• I thought this was the 21st century.

    Umm, yeah! Why wouldn't they? What happened to progress? I mean honestly. I just kind of feel that it is just common sense that everyone get paid the same thing if they complete the same job. It is like saying, "You have blond hair, I like brown hair better so I'm going to pay this guy more than you". And it shouldn't just be this way in sports! Women should be paid an equal amount in every profession.

  • You better believe they should!!!

    Women play just as hard if not harder than men but they don't get paid as much. Men make MILLIONS for basketball but women are luck to bring home thousands. How the F is this fair??? After seeing the women win the 2015 women world cup in soccer I think they deserve to bring home more than 2 million.

  • Are you freaking kidding me?

    Take a regualr job for example. Say delivering papers. One man and one woman, but they get payed differently because of their gender? Are you serious? I can almost guarantee that everyone who thinks men should get paid more are men. Men truly believe they are superior to women. Regardless of the physical aspect, which is a whole other issue i wont even start on. If two people are doing the same job, they should be paid the same. Plain and simple. Women work jsut as hard as men in their practices, their games. They have the same heart, if not more, and people think its okay to pay them less? Come on people

  • People are equal

    Athletes are competitive when it comes to sports, whether it is a female or a male. Know the saying "All men are created equal." It is like that in a way, racism shouldn't be allowed, then sexism shouldn't be allowed. It's like saying a girl can't play football or a guy can't cheer. Men and women both work hard for their pay and they should receive that amount

  • Sports is equally competitive

    Yup! Sports is just as competitive for women as for men , so why should they paid less and in today's world ,giving less prize money is demeaning and outdated.Although we live in a world of equal opportunites where equal work should mean equal pay, is this really the right argument for this situation? Do bankers really work harder than roofers? Physically, absolutely not, but current demand states that they will be paid more.

  • All blacks rugby team

    The all blacks rugby team have more advertising like powerade then the black ferns haven't put in the effat.Men can make as much as 40% more then women can for the some job.Netball is new zealads faviort stort both with the people that play and the public so of corse they will get paid more then the men's netball team

  • Topic: should liberalism aka irrationalism aka stupidism be toelrated?

    No!!!!!! Fight against the evil power known as liberalism! Fight against racist sentiments typically known as anti-whiteism!!!! Fight against the barbaric feminists who wants power above all else and will stop at nothing until they destroy our fraternity! When men give it their all and train their lives for a sport they should be paid more than weak women who takes the sport casually. Thank you all and have a nice day. God bless america

  • No.. Not equal but more

    In many cases women do all the work and men take the credit. Just look at the school environment. But to be fair, it should be on a case by case situation. There are lazy men and women. You work harder than someone else, you should be paid more. Maybe some women feel discouraged knowing they wont be paid the same as their male counterparts. Also, the male breadwinner argument fails in this day and age.

  • Sports is for entertainment

    Assuming that people do not consider men and women sport equally entertaining, they should not all be paid the same. Athletes should be paid on how many people like them. If more people like men sports over women sports, it is only reasonable to pay men more. Paying men and women equally after people would prefer more men sports (hypothetically) is communism. Communism is bad.

  • No, this is absurd

    A professional athlete's salary is generally a function of the amount of revenue the team/league/association is generating, and that player's ability relative to other players in the league.

    Women's sports in general (I don't know of any exceptions) do not garner the same interest as their male counterparts do. So, the leagues and teams earn much less revenue, which means that they would go out of business immediately if they had to pay each of their players millions of dollars in salary. The revenue is simply not there.

    The same goes for individual sports like golf and tennis (although perhaps to a lesser extent than team sports). The associations for women's sports generate less revenue on average, so they have less money to pay the players.

  • Men are just better at sport

    If women played in the men's group and played at the same level then yes absolutely pay them the exact same as a man with the same skill. But men are better at women in sport and until you can show me otherwise I don't think they should be paid as much.

  • This is ridiculous

    Every professional sports player gets payed on their ability to play the game. It's clear men have a physical advantage over women and when men out perform women at a sport they definitely deserve to get paid more. Take the NBA and WNBA for example, Kobe Bryant performs at a much higher level than Britney Griner meaning he deserves more money. All pay should be based on the quality of work

  • Pay A Fair Share

    Each different athletic event and division makes different amounts of money. The profits of the NFL and NHL are two drastically different numbers. The same is for the difference between the NBA and the WNBA. I think it is unreasonable to believe that men and women should be paid the same across all sports. The athletes should be compensated fairly in accordance with what their position and team bring to the association they are in.

  • Its not about men or women

    Its about performance AND market. Just like with any business, the employees (or in this case the players) get a portion of what the business (team) brings in. If there are not as many buyers, there wont be as much in the fund the employees, and that's it, it's basic economics. People that play football get paid more than people that play hockey...Why? Well, it's not because the hockey players aren't as good performers and athletes as football players, but because there is a bigger market for football and football generates more revenue than hockey, so there is more money available to the players. Players are also paid on performance and value to a team, so even within the same sport a single player is worth more money to one team than to another, or one team brings in more money than another and therefore have more to spend on a given player. Therefore they will get a higher pay working for one team over another. So there is A LOT more factors that go into an athletes pay and I do not think a single one of them has to do with the players sex.

  • Not because of each gender's ability to play or how competitive they are...

    But because of the market demand that exists for one gender's sport over the other. Men's football/baseball/UFC etc is far more popular and lucrative than the women's alternative. It is far more competitive as well; just as a man has an opportunity to make more money in one of these sports, they also carry with them a great risk to never get anywhere with it. Viewers want to see the best of the best go up against other bests of the best. This can be true of women's sports as well, but the lower market demand means smaller need for a high skill threshold. High risk + high demand = high reward. If the genders were switched, then it would make sense that women would get paid more. This has nothing to do with individual skill. It has everything to do with market demand.

    Posted by: G3

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thinktank says2013-10-15T01:37:50.813
I almost voted yes.. But actually, I think women should be paid more. So no.