Home › Forums › We are for Equal pay for men and women. Is equal pay equals work? Should the female tennis players play 5 SETS instead of the current 3 SETS just like the men in all grand slams since they are paid same amount in the finals? › Reply To: We are for Equal pay for men and women. Is equal pay equals work? Should the female tennis players play 5 SETS instead of the current 3 SETS just like the men in all grand slams since they are paid same amount in the finals?
Women and men who have the same training or educational qualification and who perform the same job duty should and must be paid the same amount of money or salary and benefits. If there is any discrepancies on the women side I will speak out and fight for them and I will do same for the men if treated unfairly. The tennis grand slams which include U.S. Open , French open , Australian open and Wimbledon must come under the microscope with respect to the number of sets played by the women and those of the men and the total payout or check issued to the winners. Let’s take the recent Australian open with a payout of 2.6m dollars for reference. A breakdown of the final sets showed 3sets for the women and 5sets for the men but the check issued out is same amount. A simple arithmetic will reveal that 2.6m dollars divided by 3 will give 866,666.66 dollars per set for the women and 2.6m dollars divided by 5sets will yield 520,000 dollars for the men. Is this equal work and equal pay? Are the men discriminated against? Why? What is “good for the women is good for the men”.
For fairness and equity the women must play 5sets just like the men since the purse is same. I forbid discrimination against women and men should not be discriminated against either. Should the men walkout of the next competition to send a message to the management ? I rest my keyboard. Your cerebral? Welcome to http://www.provocativedebate.com.