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When is sexual equality not sexual equality? When it’s men and womens tennis

I remember when Wimbledon a few years ago announced that the small gap between men and women’s prize money had been closed and they would get the same and that would thus make it equal. Seems crazy to me since it’s not equal work. 3 sets versus 5. Why not both 5? Because you end up in the crazy situation where in the Australian open the women’s final takes 1 hr 22 mins and the men’s almost 6. Now of course this was longer than usual but there is always going to be a big difference so men are getting paid a fraction for their time. And time is money here. TV money and sponsorship which is all about screen time. So lets make it equal and make it 5 sets for women to.