’s F*cking Go (LFG), directed by Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine. A pretty risqué title but no complaints here.
LFG is billed as a “no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay” where renowned soccer players such as Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and Sam Mewis tells the stories.
“This fight is so much bigger than ourselves and the Women’s National Team. We’re doing it for the next generation of female soccer players and for women throughout the world in all industries and walks of life who are also fighting for equality,” Rapinoe said in a statement.
The upcoming documentary is set to highlight the issue of gender discrimination, unequal pay. While also showcasing the player’s dedication and resilience to bring a change in its social paradigm. The documentary’s release date has yet to be announced as of now.