Steph Curry hasn’t been shy about speaking his mind on social issues during his career, and he wrote an article sharing his feelings on a topic he feels strongly about.
Steph Curry has obviously been incredible on the court during his nine-year career with the Warriors, but he’s also been extremely active off-the-court advocating for various causes and speaking out against bigotry and corrupt leadership.
He hasn’t pulled any punches when speaking in the public forum, and it has even caused president Donald Trump to revoke the Warriors’ invite to the White House after winning an NBA title.
The latest topic Steph has chosen to discuss is less controversial, but equally important: gender equality.
He wrote a piece for the Player’s Tribune describing how his new perspective has opened his eyes to this problem in our society.
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Curry references the incredible women in his life: his mother Sonya, who has opened her own school, and his wife Ayesha, who is a successful businesswoman along with her full-time job of mothering three children. Having those examples of strong women in his life has showed him just how important they have been to his success.
The piece also discusses his thoughts about his daughter Riley’s future as she aspires to be a “basketball player cook” thanks to the influences of her parents.
Steph believes that she should be able to be whoever she wants to be, but he knows that can be difficult with the misogynistic culture seen around the world:
"“I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period.”"
Equal pay for women has been a hot-button topic in the basketball world recently as many WNBA players have advocated for a fairer pay scale, and Steph spends a significant portion of this article explaining his stance that women should be treated equally in the workplace.
Curry wrote about a basketball camp he recently hosted and the 200 incredible girls that showed up with open minds and a hungry work ethic. The camp also included a Q&A session with successful women in both sports and business, and Steph was impressed with the thoughtful questions that the young campers came up with.
Curry wants to see “women’s basketball” referred to as “basketball,” and not some form of lesser game.
As usual, Steph was incredibly insightful about a topic that has historically been divisive. You can tell that this has become a personal issue for him and he’s willing to work to make a better world for his daughters