Should WNBA sue NBA for gender discrimination? (Women earn $0.02 on average to a man's dollar) /s

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  1. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    As everyone knows, women only get paid $0.78 per men's dollar without adjusting for number of hours, experience, industry, and many other such irrelevant metrics.
    As you must also know, the US women's soccer team has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    http://espn.go.com/espnw/sports/art...discrimination-action-vs-us-soccer-federation

    That made me ponder about the great discrimination against the WNBA players.
    According to basketball-reference.com, the average salary in the NBA for 15-16 was $4,021,836.
    In contrast, WNBA maximum salary was $75,000 in 2015.

    Ignoring the fact that nobody watches the WNBA, smaller revenue, and that nobody watches the WNBA, this is a clear case of gender-based discrimination, which we should all fight against if we don't want to be called bigots.
     
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    Who's going to pay the salaries? No one is going to watch a subpar athletic competition when compared to the NBA. If they want to make millions they should get a position on a NBA team.
     
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    Both the NBA and the US tax player to split half the bill to make sure they get equal pay. The city of each WNBA team should pay the other half. Set the minimum wage to 1 million dollars too.
     
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    Well, NBA owners are billionaires so they can pay. They're part of the white cis gender hetero privilege.
     
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    The fact that one has to point out what the WNBA is tells you all you need to know. No one is watching. No one watches women's soccer except when they are successful enough to be chasing a title. Do a search on your cable or sat box for a game and you won't find one. They can call themselves professional all they wan't but no one is watching. No one watches men's soccer for that matter. It's not bigoted, no one watches women's softball either. Should MLB pay them millions? How about women's cycling? If women want to cash in on sports, Tennis and Golf are examples where interest is sufficient to generate wages and sponsorships on a level equal to their male counterparts, but even then it's not on the same level.

    It's stupid lawsuits like this that draw attention to the stupidity of the world. Most people watching this issue think it's an absurd and stupid lawsuit that is actually harming the league. That should bode well for their salaries.

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    This should be sufficient to do away with the WNBA.

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    If they filed a suit and won by some bizarre ruling by an insane judge, there wouldn't be an WNBA.
     
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    So the all male strip club doesn't generate nearly the tips that the female strip club down the street does. The female strip club along with the US tax payer should shore up the tips of the far less popular male strippers?
     
  7. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Then shouldn't women be allowed to play in the NBA?
    Just like transgenders have a right to use any bathroom, this is about protecting rights of an oppressed minority.
     
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    They don't play on the same level. Not even close. It's the equivalent of a community college football team playing in the NFL. Do you even watch basketball or sports for that matter? I mean seriously, the fact you just suggested this is freakin' hilarious and could only come from someone who doesn't watch sports.
     
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    There is an easy fix for this, just allow NBA teams to have female players. If the who women make the teams and are paid less than men with the same skill set, that would be discrimination.
     
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    If a woman is as good a player, I don't see why not. As long as it doesn't lead to subsequent segregation of everything because of the gender difference. Either the players are equal or they aren't.
     
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    But we can always force that teams have a 50/50 make up.
     
  12. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Do all the men get paid the same?
     
  13. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    that's a ****** fix, because then no women would be able to play in the NBA thanks to patriarchal genetics ---product of social construct
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    that's another huge problem.

    why is there some player who makes more while others make less?
    the inequality in NBA where 1% has everything is unfair and immoral.
    We need bernie sanders!
     
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    Patriarchal genetics is a social construct? Please explain.
     
  15. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    Tampa bay had a female NHL hockey player once, I don't think many many if any would ever make the teams in real life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manon_Rhéaume
     
  16. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    the fact that they don't play on the same level is based on patriarchal social construct genetics.
    sexual dimorphism in muscle mass, testosterone levels, explosiveness, height, etc are social constructs.
    the fact that women can't dunk should be blamed on men, not women's abilities.

    like i said, women only make $0.02 to men's dollar.

    Everything is a social construct, including the chromosome.
     
  17. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, whatever dude.:rolleyes:

    The human chromosome is a social construct? You get the F in science for the day.
     
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    That gave me a good laugh. Usain Bolt, the worlds faster man is a social construct!!!
     
  19. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Everything is a social construct, including the chromosome.
    That kind of a merit-based sexism is exactly the type of sexism we should fight.
    Women on average have less upper body strength and have less favorable morphology to compete in most sports, which is why it's sexist for them to compete on equal levels.
    Women should get a handicap and get a salary for free from male players.

    Like I said, $0.02 to men's dollar.
     
  20. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    We are being trolled
     
  21. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What, are you saying it's genetics? Like, there are differences in genetics between people?
    You mean like genetics explains differences in height, strength, athletic ability, intellectual ability, IQ, etc?

    You racist!
     
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    I agree, but if they can compete without shutting down the sport with ridiculous demands, let them.
     
  23. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh i forgot. I think jews and asians should sue the NBA too, because they make up less than 1% of the population.
     
  24. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    The disabled should also sue!!! we should have more blind NBA players!!! The next industry that needs equality is the porn industry, men make 10 cents on the dollar vs women and straight men also make less that gay men. This just shows how the gay community oppresses straight people.
     
  25. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    100% agreed man.
     

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