There is a question that has been lingering on my mind since Saturday. After Venus Williams won at the Wimbledon she jokingly referred to the fact that she was particularly happy with this win because for the first time, the prize money for women and men at Wimbledon was equal.
And this left me wondering, how comes it wasn’t equal for all those year; at least for the last two decades or so? Is there any justification in a sport like tennis where women garner as much profit for the tournament as men that men’s prize money was higher than that of women?
Is this a more telling pattern about our society than we would like to believe? Do women still get discriminated because of their gender?
And throwing out any statistics (i.e. women to men earning ratio), do you personally as a woman experience or have ever experienced this form of discrimination? For men have you observed any discrimination based on gender? Hopefully you have not participated to discriminate…