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PODCAST: Why We Can't Be Angry That There's No Women On List of Highest-Paid Sportspeople

By Megan Cassidy

June 10, 2018 at 10:28am

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This year, Serena Williams came back after eighteen months' maternity leave to a completely different tennis career. The former #1 was now ranked #453. She had to prove herself all over again.

Last week the Forbes' Top 100 Highest Paid Sportspeople was released without one woman making the list.

After making such strides towards gender parity, this felt like a major step back, and a sickening disappointment.

But on this week's podcast, Megan and Cassie speak candidly about the reasons there are no women on the list, and our own subconscious bias towards women both in sports and in the workplace. In order for a sportsperson to be paid a massive salary, it has to be commercially viable. There has to be bums on seats in the arena to see that person play. Can we be angry that there weren't any women on the list, when we have never handed over cash to support a women's team?

Before Brunch Podcast is the perfect Sunday morning hangover cure, brought to you by Diet Coke and the #BecauseICan campaign. Megan and Cassie chew over all the biggest stories of the week, from the frivolous to the meaningful and everything in between. It's the same dirt you talk about at Brunch, we're just digging a little deeper.
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Get in touch on twitter @meganmcassidy @cassielorraine @lovindublin @lovindotie or [email protected]

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