Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sexism at Wimbledon

According to British feminist blog, The F Word, there's a lot of sexism going down at the Wimbledon Championships - the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

The All England Club, which hosts the tournament, admits that it schedules matches between “attractive” female players for centre court. Less attractive players, such as Serena Williams, are relegated to court #2, even though Serena is a two-time champion at Wimbledon.

Club spokesman Johnny Perkins said, "Good looks are a factor," and an unnamed BBC source is quoted as saying "No one has heard of many of the women now, so if they are pretty it definitely gives them an edge. Our preference would always be a Brit or a babe as this always delivers high viewing figures."

Absolutely appalling.
Click here to see pictures of the ladies that made centre court, court #1 and court #2. The relationship between the court's rank and their physical appearance is obvious.

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