Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Looking for a Hero in Dubai"

Aaress at On the Baseline says it well.

4 comments:

dearg said...

It's an excellent article and I fully agree with its tone & content.

James Martin has written about the current inaction of the players.

http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=165936

Diane said...

I'm not sure that the players "put principles ahead of economics," as Martin said. Maybe some of them. I just think that passivity--especially among women--is a big part of many cultures, and that there is a fear of speaking out or not following the dictated plan.

Also, though I know what Martin is saying, you don't have to go to the UAE or Qatar to find women treated as second-class citizens: You can find that in any country, including Martin's. It's a matter of degree.

I'm surprised--and pleased--that there has been this much media attention given to the players' inaction. I didn't expect that.

Aaress said...

Thank you, Diane, for the link and for your comment at OTB.

Diane said...

You're welcome--it's an excellent editorial.