Two of the best Tennis players today, Serena Williams and Roger Federa have a completely different pay gap and yet they play the same sport and play the same number of sets and matches. Serena’s pay is $495,000 and Rodgers pay are almost double Serena’s pay of $731,000. Men and Women play the same Tennis all around the world and women are paid significantly less than males in the sport of Tennis. In Basketball the pay gap between men and women is ridiculous, the women playing in the WNBA are paid $38,000 and the Men playing in the NBA get paid $525,000, yes women only play a season of 34 games and the Men play an 82-game long season but its sill outrageous that women are paid one fifth of the lowest paid player in the NBA. Two years ago, 52 players in the NBA were paid more than the women in the WNBA.
When starting off, rookies who get drafted into the NBA start off making $412,718+, whereas in 2016 the rookie players in the WNBA only start off with $39,676 (Basketball Tips), this is the same pay that teachers receive. With receiving this low amount of pay, the women in the WNBA often have to get side jobs in order to pay their bills. The majority of them have to coach during the off-season. Female athletes struggle much more than men athletes do. They always have to cobble together money so they can pursue their dreams, whereas men, on the other hand, are signing $100 million contracts (Rummell, 2014).In this society nowadays it may not come as a surprise because we live in a society where women make 77 cents to a man 's dollar.
WNBA players do not make nearly close enough to what a NBA player makes. On the examiner website the author stated, “The maximum salary a player can earn in the WNBA for the 2013 season is $107,000 (examiner.com).” That is not enough money for the work that is being done by the female athlete. Kurt Badenhausen stated, “A look at the NBA’s top earners on and off the court puts Bryant on top with combined earnings of $64.5... ... middle of paper ... ...uture. Female athletes make an unreasonable amount less than what the male athletes make. The paycheck is discriminating against the female athletes.
Two hits from Alex Rodriguez that he can get in one game than the highest paid doctor averages in a full year. Our president gets paid 400 thousand dollars a year while running and controlling our country but athletes are getting paid millions just for our amusement and, on top of that they get millions of extra dollars from sponsors. An example of athletes being paid too much, Mihir Bhagat says in his article “Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much Money?” “The No. 1 overall pick in the '07 draft. He is on a six-year $68 million contract, with $31 million guaranteed.
Congress developed Title IX because of the gross inequities in college sports (McCullough). The effect has been stunning: the ratio of high school girls on teams has risen from 1 in 27 then, to 1 in 3 today. In 1972, the year Title IX was signed, men coached over ninety percent of women's teams (Feminist Majority Foundation). Now, men coach half of women's college teams, but women coach only two percent of men's teams (Feminist Majority Foundation) The average salary difference between a head coach of a men's team and a head coach of a women's team was between $18,000 and $25,000 dollars (Gender Equity). Even in a female dominated sport like gymnastics, the men coaches were paid more on average (Feminist Majority Foundation).
If a female worker goes to her boss with statistical evidence that she earns less than her male associates, the chances that her boss will award her a higher salary significantly increase. The law will make it almost impossible for companies to pay their male workers more than their female workers (Glynn para. 7). Furthermore, a law requiring employees to share their salaries will bring to light other forms of wage discrimination. The wage gap not only represents gender discrimination in the workplace, it also reflects the ongoing issue of racial discrimination.
As Madeleine Berg from Forbes said, “While, on average, women in this country make an average of 78% of their male counterparts, African American and Native American women make 64 cents and 59 cents, respectively, for every dollar made by white men, and Hispanic women earn just 56 cents to a white man’s dollar ”(Berg). That is so unfair and in 2015 we still have discrimination because of skin color. Viola Davis during her Emmy speech said,“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there” (Berg).Well, I guess minority women have less of an opportunity as compared to their white female
Women cannot succeed more because they don’t have experience as men do. Some women think if they didn’t get married in the decade of 25 to 35 they will not be able to marry later on. The system of promotion gives people a great chance to succeed in their work between 25 and 35 years old. Some women have a many years of experience. For example, Diana Furchgott- Roth and Christina Stolba authors of “ women figure; An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America” have 25 years of work experience, but that doesn’t that two authors can exclude that there is a gap of experience between men and women.
Women should be educated, have the ability to work their dream job and feel beautiful. Women have come a long way from not being eligible to vote to voting more than men do. “Yet, women still hold less than 20 percent in congress, even though they make up half the population” (Cavanagh). Women deserve the same given rights as men. Anti-feminists abruptly feel that females are weak and inferior to society.
The way the media treats young women is utterly disgusting, “the hypercritical brand of Hollywood misogyny that turned Winter’s puberty into a punishing period of cyberbullying, critiscm, and oversexaulization.” is a huge problem. Instead of focusing on a young girl’s acting talent, all the media could talk about was an underage girl’s breasts. Every girl has insecurities, but it is different for girls in the spotlight, “Unlike every other teenage girl, Winter didn’t have to motivate herself to feel uncomfortable or obsessed with her body-because she had the media there to overanalyze on her behalf”. This not only affects the girls who are being picked apart in the media, but the little girls who look up to them. Without a doubt, there are teenage girls out there who look up to Ariel Winter because she is curvy and not stick skinny like most Hollywood starlet’s.