Read this tweet from MSNBC as many times as you need to — it gets better every time you do.
Earlier this week, U.S. Women’s Soccer player Megan Rapinoe, whom the media have decided is a genius on all things politics, appeared on the left-wing Rachel Maddow Show to virtue signal about equal pay, and how female athletes are being discriminated against because they’re not being paid as much as their male counterparts.
Now, we’ve been over this before, and we go over it again and again every time there is a high-profile athletic event featuring women players — female events don’t net the same ratings that male events do. Men tend to be better at doing physical things, and people prefer to watch sports where everyone is, well, really good.
This isn’t to discredit the team’s accomplishment — after all, they brought home the gold. That’s awesome — go America. But we’re not the ones trying to discredit anything here. If people become more interested in women’s sports, they will become more valuable — and athletes will earn more.
The funniest part about all of this is that Rapinoe apparently understand this perfectly. Adam Smith, John Locke, and Ayn Rand couldn’t have explained it any better if they tried…