This is about much more than just sports. It signifies a necessary societal shift. Of course that doesn’t mean that the winning women’s team receives the winning men’s team payout. At $2 million they receive 25% of the winning men’s team’s, $8 million. Actually, all World Cup finals men’s teams receive $1.5 million, regardless of placement. Oh, and despite petitioning, the women’s teams still have to play on the far less forgiving artificial turf. Maybe with their record breaking accomplishment some of these glaring disparities might be properly addressed. Either way, it bodes well for greater acceptance of, and interest in, women’s sports, which even if you have no interest in sports, is a step in the right direction.