Originally Posted by dangalak
why do women play a different format in the first place? I mean, I know it's posh to call these fellas sexist, but honestly, making women play the same format of tennis that guys play when they play the warm up tournaments (non-slams essentially) is far more insulting than anything that they could say. There is just no way that people getting paid the same prizemoney while only playing best of 3 makes sense.
The saddest part is, throughout history, feminists have complained about having to work twice as hard for the same money. In tennis, asking for the same rules for equal money is considered "sexist". A joke.
Well said! As a female, I find this to be reverse discriminatory and hypocritically "sexist" to say the least.
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