Association Football, or soccer, if some of you want to call it that, is by far the most popular sport in the world with an estimated fanbase of over 3. It's true, female soccer is far less popular than the male version of the game, and some may say that it's because it lacks the aggressiveness or that women don't have the same athletic potential as men. Now if you happen to be a professional athlete that works out every single day, chances are you'll get some heads turning when you show up at the beach on your vacation. Okay, so we were talking about female soccer and how it gets a lot less attention than it deserves. This really shows how undervalued female soccer is, as male superstars can change teams for tens of millions of dollars.
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As of , it may be time to officially declare privacy dead. With the invention of the internet, cellular phones, and various social media platforms, getting a hold of someone's information is seemingly easier than ever. It may not be fair, but keeping private e-mails or images on one's computer or cell phone is a risky proposition these days. Sadly, the world is full of people who are looking to exploit someone's private content for profit or in some cases simply their own amusement. That being said, there is no excuse for stealing someone's intimate photos of themselves and distributing them to the world. If you are a celebrity or high-profile athlete you may be even more susceptible to hackers looking to make a quick buck off of your private images.
It's been 20 years since Aussie women's footballers posed nude. What's changed?
Gaetine Thiney, 25, plus Elodie Thomis, 24, and Corine Franco, 27, said they posed provocatively for the pictures which appear in Sunday's edition of Bild to spark controversy and generate publicity. The trio posed for the pictures under the motto: "Is this how we should show up before you come to our games? Fresh from their hammering of Canada last week, in which Thiney scored twice and Thomis also netted, the trio said they want to draw attention to their sport and create some debate of the women's game.
The discrimination, the athletes said, affects not only their paychecks but also where they play and how often, how they train, the medical treatment and coaching they receive, and even how they travel to matches. In recent years, players, teams and even athletes in other sports — American hockey gold medalists, Canadian soccer pros, W. For decades, U. The United States women flew on a chartered flight — once an unthinkable luxury for the squad — between matches as recently as last week, and U. Soccer has eliminated other inequities on topics as disparate as meal money and hotel accommodations.