Race and Gender Politics in America
Kaiya McCullough was a former professional soccer player in the National Women's Soccer League, who recently came forward with allegations of abuse by her former coach on the Washington Spirit team. Since then, other players in the league have spoken up against abuse and sexual misconduct by their coach. Kaiya joins Jennifer on the show to discuss the imbalance of power when men coach women, how low pay in women's sports functions to keep players silent against injustice, and why Kaiya ultimately had to quit soccer for her mental health. Plus, Kaiya reflects on the pride and power she felt witnessing athletes Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka put themselves over sport this past summer.
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