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Media "The rise of female UFC fighters obscures profound exploitation, inequality" the Book

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  1. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    https://theconversation.com/the-ris...cures-profound-exploitation-inequality-157217

    Yes this is an article but it is written by a professor of media study at university of texas and she quotes her book on the topic.


    My favorite quote: "most estimates put fighter pay at 10% to 20% of the UFC’s overall revenue, with the bulk of that distributed toward UFC champions and stars – most of whom are men "

    How does it make sense for the few female champions take as much as all the male champions??

    She must not know the ufc abuses literally everyone it can.
     
  2. Bruce Lee666 Purple Belt

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    WMMA is 2 division, you don't expect them to receive much.

    also nobody cares about WMMA, if you make a card with only Women fights it will not sell.
     
  3. Kung Fu Kowboy Are you not sports entertained... Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Men and Women equally put snow on Dana's driveway....

    <{danayeah}>
     
  4. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    Wonder how much money Invicta makes...
     
  5. cws80us Purple Belt

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    I read this article earlier today. Just nothing but grandstanding and a complete lack of understanding of economics. It boils down to selling tickets and ppvs. And, in general women just sell less. Sorry, but that's reality.
     
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  7. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    "Increased visibility of female athletes is important. But the feel-good mantra of “representation matters” cannot hide the fact that female fighters – and male fighters, for that matter – deserve better working conditions and pay in the UFC."

    Literally her last sentence she finally is willing to say that men deserve better as well...yet left that information out the entire article so theres no perspective that dana treats everyone like shit.

    She presented it in a way to purposely make it look like the women are more of a victim than they are.
     
  8. eddiedingle Blue Belt

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    Bait thread
     
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  9. Noveltymortar Purple Belt

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    Most viewers use the chick fights to take bathroom breaks. They're overpaid.
     
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    Bait article, accurate thread
     
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  11. TIMELESS TRUTH Time Traveler

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    Crap like this makes WMMA even less edgy than it already is... yippee skippee.
     
  12. Dan Torrance Purple Belt

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    should they fight with razor frisbies?
     
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  13. Shoden Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    This is the media's logic in a nutshell.....

    Instead of saying everybody is getting fucked by the UFC, they will only focus on the female portion....once the females are getting ripped off like the males, they won't say shit....because inequality doesn't sell, gender inequality does.


    The media never wants to focus on the whole enchilada....they do this with every news story...just distractions and they never talk about the root....Like they focus on police shootings instead of the massive wealth inequality in the country, is pathetic.
     
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    Ugh... women.
     
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    Articles like this make me mad. We might have a decent topic here, something interesting to talk and think about it. However, just a few sentences in, the bullshit and hyperbole starts:

    "This doesn’t absolve them from the sexism, racism, xenophobia or transphobia that has characterized the promotion over the years."

    Like... what? These kind of people feel so safe with their so called progressiveness, they can (or think they can) just claim stuff like this without any form of evidence. Just add a few trigger words and bang, we have a story. Sadly, there must be enough dumb people who are faling for this, because the real reason shit like this is made is because of money, not because of a true motivation to make things better. And that is basically how it goes, with all the so called progressives bullshit Just a new market for hacks to make money and feel better about themselves.
     
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  16. Jesus ODI Orange Belt

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    lol who read that
     
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  17. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    It's a perfect example of how stats can be used for a false narrative when presented just right.
     
  18. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    Click on the red words in you quote lol
     
  19. Misanthropist Purple Belt

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    Reminds me of women’s soccer when they complained about being paid less. Their stadiums are always empty and it was so bad that Manchester City had to offer fans free ticket to watch them. US women’s team is ranked the top in the world yet got ragdolled by teenage boys so it sums up everything.

    They will be in a rude shock if Dana seperates them from the men. They purposely made them fight together to fool the gullable masses into thinking fans are there to watch them.
     
  20. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    Actually I did for you and apparent fallon fox is somehow dana's fault and anyone who doesn't agree is transphobe hahahahahahahh.......ugh what a time to be alive
     
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