The mainstream media still peddling their gender pay gap nonsense

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November 5, 2019
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Title The mainstream media still peddling their gender pay gap nonsense
Author Joraaah
Upvotes 64
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Date 05 November 2019 06:03 PM UTC (1 year ago)
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[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (3 children) | Copy

Is there more to the story here? If she's in the same competition as the dude who won hundreds of thousands (as this post seems to imply, anyway), she should receive the same amount, yeah? I feel like something is missing here.

[–]achuchable22 points23 points  (1 child) | Copy

Yeah she would, however she isn't on the main tour so she can't qualify for most of the big money tournaments. She arguably is good enough to be on the main tour, but she lost to the mens world no. 8 the other day in her first televised match, so she didn't exactly make a good case for herself.

As always they have bent the context to suit their agenda. Saying she is the best in the world at Snooker is simply objectively wrong.

[–]DemocratTears20201 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

At an exhibition match. She wouldn't be able to perform consistently even that well in a tournament.

[–]lkjiomva9 points10 points  (3 children) | Copy

Am I correct to assume that she didn't play against any of the men?

[–]achuchable11 points12 points  (2 children) | Copy

She had her first televised game against a man, Shaun Murphy, very recently and lost.

[–]lkjiomva11 points12 points  (1 child) | Copy

"Reanne Evans says she is "gutted" but "proud" after being a frame away from becoming the first woman to beat a man in snooker's top 16."

Fuck me. It's the same bullshit every time. If you want to get paid the same, be as good.

This sleight of hand is so idiotic. For her pay they compare her to men. For her skill they compare her to other women.

How disingenuous can journalists be?

[–]DemocratTears20200 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

a frame away

So, lost. Against someone not even in the bracket.

[–]RichardJLyon5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

This will be like the bogus footballer claim. Players are remunerated as a fraction of the total money raised in television rights and tickets. The more money raised, the higher the remuneration. After the top women’s footballer team aired their grievances about being paid less than men, it turned out they receive a higher proportion of earnings than men. Shortly after, the women’s No#1 team were beaten by a team of 15 yo high school boys. Turns out no one wants to pay to watch mediocre sport - who knew?

[–]_370HSSV_2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Except everyone watches ronnie and noone watches her. And ronnie would clap her cheeks.

[–]DemocratTears20201 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Female players don't play as well as men. They've challenged men, and embarrassed themselves.

[–]julianleung1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

It is not about gender, it is about market.

[–]Ryker2151[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


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