German Team Slams Sexists In Viral Video Ahead Of Women's World Cup

The Women's World Cup will begin on 7 June in France.

The Women's World Cup is slated to begin on 7 June in France

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24 countries will be competing against each other in the eighth instalment of the international tournament.

The United States women's team is the incumbent world champion, having won the World Cup three times in the past. Germany follows with a two-time record of the title.

Ahead of the women's football season, the German team has released an ad campaign highlighting their struggles with gender inequality

"We play for a nation that doesn't even know our names," the video began, before showing the players of the German team – who has been crowned champions of Europe eight times and won the World Cup twice.

The video, produced by Commerzbank and uploaded by DW Sports, featured the players and manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.

"For our first title, we were given a tea set."

Image via Commerzbank AG

Moreover, Mensxp reported that the team was given a tea set after winning the 1989 European Championship for the first time. 

The team also tackled the stereotypical and sexist comments they have received in the past

"We haven't just fought against opponents, we've fought against prejudice," the players said in the video. 

The women then highlighted a few sexist comments they have been told, including "women are just there to have babies", "they belong in the laundry room", and "it's like watching amateurs in slow motion". 

"Women are just there to have babies."

Image via Commerzbank AG

The video then showed the players embracing the stereotypes they have been slapped with

"You know what... We don't have balls, but we know how to use them," the women said. 

"You don't need to know who we are... You just need to know what we want," they added.

You can watch the inspiring video in full here:

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