You have probably heard that men are paid more than women during your life-time, especially in sports. In my opinion I believe women should have the right to be paid equally as men for doing the same job. In this essay I will now explain how it is nonsense that women are being paid less than men and why they deserve to be paid the same.
In most sports the training to become an elite athlete requires the same dedication and amount of time whether you are a man or a women. In many sports the athlete has to use their own money to pay coaches and use sporting facilities and equipment. Both men and women have to pay a similar amount for their sportswear.
Some jobs are now done by women such as bus drivers and paid equally but other jobs like company directors are mostly filled by men but if a woman gets the job she is unlikely to be paid the same as a man even if it is the same responsibility.
There are some occasions that women get paid less but it is understandable because the effort is less. This is the case in tennis. Women play 2 or three sets whereas a man plays 5 or more sets. Sometimes the men can play for hours before there is a result. The opposite situation is in cricket. Women have to train and have the same playing time as men but until recently had to have another job to pay for their travel and sports gear. They are still badly under paid compared to the men.
In summary whenever a woman does the same work or puts in the same effort they should be paid equal. The only time there should be a difference is when their hour are less or they have less responsibility.