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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 2 months ago

Should the top female pro golfer be paid as much as the top male pro golfer?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Of course not.  PGA pros are paid based on how well they do.    No woman has come anywhere close to the top male, so therefore shouldn’t be paid as much, just as the lower performing males shouldn’t be paid as much.   

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  • 2 months ago

    Forget the male/female part of your question. Would you ask the same about a player lower on the playing field? You wouldn't because you know that player wouldn't draw the crowd in like the top players do. I'm a woman. I'll be really angry if a female player drew in the crowd that top players do and she didn't get the same money. Now THAT'S a totally different kettle of fish!~! (lol balls)

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  • Elana
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Does she bring in as big an audience?  Then sure.

    Otherwise, no.  Otherwise, the golfing league in question in subsidizing her win with his.

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  • 2 months ago

    WITH PROFESSION SPORT THE PAY IS BASED A LOT ON HOW MANY FANS ARE DRAWN TO THE SPORT

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    • Sumi
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Very true.  Formula 1 gets 500,000,000 TV viewers each week.  Avg salary of an F1 driver is about $15,000,000.  Go cart racers....um....not so much.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    If they win an open tournament, of course. If it’s a women only tournament , no way.

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  • 2 months ago

    Never. Nor should the female tennis players earn what the male ones earn in the same tournaments.

    I am a strong believer in equal pay for equal work.

    When the women tee off from the same tee and play the best of five in tennis, then they should get equal pay. But not until them.

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    • Carlos
      Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      Nice statement equal pay for equal work the truth cannot be sexist , racist , opinionist it just simple facts

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If she draws as many people, yes.

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The question isn't really about skill as other people are suggesting, but about revenue. How much does she bring in to her league and how much does the league itself earn? If her league earns less revenue and she doesn't bring in as much revenue as the top male golfers there is no economic reason to pay her the same. 

    At the same time however, less skill is required to play the female league due to playing a shorter course. It would then be fair to consider this in payment, but doing so would likely be problematic as the women would consider it unfair and never stop arguing for such measures to be removed. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, why shouldn't they. To say they shouldn't requires admitting and facing problematic gender stereotype BS that still impacts us as a society...

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    • Christian
      Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      Or... men are just faster stronger and better at most sports. Nah, can't be that! Must be sexism

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If they play in the same tournament, yes. Then the best will win and gender won’t matter. If they play against other women only, no.

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