Male sports will always dominate
WHEN JAMAICA qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup set for France next year, one of the discussions that emanated from that, was the treatment of the women versus their male counterparts.
In 1998 when the men qualified, they were given land by the then government – well they were at least promised land, and a national holiday was declared. The members of that 1998 squad are household names even today. Corporate Jamaica was pumping millions of dollars into the men’s programme back then.
The difference in how the women have been treated is stark. Yes, we are happy and the ladies have had their moment of glory, but the euphoria isn’t anywhere close to what it was for the men. On the worldwide scale, men make far more than women. This is due to bigger