China’s men’s soccer team has long been lackluster and now the women are showing them how it’s done. Breaking through to the quarterfinals for the first time in eight years, they’re putting their male counterparts to shame. But, women soccer players the world over still earn less money, get fewer sponsors and only a fraction of the recognition. We explore the big gender inequalities in professional sports: the prospects for progress and the likelihood of female soccer idols making international headlines.
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