NBA famous person Steph Curry has been surrounded by “unbelievable and fiercely principled” girls his entire life. Now, that he’s the daddy to 2 daughters, Riley and Ryan, he match it excessive time to talk out about girls’s equality and shutting the gender pay hole. On Sunday, The Gamers’ Tribune printed “This Is Private,” an essay written by the two-time MVP about wanting his daughters to develop up in a world that treats them pretty.
“I’d be mendacity if I didn’t admit that the thought of girls’s equality has develop into somewhat extra private for me, these days, and somewhat extra actual,” Curry wrote. “I would like our ladies to develop up understanding that there aren’t any boundaries that may be positioned on their futures, interval. I would like them to develop up in a world the place their gender doesn’t really feel like a rulebook for what they need to assume, or be, or do. And I would like them to develop up believing that they’ll dream huge, and attempt for careers the place they’ll be handled pretty.
“And naturally: paid equally.”
Curry’s essay comes on the heels of many outstanding figures in the WNBA and NBA talking concerning the rising gender pay hole between the 2 leagues. Former NBA star Jalen Rose spoke up about WNBA gamers being handled as “second-class residents,” and Skylar Diggins-Smith blasted the low earnings feminine gamers obtain for the identical quantity of labor as NBA gamers.
The three-time NBA champion known as for all individuals, “not simply fathers of daughters,” to battle for equality. “I’m feeling extra pushed than ever — to assist out girls who’re working towards progress, in any method that I can,” Curry wrote.
He continued, “Let’s work to shut the chance hole. Let’s work to shut the pay hole… I imply, ‘girls deserve equality’ — that’s not politics, proper?”
Final week, Curry hosted his first all-girls basketball camp and vowed to assist make a change for girls throughout all platforms.