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  • Essay On Women Equal Pay

    WNBA and the remaining seven months overseas (Fagan). In the WNBA the average salary is $76,500. Where “low-level rookies make less than $40,000, the very best players about $109,500” (Fagan). The WNBA has struggled to keep attendance numbers up and has been losing millions of dollars each season. The league simply cannot afford to pay their payers larger salaries. On the other hand two of the WNBA’s top stars Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi will make about ten times what they will make in the WNBA in their seven months as a member of a Russian team. Griner makes about $1 million and Taurasi makes about $1.5 million (Fagan). In these European leagues, owners are able to play these star players’ salaries ten times their WNBA salaries. Basketball agent Bruce Levey told ESPN in an interview, “There is no economic justification for it, referring to high salaries for women 's professional players overseas. There is no college ball in Europe” (Steele). These teams are also not bringing in a ton of revenue. For instance the Russian team Taurasi and Griner play for UMMC, it is practically free for fans to get a glimpse of them play. “Tickets on the floor and in the lower bowl are just a few bucks, and tickets in the upper bowl are free. Some who attend the games truly enjoy women 's hoops, but most just appreciate the possibility of free entertainment in a heated arena in the dead of winter” (Fagan). How is this team able to dish out such large salaries when tickets sales…

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  • Informative Essay On Women's Basketball

    Emily Morua Edwardo Pedregon English 4 April 20, 2016 Morua i Final Draft Basketball was invented by a physical education instructor named Dr. James Naismith in the early 1890s. He was challenged to come up with a new game that was able to be played indoors due to the cold weather. Back in the days before the actual basketball was invented, they would play with a soccer ball. The basket didn’t have a hole on the bottom of the rim just yet. So what they had to do was, climb up to the top of…

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  • Social Injustice's Princess Diana As A Social Activist

    people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.” Princess Diana (Brainy Quotes) Activism is brought upon one's desire to improve or create change in society, usually done by promoting a social injustice. Many people throughout history have successfully impacted the general public's views and opinions on various issues, thus creating a better environment for future generations.…

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  • Princess Eulogy Analysis

    Earl of Spencer’s Eulogy for Diana: A Different Approach Six days after the untimely death of Diana, Princess of Wales the Earl of Spencer delivered a heartfelt eulogy to pay tribute to his sister. A eulogy can be defined as speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, typically someone who has just died (Eulogy, n.d.). The Earl used this eulogy not only to praise his deceased sister’s attributes but to call out those whom he felt had victimized his sister through her…

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  • How Is Princess Diana A Role Model

    Princess Diana was known across the world as "The people's princess", and “The queen of hearts”. Throughout her life, princess Diana always had the public eyes on her, she was admired, respected, and a role model to many people around the world. Princess Diana was born on July 1st 1961, in Sandringham, Norfolk, England. She was born into an aristocratic English family who were very close to the royal family. Her parents got divorced when she was eight years old and she continued to live with…

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  • Diana Of Versailles Analysis

    Athenian sculptor, Leochares, created Diana of Versailles in 325 BCE to honor Artemis who is the Greek Goddess of hunting, wilderness, and childbirth. The Romans later created a marble copy of the sculpture in the Imperial Roman period to honor Diana, the Roman Goddess of hunting, the moon, and childbirth. The statue currently resides on display at the Louvre in Paris, France (Ancient Greek & Roman Sculpture). Artemis, the daughter of Leto and Zeus, is a principal Greek God who spends most of…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Oprah Winfrey's Speech

    At the Golden Globes award ceremony Oprah Winfrey was presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.Given recent events like the Me too and Time’s up movements Oprah dedicated her speech to speaking up about sexual harassment and emphasizing the need for change.Throughout the speech she talks about many different things from personal stories to the plights of everyday women to show that this abuse affects everyone. She uses many important rhetorical devices, namely pathos,…

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  • Princess Diana's Suicide

    unbelievable. Princess Diana, the loving mother of her two sons, Prince William and Harry, was killed in deadly car crash on the last day of August, 1997. Immediately after the crash took place, Diana was rushed to the near by hospital and passed away at four in the morning (Kurth). Even today, this tragic car accident leaves the general public overwhelmed and confused that a young, charming, global figure would be taken from this world at the young…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Princess Diana

    Diana Frances Spencer in many people’s eyes was only a Princess, but in reality, she was so much more. Diana was a mother, a sister, a friend and overall a great woman and the most adored member of the British royal family. “Diana served as a strong supporter of many charities and worked to help the homeless, people living with HIV and AIDS, and children in need” (Princess Diana-Princess, Children’s Activist, par. 7).The death of Princess Diana is surrounded with controversy. In the minds of…

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  • History Of Motown Records

    to “fight” for peace and equality. When going on tour to the South, Artists didn’t enjoy it much. Sometimes the crowd at a venue was segregated. A year after touring, when the music began popular between both races, they were no longer segregated. Everyone would eventually dance with each other. Although the success of Motown, many artists left. Gordy was interested in making money and that was all. He wanted to control the sounds of most of the artists and some did not support that at all.…

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