The U.S. women’s soccer team’s battle for equality is transcending sports

“You can’t help but be struck by the amazing accomplishments of these women but also how they’re standing up for themselves,” said Neena Chaudhry, the senior adviser for education at the National Women’s Law Center. “Their message is permeating the culture. Hopefully, it will help people, not just athletes — the younger generation in particular. It should be inspiring for all of us to stand up and demand equal treatment.”