Although women’s athletics have slowly gained some modest popularity in recent years, owners and fans never quite treat them equally. Pay between the NBA and the WNBA is uneven. The NBA players may seek to promote equality through their television ads, but they do not demand that their sisters in the WNBA receive “equal pay for equal work.” Equal pay would require a substantial pay cut for the NBA players. Further, the pursuit of equality has not led to a demand that WNBA players play with the same size ball as NBA players or have the same three-point line. On the college level, these differences have caused the Department of Education and the Justice Department to get involved, as complaints about inequality in college athletics have been filed and investigated at increasing rates during the Obama administration.
All you have to do to annihilate Leftist gender arguments is to point out that the solution is simple: Eliminate ALL “male” and “female” sport designations and just have one team. Example: One basketball team per school. If females are one of the top 12 players, then they make the team. Otherwise, they don’t. Same thing for football, volleyball, baseball, softball, track, swimming, etc. What could be more fair? Women will dominate rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and . . . uh . . . not much else. But it will all be “fair,” at least in Leftist terms.