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Venus Williams… June 26, 2006

Posted by 30minutemeandering in Randomeandering.
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…stated that women should be paid the same amount of money as the men at Wimbledon that women should have equality, in fact she so strongly believes it that she says its a human rights issue.

I don't care if you think i'm sexist but i think Venus, you are talking out of Uranus.

For a start tennis is not a game played on equal terms, men don't play against women in singles. maybe they should, one set of rankings would make it simpler then everyone is equal.

Or women could at least play an equal amount sets, best of 5 like the men at Wimbledon.

As for human rights, i think she has a cheek to put this in the same bracket as some of the attrocities that are occuring around the world.

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1. TheWriteJerry - June 26, 2006

Ah yes… because Venus doen’t make a ludicrous amount of money already for hitting a ball around…

And I give her a D-minus for not even being close to knowing what “human rights” means.

2. Pugs - June 26, 2006

Hey paul, good post.
I like the wording talking out of Uranus. lol..
Thanks for calling round, thought I would return the favour.
Cheers.

3. Greg - June 28, 2006

I love the “Uranus” bit. Good humor.

This is the first I’ve heard of Venus’ ramblings. She certainly has no point or basis. She is, in fact, contradicting herself. Players are paid according to skill and success, not gender. So to demand that women be paid a certain amount strictly because of sex is to transform the issue into a question of gender where there was none before. She IS the problem that she expresses distaste for.

If she feels that she deserves as much as other players, she should go beat the other players in a match and raise her number of victories to match theirs. Then she can complain to her heart’s content.


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