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Sportsmen, Sportswomen and the Gender $$$ Gap: Sexism or Not?

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So we learnt recently that the men’s world cup pays out around 30 times the prize money than the women’s tournament. The question is whether this is sexism at work or whether more legitimate factors are responsible.

The Buzzfeed article:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindseyadler/us-womens-soccer-team-will-get-33-million-less-prize-money-m#.vsz1ReaNx

As reported by CNN:
http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/07/news/companies/womens-world-cup-prize-money/

Business Insider:
http://uk.businessinsider.com/womens-small-soccer-salaries-are-fair-2015-7

The Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jul/04/womens-world-cup-fifa-tournament-mens
(PS: i thought the fact the tournament was played on astroturf was a much bigger issue. That should not have been acceptable imo)

FIFA’s Finances*
http://www.fifa.com/governance/finances/index.html

*Having read through the pdf’s attached to the pages I can only assume the financial accounts are somewhat incomplete as they didn’t seem to list brown envelopes filled with banknotes, dodgy swiss bank accounts and multi million dollar bribes anywhere?!?!?

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