INFOGRAPHIC: The Truth About The Sexist Wage Gap That’s Giving Sports A Bad Name

Posted on September 15, 2015 in Sports

By Asmita Sarkar:

In an ideal world Roger Federer and Serena Williams would be earning the same amount of money. In an ideal world wage gap between genders for the same work would not exist. In a 2014 BBC study, it was found that women are paid 30% less than men in professional sports.

While many sports pay the same prize money to both genders, such as the four grand slams, there are many more like football, boxing that perpetuate this sexist tradition.

The infographic below takes a hard look at the wage gap discrimination in various sports.

Money in Sport Infographic (Indian rupees)
Infographic via vouchercloud.