Tuesday, June 12, 2007

French Open


That’s Federer in the French Open finals and more important it was me taking the picture! Even though I was lucky enough to attend the final while being away on business -yeah right!– it would have been even better had he won. After three grueling hours the winner of the men’s title will earn as much as the women’s title holder due to the latest push for equal prize money.

The rational behind equal prize money is gender equality which is understandable in normal circumstances. However in tennis men play longer and draw larger viewership. This would justify earning more than women. Some counter this argument by saying women are willing to play longer -men play best of five sets while women play best of three. Whatever the case might be equality does not necessarily result in fairness. Sorry Roger next time!

7 comments:

Mirka said...

Sorry about the loss... Do you know if with the new equal prize money did the men's amount fall from previous years or did the women's prize increase to reach the men's?

Roger that? ;p

bu ziyad said...

hey Mirka! I presume the womens pay was increased.. unless you wana pay up the difference ;p

Deem said...

At least I began to understand the concept :)

I wanna be French :(

bu ziyad said...

deem: im glad you get it.. next time il post in french :p

1001 Nights said...

Well you know you can also argue that men work longer than women in normal offices because women need to take pregnancy leaves. I don't think women should be paid less because women have to get pregnant in order for humanity to proliferate whereas female players just play for less time because .. I dont know, why do they do that?

How much less time do they play?

Deem said...

Yea post in French with an Beautiful image of a French Guy please :P

bu ziyad said...

nights: well not necessarly less time but less sets to win matches.. well men contribute to humanity proliferatation too.. it just takes us less time so i guess we're equal after all :p

deem: sorry no french men allowed thats called in economic terms unwelcome competition :p