Dis­crim­i­na­tion in sport

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

WELL an­other Olympic Games has come and gone and again thewomen’s lib/ equal­ity / fem­i­nist mob have passed up a golden op­por­tu­nity to get their “cause” into the me­dia spot­light.

In this era of equal­ity of the sexes, equal rights and job op­por­tu­ni­ties for women, how is it that a sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion such as the In­ter­na­tional Olympic­Com­mit­tee is still al­lowed to par­take in this dis­crim­i­nat­ing prac­tice of hav­ing sep­a­rate events for males and fe­males?

I can­not un­der­stand why sport­ing bod­ies do not al­low women to com­pete against men as it would re­duce the cost of run­ning the event and def­i­nitely add to the spec­ta­tor ap­peal.

Even an old anti-tennis diehard like­my­self would be tempted to watch young Lley­ton (what’s his name) and one of the Wil­liams’ sis­ters fight it out for the Aus­tralian ti­tle. Terry Gor­don,

Kin­garoy

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