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MC armani
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Are there actually any real arguments for equal pay in sports like tennis, basketball, football etc etc?
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They should be paid by the amount of revenue they pull in where men clearly get more viewers/attention in most cases.

Same argument goes for why women pornstars/strippers are generally paid more than men. Because they pull in a larger audience.

Supply/Demand.
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If the market allows then why not but for any other reason no.
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Female tennis games are shorter yet they are paid the same as men. That is unfair on male tennis players.

Female footballers earn less. Why? They're rubbish and can't fill out stadium or get high tv viewings.


Women are generally rubbish at sport compared to men, therefore they should be paid less. For example, the williams sisters the best of womens tennis thought they could beat a male tennis player, so they picked a guy who was ranked 200, and they were beat. US/Canada female national hockey teams get wrecked by kids in highs schoolers. Sweden, England female football teams regularly get beat by boys, hence why they all earn less annually than an employee at mcdonalds who flip burgers for a living [serious].
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Womens football



Couldn't even fill out a stadium at the 2012 olympics. These so called world class players, no better than boys under 15s.
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Quite simply no. Most people don't really care about women's sport and it's not to the same standard as men


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no of course not. Women's sport is awful
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If you want to talk about what they 'deserve', I'd say most top sports players are paid far more than they deserve already.
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Couldn't even fill out a stadium at the 2012 olympics.
Nor could most of the men's matches. Indeed, the lowest-attended match at the 2012 Olympics was in the men's tournament, not the women's.

The 2007 Women's World Cup had roughly the same average attendance as Euro 2008 did.
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Yes, and it's orders of magnitude less than most of them are paid now.
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(Original post by anarchism101)
If you want to talk about what they 'deserve', I'd say most top sports players are paid far more than they deserve already.
Supply and demand.

(Original post by anarchism101)
Nor could most of the men's matches. Indeed, the lowest-attended match at the 2012 Olympics was in the men's tournament, not the women's.
But the average attendance for the men's was nearly twice as high.

(Original post by anarchism101)
The 2007 Women's World Cup had roughly the same average attendance as Euro 2008 did.
Ticket price difference. Also, it was held in a country with 90 times the population.
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
They should be paid by the amount of revenue they pull in where men clearly get more viewers/attention in most cases.

Same argument goes for why women pornstars/strippers are generally paid more than men. Because they pull in a larger audience.

Supply/Demand.
This.
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Supply and demand.
The question isn't why they get paid what they do, but whether they deserve it.



But the average attendance for the men's was nearly twice as high.

Ticket price difference.
I never claimed they were on a par, but if you're using attendance figures as your standard then you're painting quite a narrower gap than I suspect you actually believe exists, at least at the top level. Same with ticket prices.

Also, it was held in a country with 90 times the population.
I don't see why that makes a difference. Maybe it would if the host countries were relatively isolated and difficult for foreign fans to get to, but that's not the case here.
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(Original post by anarchism101)
The question isn't why they get paid what they do, but whether they deserve it.
What does 'deserve' mean? They bring in the money, they should get the money. They are deserving.

I never claimed they were on a par, but if you're using attendance figures as your standard then you're painting quite a narrower gap than I suspect you actually believe exists, at least at the top level. Same with ticket prices.
As it's the Olympics, people wanted to go to whatever they could get tickets for, regardless of the standard or how much they actually wanted to see the game. If you look at the regular league attendances, it's about 1000 for women and 35,000 for men, so the gap is very wide.

I don't see why that makes a difference. Maybe it would if the host countries were relatively isolated and difficult for foreign fans to get to, but that's not the case here
Because people are more inclined to go to a world cup if it's their own country, even if it's not difficult to get to from elsewhere. You can see this in the 2011 women's world cup, in Germany, having lower attendances than the 2007 one in China, and the 2012 Euros, in Ukraine, having larger attendances than the 2008 in Austria/Switzerland.

You chose 2007 WWC vs 2008 Euros as your comparison, but if you compare 2011 vs 2012, Euro 2012 had nearly twice as large attendances. And it's a fairer comparison, although 2011 was still held in a larger country.
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Women need to understand biological differences, both sexes are not the ****ing same.
Men sport is much better, learn to appreciate that not ruin it.
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(Original post by anarchism101)
Nor could most of the men's matches. Indeed, the lowest-attended match at the 2012 Olympics was in the men's tournament, not the women's.

The 2007 Women's World Cup had roughly the same average attendance as Euro 2008 did.
Yes but the best female players were at the olympics. The best of the male players were away from the olympics, I think there was a rule restricting the amount of top class players that can be played. Even the average male players still attracted more supporters.



90 percent of these players won't attract high attendance levels.
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If you'd ever watched a Women's football match you'd know the answer is "hell ****in' no".
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Probably not but there should be equality in sport.

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Generally not; in certain sports maybe. I think the tennis thing is stupid; why the heck are female matches shorter? People might think they deserve the same if they were the same length.
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(Original post by lovingislosing)
Probably not but there should be equality in sport.

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