Comments on: Tennis jerks miss point of equal prizes for women http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: aaaa123123 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/comment-page-1/#comment-19087 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 15:36:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35820#comment-19087 Just because the sport is attracting a population that is split equally between men and women does not mean that they are tuning in and watching (and thereby financially supporting) Men’s or Women’s tennis equally, correct? Perhaps I’m missing something too…

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/comment-page-1/#comment-19077 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 01:59:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35820#comment-19077 Oh the victimhood never ends!

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By: ripvwinkle http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/comment-page-1/#comment-19072 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:06:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35820#comment-19072 Heres the point:

You want to conduct yourself in a manner that’ll set a precedence and help build standards at the lower levels of the sport. And thus, eventually in other parts of the society as well.

As an example, most large tech companies have multiple people bearing titles like SVP/VP/Director etc. Obviously, some of them are more capable than others. But, as a policy, the base pay will be equal for all them irrespective of their capabilities/roles. This is done so that the same policy can be applied uniformly at *ALL* levels like interns/associates/analysts etc.

I do however agree that this opinion piece falls short in making its point. If only the author can set aside the righteous indignation, not resort to name calling, and calmly make a coherent argument! It would have greatly helped move this discussion forward.

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By: b00bosie http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/comment-page-1/#comment-19065 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:03:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35820#comment-19065 Certainly to avoid any form of sexism, there should no longer be separate men’s and women’s tournaments. All can compete in one(1) tournament. Five(5) sets of tennis in Grand Slam events. Equal pay for equal work.

Let me also second SodaBoy’s comment, who watches women’s tennis?

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By: schismatic http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/comment-page-1/#comment-19063 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:10:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35820#comment-19063 Let’s not forget: tennis is the ONLY sport with equal pay for men and women so let’s not portray tennis as a poster child sport of gender equality problem. “Jerks” in tennis are fewer and farther in between than any other sport from what I can tell.

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By: Moties001 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/comment-page-1/#comment-19061 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:43:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35820#comment-19061 Its not about sponsorship companies will use female tennis players to broaden the appeal of there products. Its about sporting ability. if a female tennis player of lesser ability is entitled to the same as a male grand slam winner (even though she is not capable of competing against him)then every male tennis player of lesser ability is entitled to the same.

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By: SodaBoy http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/03/22/tennis-jerks-miss-point-of-equal-prizes-for-women/comment-page-1/#comment-19058 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:11:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35820#comment-19058 Ok and how are they missing the point? I don’t understand… you set up your premise but nothing more. And you conveniently fail to mention that ATP brings in on average twice the broadcasting viewership of WTA. Equal pay only makes sense for an equal job… a CEO of a company… a plumber… an architect… that makes sense – what doesn’t make sense is equal pay for a sports event where the prize pool is directly correlated to viewership and popularity…

Political correctness has gotten so crazy that we fail to see the wood for the trees, at the risk of saying something which will be twisted and misconstrued…

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