In today’s society we believe that women are being considered equal to men, generally speaking. But is that really true? Is it a fact that men still dominate the political scene? And is the pay gap in the US undoubtedly a factor in the society?
However, looking just fifty years back in time, the changes that have been made within equality becomes prominent.
These changes would never have been a reality if strong women had avoided fighting for what they believed in and fighting for their voice in the world.
This very concept is the main theme in the retired American soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach’s speech at the commencement address in May 2018 at Barnard College.
In Abby Wambach’s speech she talks to the women of the Barnard College, which is a women college in New York City. Her speech touches on the subject of feminism and the fact that even though society states that equality between men and women are present, we are far from it and women should keep on fighting for their voice in society.
The aforementioned speaker is Abby Wambach, a retired American soccer player and winner of two Olympic medals.
She states that she recently retired from her professional soccer career, and was a part of the ESPYs, a nationally televised sports award show, as a recipient of the icon award alongside with basketball athlete Kobe Bryant and football athlete Peyton Manning.
She goes on saying that upon receiving the reward she had a “momentary feeling of having arrived”1. But as she stepped of the stage and the applause drifted away, she realized that they all three were steeping into very different futures.