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apawsomness
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K.Risk
Con (against)

Women Athletes Should Be Payed Just As Much As Male Athletes

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Started: 4/23/2017 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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apawsomness

Pro

Women athletes are just as important as male athletes. Gender should not be part of sports.
K.Risk

Con

If gender should not be a part of sports, then we should consider this issue from an economic perspective. I will argue that men are paid more not because they are men, but because their job requires higher competition, gambling, and intensity. I will provide answers to the questions below along with sources to those answers in the upcoming rounds of this debate.

Why are women paid less than men?

Are their wages lower because they are women and are being oppressed (No)? Or is their job performance less dangerous and less competitive than men (Yes)?

How can we determine fair and equal wages for athletes (we can't) ? Should it be based on gender equality (No) ?
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Posted by skipsaweirdo 1 year ago
skipsaweirdo
The easiest argument to make that women are actually paid more than men would be in tennis. Women in the slams get the same prize money as men. But women only play 2 out of 3 games where as the men have to play 3 out of 5 games. So women do less work and get paid the same.
Besides, in America its about money generated, that's the equaliser.
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