peraceden asked in SportsOther - Sports · 5 months ago

Why aren't women athletes paid the same in professional sports?

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  • 5 months ago
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    same reason why an actress who does local theater in Wausau, Wisconsin doesn't make as much as Russell Crowe... and why an all-girl band doing the club circuit in Denver doesn't make as much as Aerosmith....

    take gender out of the equation and let critical thought prevail.....

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Because of sexism

  • 5 months ago

    The money comes from the fans. The men make more fans and money in the group stage at theur world cup than the women do at their final

  • 5 months ago

    It must be a conspiracy run by male dominated sports! NOT! Stupid females whining about being victims. How about you put up with "You don't like it? Quit!" That's what male players live with. If you're good enough and you boost the gate, they will keep you around. The people who put up the money to pay women to play a kid's came should never be forced to pay ANYONE more than they're worth.

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  • 5 months ago

    sports is entertainment just like music and movies and the revenue is usually divided among the performers and women in most sports do not attract the audience and revenue as men.

  • 5 months ago

    Because they don’t bring in the same revenue as the men. Watch the attendance of an nba vs a WNBA game. The nba gets about 15000 while the WNBA gets about 5000 on a good night. How many Breanna Stewart jersey do you see compared to lebron James jersey. How many Elena Della Donne Nike shoes do you see on the streets compared to steph curry under armour shoes.

    Would it be fair to you if you’re a car dealer and you sell 10 cars a day while your female counterpart sells 5 cars a day.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    There is a lawsuit in the works right now by the Women's US World Cup team against the US Soccer Association. They deserve at least equal pay since they consistently outperform them male counterparts. They had this same fight in professional tennis decades ago and it was resolved by offering equal prizes for all tournaments.

    • Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      It's about parity and fairness, not about revenue. In any case, there is a high correlation between who wins the most and revenue, not surprisingly. In professional women's tennis, for examples, the women's matches tended to draw bigger crowds than the men.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    because they perform poorly. you're stupid, they're just suck in general. hence no one really watches them.

    • peraceden5 months agoReport

      Ben, they can outperform God... but if no one is watching, its meaningless.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    you need to ask thern this question

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