Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 month ago

Why do female athletes demand equal pay when they really can't compete with their male counterpart?

38 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    male and female athletes don't compete with each other. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    They want equal pay because they are doing the same job with one exception, they don't draw the audience that male athletes draw, thus they get paid according to the revenue they generate. With the men going all woke, it is possible female athletes could end up making more money if they don't go woke since that is drying up the audience for male athletes.

  • KTJoe
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Athletes are talking about competing against other females, not males. So I say; why not equal pay both groups are very uh entertaining. 

  • Elana
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    For the most part, female athletes do NOT bring in as many fans or money as male athletes.  If you have exceptions, I'd be interested in seeing them.

    Certainly, in cases where they bring in more money, they should make more money, but can you name a sport where men actually compete where men don't generate more fans?

    Perhaps individual figure skating (though they rarely compete with each other).  I personally prefer the more graceful to counting the number of spins in a skating axle.  Perhaps predicting failure and injury brings in fans.  Dunno.

    We may see some of that in tennis in the next few years, but I doubt it.  You could argue that strategy should win out over power and speed, and certainly year-to-year winners get more of a fan base.

    Should female models generate more money than male models?  They generally do.

    Why?  They bring in more money to the companies they are shilling product for than men.

    It has almost nothing to do with whether a male competitor would win against a female competitor.  There are many cases across sports generally where (within the same gender) better players make less money than lesser but more charismatic players.

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  • 1 month ago

    Would you have dared tell Sugar Ray Leonard he didn't deserve as much money as Ali, because he wasn't as good ?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    How abt this .. males can never give birth, cannot produce mother's milk .. so they are less than a woman.

    No woman .. no civilization.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because you like watching them more than the males and yet they are being paid less. They are more entertaining, admit it. Maybe they will stop and you'll have no female athletes to lust over. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It’s true the women’s national soccer team was beat by a boys team of 15 year olds.   It’s true they couldn’t beat the worst men’s professional team.  It’s true they earn more than male soccer players of equal ability.  That’s not the point however.  They deserve more pay because they are women.   

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    @Kerri: It actually does matter if they can compete against men. If you want to be treated equally then you have to show that you are equally capable. Can women do it? Nope. Even if female leagues earned equal revenues to male leagues the fact remains that there is a huge gap in talent between them that has no real reason to be ignored.

    To suggest otherwise is to suggest that the best female players should be paid equally to the best male players even if the talent difference between them is vast. It's absurd, silly, and frankly baseless to suggest people of unequal talent deserve equal pay.


    Anyway, to get back on topic, generally women want to avoid differences between the sexes when it comes to their feminist arguments. Hell, female athletes even ignore revenue differences when making their arguments.

  • Its not about competition,  the Woman's FIFA team has been kicking butt while the means team is being slapped around

    its about which group brings in the most money and can afford to pay the players, not what has this to do with the subject

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