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AB-467 prize compensation: gender equity

Old 05-16-19, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Yep. With races struggling due to costs and shutting down left and right, I'd be in favor of eliminating all (cash) prizes for everything but the elite Men's and Women's races.
In our early season races, we moved from payout each day to making it a series payout, which encourages people to attend both days.

But, we also created trophies. They are homemade and kind of ridiculous, but people want them. I get the impression that they want that trophy more than the cash.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
I blocked Doge a long time ago because of his generally sexist views on racing. I'll go out on a limb and guess his manhood has been threatened enough that he thinks the world is coming to an end. Based on the posts from others I think it's a safe assumption.

We have officially/unofficially adopted an equal price purse policy and have for years. Like above - you can pay 20 deep in the mens and 3 deep in the women's if you want but the pay is equal for the same spots.

People who say things like, "The race has to pay for itself - if there are only x people racing then they shouldn't"- full stop. That's not how races work. anyone who thinks it is should be removed from race promotion immediately and their races boycotted.

Women make up over 50% of the population. They are currently around 15% of licensed racers. That only happens if they have been actively discouraged from racing. This is a very old sexist industry. It's beyond time for it to change.

Bottom line is that no one is watching anyway. Racing is simply a way for people to indulge their own egos. As such if anyone actually spends 5 seconds thinking it shouldn't be made unilaterally equal across genders immediately then they are only thinking so out of sexist spite.

Best part about this is I don't have to read any response from Doge on this either.

I brought this up on a USA Cycling Masters post somewhere - the face of cycling is a middle aged white guy. It's not even remotely representative of our population. The last thing we need is more of them or to listen to their thoughts about what should be done to fix it. I include myself in that.
Well said. Thank you.
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