EXSS 260 #2

EXSS 260 #2 - I dont think separate is always equal in...

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I don’t think separate is always equal in terms of men’s and women’s leagues. I think there is a definite divide in the amount of money paid and spent on the athletes and teams. This is clearly illustrated in the documentary and reading of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The more talented women on the teams were getting paid under $70 each week, while the stars in Major League Baseball were getting paid a small fortune. There was also more money spent on facilities, travel, and publicity for the teams in the MLB. I feel like there is a stigma around women’s sports that prevents leagues from being equal: women can’t play a certain sport at the level of men and it isn’t exciting to watch. I think basketball illustrates this issue the best. The players in the WNBA get paid significantly less than the players in the NBA. There is also an unequal fan base and loyalty. Millions of people watch the NBA while only a few people, mostly young girls, watch the WNBA. Fans would rather
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course EXSS 260 taught by Professor Osborne during the Spring '10 term at UNC.

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