Rachel Grady: We Ain't There Yet, Baby
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Over the years, I've had hundreds of assumptions crushed. "Adults act like grown ups." "Judges are fair." "Love occurs at first sight." Making documentaries for a living makes assumption crushing easy.
Another assumption: Women who are elite professional athletes, better then 99.99 percent of all other people on earth at hitting, kicking, running, dunking, jumping and punching will make a decent living off their excellence and dominance in their discipline. Right?
After interviewing some of America's top women athletes, it became clear that being the best in the world simply isn't enough. Male pro-athletes are distinguished from amateurs in that they are paid for their efforts. But when it comes to women, most of our country's top female athletes end up working other full-time or part-time jobs in addition to their training, practice and competition schedules. Male athletes in the big four sports earn big money for their work on the field. Most female stars achieve fin
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