• Lauren Jackson spent her entire career at the Seattle Storm. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Less clothes, less media, less money... The only things female athletes seem to have more of are loyalty and toughness.
Erin Byrnes

28 Jul 2016 - 7:30 AM  UPDATED 28 Jul 2016 - 7:30 AM

1. To be honest, this gif is all you really need to see. But we’ll give you 6 more anyway

2. Female athletes don’t sell their services to the highest bidder

For women, sport is rarely about money, meaning they tend to stay loyal to their team. Lauren Jackson, the greatest player to play in the WNBA, stayed with Seattle Storm her entire career - something very few NBA players can claim.

Lauren Jackson's Seattle Storm jersey retired
Seattle Storm fans and players bid an emotional farewell to their greatest ever player.

3. Male athletes will never know this eternal struggle

4. And they don't need to budget for hair ties and bobby pins

5. Sportswomen take every chance they can to compete for their country

Unlike male athletes, who are often guilty of using international tournaments as rest and recovery blocks.  

6. A photo shoot sadly means more makeup and less clothes for women 

7. Bank balance

Here's the big one. There are so many examples, but here's a good one to put it into perspective. The US men's football team received $9 million for making the second stage of the 2014 World Cup. The U.S. women collected $2 million for winning the 2015 World Cup.


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