Friday, June 30, 2006
Venus Williams, a professional athlete who has made millions of dollars due to her God-given ability to hit a yellow ball with a tennis racket, is complaining about female tennis players not making the same amount of money as their male counterparts at Wimbledon.
``We're the premier sport for women,'' Venus Williams told reporters the other day. ``We would like to empower women around the world by showing that we are willing to fight for equality.''
I'm all for equal pay for equal work, but here's what the libs and Venus refuse to acknowledge: female tennis players don't put in the same amount of work as do male tennis players (the men play best 3-out-of-5 sets, while the women play best 2-out-of-3), thus, the men should be paid more. Plus, Wimbledon is the only major tournament in tennis that pays the men's champion more than the women's. And, it should also be noted that many female athletes have been able to take advantage (despite their skills) of their looks (think about the now-retired Anna Kournikova who made millions in endorsement deals while playing despite the fact that she was a poor player) as opposed to men. Include other moneymaking factors such as charm, popularity and general accessibility to the press & fans, you have female tennis players ending up with more money on an annual basis than their male counterparts do anyway.
But idiots like Venus are too blinded by their wannabee feminist-posturing to see all of that.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 8:38 PM