Anti-male discrimination: Australian Open tennis.

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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Hello, everybody.

The Australian Open tennis tournament started yesterday, and as a huge tennis fan, I am enjoying watching the coverage in the early hours of the morning in Britain.

However, the winner of the Australian Open will earn exactly the same amount of money as someone who lacks the same strength, skill, and stamina as the top player(s)...

www.australianopen.com...

Equal work for equal pay.













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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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I am going to assume here that you are not happy that both the Men's AND Women's Champ making the same amount?!?!?
Being a huge tennis fan myself, could you explain your reasoning, please??

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes

Equal work for equal pay.
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So, female tennis players don't work as hard and therefore deserve less money?

Am I getting this thread right? Or are you being ironic?



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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Everyone is playing against equals, no?

Same effort in my opinion...



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by eNumbra
So, female tennis players don't work as hard and therefore deserve less money?

Am I getting this thread right? Or are you being ironic?


Female tennis players play the best of 3-set matches.

Male tennis players play the best of 5-set matches.

The best tennis players in the world are all - surprisingly enough ( !) - men.

The ''best'' female tennis players in the world would rank around the 1000+ mark in the men's ranking.. Yet, they are getting a chance to ''earn'' the same money as the men...


Equal work for equal pay ?



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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It's like most things. When some groups actual ability is not genetically as capable at something, there is a compensation made in order to allow them to participate.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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And during those 3 sets isn't the intensity the same?
Isn't that what's entertaining?

Not a watcher myself mind you.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by Champagne
I am going to assume here that you are not happy that both the Men's AND Women's Champ making the same amount?!?!?
Being a huge tennis fan myself, could you explain your reasoning, please??


I'm unhappy because some people are earning unmerited amounts of prize money because of their genetic ''afflictions''.

The WTA number 1, Caroline Wozniacki, is an absolutely terrible player, from a purists point of view, yet she's still apparently earning thousands of $£ !











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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Its just political correctness gone crazy and its just getting worse in this country! I hate it, currently we have leaders with no backbone what so ever, and its not going to change any time soon with the rediculous two party system. Our current leader is a complete moron! Back on topic, i wouldnt go watch womens sport if it was free.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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What happened to good sportsmanship?




posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
Female tennis players play the best of 3-set matches.

Male tennis players play the best of 5-set matches.


Didn't know that; you should clarify in your OP for those of us who aren't necessarily tennis/sports watchers.

might help.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by Planet teleX
Everyone is playing against equals, no?

Same effort in my opinion...


Do you think that international athletics meets should have different competitions for those of all genetical persuasions ?!



The best women tennis players are playing against the other best female players...

I don't wish to sound like an arse, but I reckon that I could comfortably beat most of the women who are playing at Flinders Park.



I believe in ''equal work, equal pay'', but when we have demonstrable examples of people earning ''unequal work for equal pay'', then I think that I'm well within my rights to mention it.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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I don't understand your argument...

Both genders are putting in 100%. That's fact.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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Seriously! Where do women get off!!!? I mean, come on, thinking they can participate in their chosen sport against evenly matched opponents of the same gender!
This is crazy - I mean, let's be honest here - at the end of the day men are stronger, faster, more intelligent, more useful, better to watch, more qualified, harder working and jeez, the list just goes on and on...
the last thing I want to do as a woman under my little glass ceiling is aim for the stars, pursue a passion, work for a living, entertain, provide a role model for young girls, stay fit/ athletic, AND match my earnings against a worthier man -
(sarcasm optional)



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by eNumbra
Didn't know that; you should clarify in your OP for those of us who aren't necessarily tennis/sports watchers.

might help.


You're right.

Sorry about that.


The prize-money is evenly tiered between men and women.

Men play best of 5-set matches, whilst women play a best of 3-set match.


The simple fact of the matter is that the Australian Open champion will play a minimum of 21 sets over the two weeks, whereas the ladies' ''champion'' will play about 17-18 sets max !


Equal work for equal pay !



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Good sportspersonship, please !



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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You got me there!




posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
I could comfortably beat most of the women who are playing at Flinders Park.


...thats what all the armchair racket slingers say as they lift their belly up off of their laps and tromp to the fridge for their next beer...



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Planet teleX
I don't understand your argument...

Both genders are putting in 100%. That's fact.


Yes, and I put in 100% when I play for my Sunday morning football team.

I am putting in 100% when I run my lungs out when I'm competing in athletic events, and partake in some field events when I'm training.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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Yes, that's what I said, 'Both' genders. Are you not being paid for putting in your 100%?





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