The Hitch wrote:If this were true how comes 90% of sports fans only watch football and most of them only watch their local league.
it seems to me that people only watch what they think is important. In india thats their cricket league in the us nfl in europe and south america the respective football leagues etc.
That's not what I meant, silly. We were discussing the relative popularity of men's sports versus women's sports in a certain field, exceptions where the gender gap doesn't matter (much) from an "entertainment" point of view notwithstanding. Fine, the best individuals on a national level, in a national league, in a pro sport that happens to have a certain popularity in a certain country / culture. LOL, how argumentative can you get? Way to sidetrack the issue.
Women's pro sports are relatively impopular across the globe. At some point it stops being a cultural or country-specific "problem".
A key point that feminists ignore, is that men are not just physically and tactically superior, but also naturally much more likely to be daredevils. That matters so much in sports like road cycling (sprints, descents, etc.)
No, it's not fair to women. But it's so much more unfair to the handicapped and probably even more so for the intersexed. It's also not fair to the vast majority of normal, comparatively biologically "disadvantaged" men. That's the beauty of it all... it isn't fair.