Would you then argue the robot should be paid the same as a human competitor/musician?daib0 wrote:Reading this again, perhaps some are slightly missing the point.
You don't need to put Serena Williams against Novak Djokovic to determine whether the men are faster, more powerful etc. obviously it is a physiological fact. That doesn't, however, in any way denigrate what the women are doing. They are at the physical pinnacle of what can be achieved given their biological limitations as do the men for all their biological limitations.
Would you abandon the real Olympics for a robot version just because they can throw further, run faster etc? Or a robot instead of Lang Lang or Yehudi Menuhin because it can play faster/louder etc?
It's illogical to argue for gender equality in sport despite the obvious inequality in gender you've already acknowledged and discriminated against by having male and female events. You talk about biological limitations, but that varies from individual to individual regardless of sex. Not every man has the natural potential to play tennis like Djokovic, not every woman like Williams.
You may choose to reward men's and women's competitions the same for commercial or other reasons, but it's nonsense to do it for sexual equality because sport isn't about equality.