Kenya Foy
August 03, 2016 2:25 pm
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In case you haven’t noticed, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer team are basically the face of badassery. Earlier this year, five members of the team took a united stand against wage discrimination by filing a federal complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission in an effort to have their pay raised to the same as the men’s team. Recently, goalkeeper Hope Solo backed up the team’s fight for equality by calling out the unfair conditions under which the Women’s Soccer team is forced to play.

On Tuesday, Solo tweeted a group photo of herself posing with her teammates, proving that not only do the women have the athletic prowess and the courage to speak out against gender inequality, they have the stealthy, no-nonsense look to back it up.

“The Department of Defense is ready for the world!” Solo captioned the black-and-white photo of herself flanked by teammates Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelly O’Hara.

Currently, the team is in Rio competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, representing the U.S. alongside other fierce female athletes like the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who is the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab, as well as the amazingly fearless group of queer women contestants.

We wish them all tons of luck and look forward to seeing them show the world exactly how and why they kick ass.

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