2007 First Time Ever Wimbledon Pays Out Equal Prize Money To Male and Female Winners

Making it all the more sweeter that Venus Williams is the woman that will be claiming it.  1.4 million dollars of it.  Sweeter in the memetic sense.  No one person actually needs 1.4 million dollars.  No less Venus who has who knows how many more millions underneath this addition.

What is interesting is the little attention the fact that Wimbledon hasn’t paid out equal money to men and women up until this point.  The 123 year old tournament up until this year, has more favorably compensated the boring men’s game.  Venus Williams, a big advocate of equal pay, has been a significant factor in bringing parity to the winner’s circle with her exciting play.  Anyone that follows Wimbledon or tennis generally knows that the women’s  game is as exciting if not more exciting than the men’s.  Making it all the more ridiculous for their to have not been parity in pay to begin with.

I do wonder why the payraise isn’t bigger news than it has been.  Venus’ win for that matter, hasn’t been blasted out as one might have thought it would be.  Actually, that isn’t much of a surprise.  The Williams sisters, who are black, rarely get equal media exposure.  Try to imagine a pair of white sisters with a rags to riches story like the Williams sisters.  Having won ever Wimbledon since 1999 with the exception of two years, that they are the dominant force in women’s tennis is obvious.  Imagine the endless media circus that would exist around two white siblings, as physically attractive and competitively dominant as this duo has been.  You wouldn’t be able to escape constant corporate endorsement, advertisement and celeb news about them.  Seems the only reason this doesn’t exist is because they are black.  And try to imagine if one of them got hooked on crack like white teen tennis idol Jennifer Capriati did.  Do you think they would even be allowed to come back as she was?  If you do, I’d love to hear you make the argument.  Race is clearly a major factor in the career and blatant undercelebration of the championship Williams duo.

Again, making it all the sweeter that Venus is taking home the Wimbledon title for the fourth time.  Do your thang, girl.

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8 Responses to “2007 First Time Ever Wimbledon Pays Out Equal Prize Money To Male and Female Winners”

  1. i dont like venus williams and i dont understand why her winning wimbledon is ‘sweet’

    more cheat than sweet.

    screaming at her opponent is her only tactic.

    couldnt be bothered reading the rest of the article because the first sentence was so annoying. You may have had those same thoughts as you read this paragraph but I think you already sense that I am cleverer tahn you.

  2. ‘The Williams sisters, who are black, rarely get equal media exposure’

    The above statement is completely untrue. The media in the UK [where wimbledon is ???] kiss the butts of the williams sisters to an almost sickening degree, repeatedly, you must not have actually listened and/or watched. I think you refer to the media coverage in the US where the game [apparently] has a much lower profile than other sports over there such as Baseball, or ‘Football’.

    Bertolli would have bust venus’ butt in that final if Williams hadnt started cheated by screaming in her face. The only other time you hear screaming like that is during war when one demented soldier thrusts a bayonett into anothers’ face.

    I really believe that and I hope that when you pray to Jesus tonight, he will forgive you and you will know that I am right.

    Thanks guys.

  3. Maurice Kelly Says:

    Well, If the Women feel they deserve equal pay, then let them play five sets as the men do, or lets reduce the sets for the men to three. That way the men can have time to read books, develop fashion lines and play with their pets between games…and giggle all the way to the bank too.

  4. So you think the pay discrepancy is due to the number of sets? That doesn’t really hold water because men and women have pay discrepancies in every industry. And much more often than not women do more work. Particularly women of color.

  5. my feeling is your a black person spreading black hate those girls are
    the best period black or white you should be ashamed to write such an article you hurt the process unity-love-peace

  6. andy. You must know that I’m not ashamed of telling the truth. Who would be. The Williams sisters, like millions of other Black people on Earth, suffer white racist oppression. They are super-rich, which I disagree with, but you shouldn’t pretend to not understand basic realities about how the world works.

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