Snoop Dogg championing equal pay for women: ‘Pay them ladies, man’
Studies have shown that men who have daughters are more likely to support women's rights. CEOs with daughter are more aware of the problems women face in the workplace, and a 2011 study of Danish companies found they're more likely to close the gender wage gap.
One man whose daughter has played a role in his championing of women's rights? Snoop Dogg. The rapper posted a video on Instagram highlighting the inequality that the U.S. women's soccer team is currently facing, and he did it in the most endearingly Snoop Dogg way.
"Food for thought: Shout out to the USA women's soccer team for their fourth World Cup, but what I want to talk about is they only get $90,000 per player, but the men, if they win it they get $500,000 per player," he said in the video. "Sorry-ass [expletive] men from the US soccer team ain't ever won [expletive], ain't gonna ever win [expletive], can't even get out of the [expletive] first round."
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U.S. Soccer doesn't seem to understand the concept of paying the women's soccer team what they're worth, but Snoop Dogg does."Pay them ladies,man, pay them girls what they're worth. The women should be getting $500,000 per athlete, Snoop Dogg says so. Them girls won four World Cups, and $90,000? Man, please," he continued. Maybe the executives at U.S. Soccer just don't have daughters?
We've come a long way from the '90s when Snoop Dogg was calling women "bitches" and "hos" in is music. He's now going to tell us to drop it like it's hot in a more respectful manner."Definitely, my attitude has changed towards women," he said, per The Telegraph. "I am more sensitive and more vulnerable writing-wise and accepting a woman for being a beautiful person, as opposed to me saying she is a bitch and a whore."
Snoop Dogg has changed because he's aware of what's going on in the world of women, is willing to listen, and is willing to actually make that change."Once I figured out there was room to grow and learn and to be a better person, then I incorporated that in everything I was doing," he told The Telegraph.
The rapper credits his awareness of women's issues to both his daughter and the fact that women are being more vocal about their experiences."[W]omen are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn't have a daughter, I didn't understand. I was speaking from the mind of a young adolescent," Snoop Dogg told The Guardian.
It turns out Snoop Dogg was the male ally we never knew we needed until we had him. So, continue speaking out, Ladies, because you never know who's listening.