Why do female athletes make less money overall than male athletes? How does the financial compensation for men in sports where they are favored compare to the financial compensation for women in those same activities? Why do men in sports get more money than women? What makes the salary discrepancy between men and women in the UFC or MMA different?
Due to cultural constraints, women joined sports significantly later than males. As a result, women’s sports now have less “entertainment value.” However, men’s sports have always been supported, which has helped it spread internationally and attract more funding.
The majority of sports lovers and watchers are males, which is significant since systemic constraints frequently hinder women from watching sport. These barriers include a lack of access to physical and financial resources, problems with transportation, and a fear of violence when attending sporting events. We must get past these arguments since the money made through men’s sports is firmly rooted in the sexist system.
The disparity between men’s and women’s physical characteristics is another justification for the wage gap in sports. According to this argument, males should be paid more since they are “stronger” and can compete more successfully in sports than women.
Some of the most well-known elite sports have supported this claim. A regulation based on the idea that women are physically inferior than men dictates that men play five sets each match and women play three.
Despite the fact that women had proven they could and would play five sets, decision-makers (mainly males) had the opinion that the standard of the game would suffer if women played five sets.