GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Gee. Wimbledon still pays men more...

But, why not? I bet the men's part of the tournament gets higher TV ratings...
Wimbledon remains the only Grand Slam tournament that pays the men's champion more than the women's winner.

The All England Club announced Tuesday that the men's winner this year will receive $1.170 million and the women's champion $1.117 million, a difference of $53,000. It's a four percent increase in British currency.

2 Comments:

Anonymous mth said...

To win the men's title you have to win 50% more games than it takes to win the women's title. In the world of equal pay for work of equal value, why isn't the men's prize be twice as much.

or you could always do away with gender-based segregation and have a single bi-sexual bracket.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Brian C said...

I agree that tennis is a particularly poor example as well. Why should the women be paid the same when they don't play the same amount of tennis? Only the WTA Tour Championship is best of 5 sets I believe. Maybe they should make grand slams best of 5 sets for the women then.

10:17 AM  

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