The full story is even worse:
So basically, there's kindoff
-Womans payment plan
-Mens payment plan
The problems started when the US women won big time, then realizing they would have earned a lot more from the victory if they had the mens payment plan.(The men never wins anything)
So they start demanding to get under the same payment plan as the men.
Except they only want the advantages of it while losing none of the ones they have from the womens payment plan.
It ends with them going to court, effectively demanding to get less pay, but the case being thrown out cuz it was silly as fuck.
So they continue living under the better payment plan.
The men are actually getting the shitty end of the stick after all.
They would have earned more if they played under the womens payment plan.