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  1. Lisa
    Lisa May 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm |

    I love this website and everything but the whole feminism thing is…ugh. Amy, there is definitely a gender inequality in tennis, but it’s negative to fixate on it SO much. Plus, it’s not like women have it so bad in all aspects of life! Where’s the article bashing female models for dominating the modeling industry? Yeah, nobody wrote that. Where’s the article bashing women for staying at home while their husbands work? Yeah, nobody wrote that. I think if you do more research you will find that everything balances out. Plus, your specific example of sexism is pretty unfounded. No one was complaining about Monfils/Berdych because that was extremely high quality and exciting tennis! People were complaining about Bartoli because she’s boring as heck and Djokovic is undeniably more entertaining. Pick your battles #lifeadvice
    Anyway, I totally understand your frustration, but as I female I just think it’s better to focus your time and energy on bettering yourself than insisting that women are discriminated against. My goal is to become so good at what I do that people can’t hold me back even if they try. It’s a good way to live, and I’ve found that everyone, even men, like to see a woman succeed.

    So, yeah, commence your angry/deprecating tweets and comments in 3…2…1… (Blast off!)

  2. white abed
    white abed May 29, 2013 at 4:50 am |

    Actually I think most modern cities have a similar scheme to DC metro perhaps without the peak hours rate adjustment. There’s probably like a day pass option. I think it’s probably more sensible for locals than tourists but could also make sense for the latter – why should you pay the same going twelve stops as one stop?

  3. Sultan
    Sultan May 29, 2013 at 6:34 am |

    London Underground Tube is exactly the same price-wise, Washington is certainly not alone, not sure I’ve ever been on a train that doesn’t have peak and off-peak hours.

    Also have to agree with Lisa’s comment, you have taken what was written out of context. I don’t see any Marion-bashing at all in that sentence, in fact, it alludes more to the fact that Bartoli gave us a terrific match full of drama and intensity and therefore, she COULD be accused of hogging the limelight (before the supposed big match of the day) but in a very positive way.

    I will add that I love what you’ve written in the past highlighting gender inequality but in this case, you are wide of the mark. Keep up the good work though 🙂

  4. Patrick of La Verne
    Patrick of La Verne May 29, 2013 at 8:25 am |

    @ Lisa “People were complaining about Bartoli because she’s boring as heck and Djokovic is undeniably more entertaining”

    That is a completely subjective opinion. Who has a more interesting on court relationship with her coach than Bartoli? Who has a more entertaining ritual between points than Marion Bartoli? Who has a more complicated relationship with her national federation and indeed her fans?

    Bartoli may not be as good a player as Djokovic, but in my book she’s every bit as entertaining, and her match with Govortsova was a thriller — one of several we’ve had in the very early going in what let’s all hope is an exciting tournament on both the men’s and women’s sides.

    1. Lisa
      Lisa May 29, 2013 at 11:41 am |

      Very true. I didn’t mean to say that everyone shares my opinion, but just that my opinion is as valid as the opinion of someone who prefers Bartoli. I guess I just don’t think it’s fair that having such opinions is reflexively called sexism on this blog. I think the ATP is infinitely more fun to follow, but that doesn’t mean I respect myself/other women any less.

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