Male sports will al­ways dom­i­nate

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

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

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