Five top US women footballers sue for better pay

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Re: Five top US women footballers sue for better pay

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:28 am

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?
Would you then argue the robot should be paid the same as a human competitor/musician?

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.

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Re: Five top US women footballers sue for better pay

Post by daib0 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:27 pm

to lighten it ...


I for one, certainly like watching the USA women more than the men.. :D

I'm sure their photo-shoots generate more income

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Re: Five top US women footballers sue for better pay

Post by Dan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:06 pm

Well those two are clearly not bothered about how they bring in the extra money.

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Re: Five top US women footballers sue for better pay

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:30 am

Hope Solo is a perfect example of how men and women aren't treated equally in sport; unlike male American sportsmen involved in domestic violence charges, she wasn't suspended prior to any convictions and wasn't immediately dropped by all her sponsers.....

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