The American ladies football team “has filed a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the US Soccer Federation of wage discrimination. In their filing, the women say that despite their success, male players are still get paid significantly more just for showing up.”
The ultra liberal Atlantic web magazine thinks that “with four Olympic gold medals and three World Cup championships (the most recent of which netted more than 23 million viewers for the final game)—the women’s national soccer team has undoubtedly outperformed their male counterparts in recent years.”
As such the women’s team is equal if not better than the men’s team – in fact, they have had better results, so it makes no sense, no sense what-so-ever that they are paid less than the men.
The counter argument is “that men’s sports, and their players, deserve a financial edge because they draw bigger crowds and generate far more money in ticket sales and corporate sponsorships.” This is because the men’s game is better to watch, and this reader, is because men are better than women at football.
This case involves some pretty complex economics and labour law. However, for me the elephant in the room is this: female footballers are not the same or better than male. The men far, far exceed the women; to such an extent organisers have to separate out male and female so they do not compete against one another. If they did compete it would not only be boringly one-sided, but negligently dangerous.
The Atlantic neatly skipped over this obvious point – that if you pitted the female team against the male the men would trash them. In fact, in May this year the Australian female national football team was beaten 7-0 by an under 15 boys side. Boys.
Now I understand it is difficult for some people, especially the feminists, that there remain certain things where men far exceed women. Most of this male superiority is found in the sporting arena. In fact sport is the graveyard for equality.
The fact that male athletes far exceed female athletes is the reason why most sports are segregated on the grounds of gender. Women would be seriously hurt if they competed against men on an equal basis. This has the knock on effect that most people prefer to watch male sports over female spots so the men are better remunerated.
This is not the case for every sport. I happen to prefer watching female gymnastics over male, and female tennis now and again is more interesting to watch than men’s, but usually male athletes are far superior to female ones and that is why they are so popular with the public.
The key reason for this superiority, and I am afraid again this is what riles the feminists so much, is biology. It is nature that dictates that elite athletes are nearly always male.
It does not matter how hard female athletes work, or their devotion, they will not beat the men. Sport remains immune to the feminist revolution.
The male body is superior in terms of strength, speed, muscle tone and crucially testosterone. This combined with talent and hard work raises even the mediocre male athlete above the best female ones. This is tough to take – but it is true.
So no, female footballers are not just as good as male ones. In fact they are not even close – that is why they do not compete against each other and should not be compensated equally.
Despite the best efforts of the BBC, no one really cares about wimmin’s football, rugby or cricket, games that really showcase male superiority.
The public do care about other women’s sport – sports that complement femininity in addition to strength and excellence, such as tennis or gymnastics, or, I am told, figure skating in the US.
The feminists, of course, never go for this – they want the inherently male sports, such as rugby, to be colonised by women because the feminists hate the feminine and secretly ask, ‘why can’t a woman be more like a man?’
Male and female athletes are not equal, and as such equal pay is not justified. In fact, show me a male v female boxing match and I will show you a lawsuit waiting to happen.
(Image: Ivan Bandura)