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    By rationalizing the clear disparity, we are admitting that we think men should earn more than women. It happens across the board in world economics.
    Track & Field has found a way to be equitable . . . just sayin'.
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    Remarkably, I find myself in the same corner with Atticus for the second time in a week!
    I'd add that the second really sad fact illustrated by the list is that the biggest "stars" are associated with comic book movies.
    Really, can the Rock be categorized as an actor? He has portrayed the same character in every role he has ever played, dating back to his days in the wrestling arena. He is an actor in the same sense that Porky Pig or Yosemite Sam were actors.
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    Mention this morning of Taylor Swift being the entertainer with the highest earnings. I think the number was $185mil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Really interesting posts, El Toro
    Yes. Thanks for the synopsis, El Toro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    By rationalizing the clear disparity, we are admitting that we think men should earn more than women. It happens across the board in world economics.
    Track & Field has found a way to be equitable . . . just sayin'.
    I'm not sure El Toro was rationalizing and/or arguing that men should earn more than women. It seemed to me that he was analyzing the "why" behind the disparity in pay.

    It would be similar to analyzing the difference in the salaries of the top NBA players vs the top WNBA players. One could say the women work just as hard as the men, and should therefore earn just as much, but the NBA fan base is far larger, and more lucrative. Same in World Cup soccer. Not so in tennis, where the women are sometimes a greater draw than the men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    By rationalizing the clear disparity, we are admitting that we think men should earn more than women. It happens across the board in world economics.
    Track & Field has found a way to be equitable . . . just sayin'.
    equitable in prize money, yes, but in terms of (details never disclosed) sponsorship deals, which is where the real money is..... perhaps not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    equitable in prize money, yes, but in terms of (details never disclosed) sponsorship deals, which is where the real money is..... perhaps not so much.
    I'll ask Sidney McLaughlin. She might know.
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    Why aren't the women negotiating for better pay? Why are they accepting less pay, if they are worth more? Seems like they are admitting to being of less worth since they sign on the line. I have a side-gig as a personal trainer. If I only charge $25/hr because that's all I think I'm worth I can't get bent out of shape if a more confident (or indeed accomplished) PT charges and gets $40/hr.

    Maybe they have other reasons for accepting less pay. Tom Brady has his reasons. No one is leaping to his defense, wringing their hands.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    Why aren't the women negotiating for better pay? Why are they accepting less pay, if they are worth more? Seems like they are admitting to being of less worth since they sign on the line.
    I guess that's one way of looking at it.

    smh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    I guess that's one way of looking at it.
    smh.
    You left out a word, between 'one' and 'way' - '1950s'
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