Thursday, April 27, 2006

Equal Pay = Equal Work

Where does Venus Williams stand on the great Wimbledon scandal of 2006?

From the BBC:

We want to be treated equally as the men. This is not just about women's tennis but about women all over the world," she told BBC Sport.

At Wimbledon we would like to have equal prize money to prove that we are equal on all fronts.

We will keep lobbying on the matter. We don't want to deprive fans from seeing women's tennis but we are willing to be extremely proactive in our stance.

Oh no she didn't! Venus, girl, you did not just threaten a womens tennis walk out, did you?

Somehow I don't think that's ever gonna happen, so keep your threats to yourself, Vee.

This is not a gender equality thing or a "dark ages" thing. I'm all for equal pay among the sexes for equal work. So girls, if you want equal pay, its time to, at a minimum, start playing best-of-5 matches. Until then, you can live with the $60,000 difference in prize of about $1 million.

that whole 3 versus 5 sets argument huh?
lemme ask you this which was the better final last year? men or women?
does anyone even remember the men's final?

the women's was superb
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