Where do you think the money comes from in the first place to build these stadiums and fields that these games are played in ?, from the men that support these sports. If you think that there are more women at gaa games both mens and womens, you really dont go to many gaa games.I disagree with your point about GAA. There are women's teams in all counties and at all age groups, there has been women's leagues and champ'ships for decades, it has not had same profile as men. So the amount of women supporting these teams AND the men's teams is higher, as most men do not support the women. Now these women's teams are all sponsored and get advertising, thus it pays its own way.
Not only that but more women support and pay to see men's games, then men do women's games, thus more women pay more money into the GAA per capita, thus subsidising the men's game on a per capita basis.
If we take tennis, I don't think women's tennis is being subsidised by men's?
Again there is massive money in both, and the advertising pays for it.
This would be the case for a lot of women's sports.
I would think rugby might be one case where the Rugby Ireland would be subsidised by men's but that would want to be looked up, to see if that is indeed the case.
To expound on this. The facts of women's insurance being less than men's for years is precisely to do with as you state the difference between the sexes. There is only one reason insurance is higher, men were involved in more accidents and greater accidents, they posed a greater risk and likelihood of accident - and this is indeed due to difference between the sexes - this is the price of greater testosterone, it's disadvantage is the tendency of higher-risk behaviour and willy-waving. The consequences and price, the historical actuarial stats are relfected in the insurance premium's. But we can also see this personally ourselves on the road, time after time, consistantly, whether in a car or cycling a bike, men are the most dangerous and quite frankly worst drivers out there, the Irish male in particular out of all Europeans, is incapable of driving properly, though still better than E.Europeans and 3rd worlders.
There is also the fact that boyracers are males, and have accounted for a vast sum of deaths on Irish roads. But if we stick to accidents in general, the vast majority of serious accidents are crashes leading to deaths and are not caused by males - indeed men and women are different, and why should it be men that not only have crashes but are overwhelmingly the cause of the kind of crashes that lead to serious deaths and maiming, this is not merely due to higher rate of time on road, though that higher rate is also disputable, given the amount of time women must use the car for work, school runs and shopping. It is also disuputable because lorries and buses are also a minute tiny fraction, that is negligable for cause of road accidents compared to cars, so this does not account when considering a per capita basis as you put forward.
The reason they are in higher serious incidents is due to male hormone testosterone, this is indeed what marks out one of the main differences of the sexes and while necessary and good in some contexts, it also has disadvantages, leading to more risky behaviours.....and this directly relates detrimentally to driving (it would be an advantage in formula one driving where heightened aggression (up to a point, which is why Whites seem to have just the perfect amount for formula One and jet fighters) and assertiveness are beneficial and where I think men have the edge over women in those driving contexts. (It is also what marks out one of the differences between Blacks and Whites and why Africans are more aggressive and perhaps even less skillful at driving, remember, the assertiveness for formula One goes up with more testosterone, but only to a certain point, beyond which it them seems to become an impediment to the balance of risk vs clear thinking in skilled high speed vehicles, including aircraft)
Women are far better casual drivers and bus drivers, as they are far more careful and considerate. I noticed this whenever I am up in Dubtown on Dublin bus, the males are all full of ego and trying to prove something or rushing to get home, or pass some cyclist or car out, while the women are cooler and calmer. The result is, old people are flung around the bus when a male is driving, and have a smooth ride when a female is driving. Women are far better drivers and now are subsidising the carnage on the roads. Which is a travesty.
Most women do not support the women, obviously if they did they would be at the same level as the men in funding and prize money, this isnt a chicken and the egg scenario, women prefer fashion and spending money on handbags as a hobby, not on sports. The money came from the men first, the womens games followed.
And more women watch the mens games not just to involve themselves with men but also men are better at playing the games, most womens sports are unwatchable, as the skill levels are on a completely different level, why watch second best, women are not the same as men.
Tennis, funny you pick this on, is a sport where women can play to a level where it is enjoyable to watch for both men and women, as the mens can be far too powerful in there serve and so you get longer rallys in the womens, or at least more of them, not forgetting the skirts, so lots of men tune into the womens sports, i watch it around other women. And because its the kind of sport that women can play well versus the vast majority of them, obviously they cannot compete one on one with men, thats why the tennis is not unisex, but men can watch it as well.
It also has fewer top players, the issue of late being some players with a lot of steroid use, which makes marketing of these players easier and people are more likely to recognise them the male players. Its incredibly top heavy regards the money, not just they have fewer players.
Now lets list off all sports and where the stadiums and pitchs they play those sports in as example and where the money came from to put those in place ?
How many sports jerseys do you think women own on average versus the men ?
Where do you think the money comes from in the first place to get the organisations going that can turn around and fund the womens sports ?
Do you think that womens boxing is not sponsored by the mens, which is the topic of this thread, the boxing match in question was not the main event ?
Do you think that fight would have gotten the numbers it did if its wasnt part of the card of the mens heavy weight boxing match ?
Can you back any of that up ?
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You talk on testosterone, sure its also the thing that makes men far better at driving in the first place.Men get more DUIs, traffic violations and are deemed responsible for a greater portion of car accidents.
But they also drive more miles than women—a lot more. Although a recent study indicates there are over one million more licensed female drivers than licensed male drivers, men drive about 40 percent more miles per year.
Some subject experts hypothesize that men – particular men under 25 – get in more accidents because they’re more prone to aggressive behavior and risk taking.
But let’s look at the numbers:
So men account for roughly 1.73^12 miles driven per year, while women drive a combined total of 1.07^12 miles per year.
- Men cause 6.1 million accidents per year and women cause 4.4 million per year (National Highway Safety Administration)
- 105.7 million women and 104.3 million men have drivers licenses (University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute)
- On average, men drive 16,550 miles and women drive 10,142 miles per year ( Federal Highway Administration)
That means men drive about 30 percent more miles than women. Yet, they’re implicated in slightly less than 30 percent of car accidents. Men do cause more accidents, but they are actually less at-risk than women, by a small margin.
Man have better reflexes and better spacial awareness then women.
Young men as you talk on, have to sibsidise their own riskier behavior, their insurance is far higher then a women of the same age, do you think the insurance companies arent covering themselves ?
Women typically pay less than men do for car insurance, because women are less likely to practice risky driving behaviors.
The Effect of Gender on Car Insurance Rates
Car insurance companies take a look at many factors to determine how much risk they'll face when insuring you (meaning how likely they are to pay out a claim on your behalf). These include:
In addition to the above, a major factor that gets weighed when an auto insurance carrier determines your rates is your gender. This is given particular attention when you are a very young driver (see “How Age Influences Car Insurance Rates" below).
- Your car's make, model, and year
- Your driving record.
- Your credit history
- Your age.
The Pricing Gap
Starting from the time they begin driving, women generally pay less than men do for car insurance. This pricing gap is influenced by:
Why Women Pay Less for Car Insurance
- The types of cars typically chosen by men.
- The frequency of accidents among women versus men.
- Gender-based statistics on risky driving behavior
- The average number of miles driven by women vs. men.
Auto insurance companies calculate their risk when they determine your premium.
Calculating risk means using historical data to make an educated estimate of the likelihood of a covered person being in an accident.
The statistics tend to show that as a group, women are less likely to:
- Get into a car accident.
- Commit moving violations, like speeding and driving under the influence (DUI)
- Buy cars that are more costly to insure.
- Drive as many miles as the average male driver.
There is an issue regards men driving, as i have stated, and this is that men do jobs that women dont want to in general and vice versa, and some of these jobs involve driving trucks, buses etc.. as i have talked on that means when something does go wrong, it can be much worse then average due to the nature of the vehicle.