Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk: Should women be paid as much as men in cycling?

Kathryn Bertine explains how women’s cycling can hold its own in a free market economy

The voice for equality meets capitalism head-on this week in the Locker Room. Across all sports, the argument is often made that women do not deserve to be paid as much as men because they don’t draw the same crowds or viewership. Why do female athletes deserve the same attention, respect and monetary return as their male counterparts? How do we create equality in a capitalist milieu?

This week in the Locker Room, Sara Gross and Kelly O’Mara ask this very question of their guest, Kathryn Bertine. A former pro cyclist herself, Kathryn is also a long-time advocate for women in cycling, has made a documentary film on the topic, and recently launched a new project to help up-and-coming women in the sport.

Hockey player Kirsten Toth stops by to discuss body checking, and the lack there-of, in women’s hockey, and Sara and Kelly bring you the Hype, and the Gripe, of the week.

 

Resources:

Half The Road

Home Stretch Foundation

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Photo: Courtesy Kathryn Bertine
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