Hi Jim. Thanks for commenting.
I'm not advocating players be paid based on how long they stay on court. As I say in the article: "I’m not advocating that players should be paid exclusively based on match time. That would just be silly."
What I'm advocating for is a level playing field and equality at the Grand Slams. best-of-5 is something the players want and fans want to see. It'll also bring in more ad dollars and raises the level of the game overall.
This primary issue is equality, not the money.
The notion that women can’t play best-of-five sets and need to be "protected" at the GS is ridiculous condescending.
I fail to see how playing bo5 at the GS will hurt women, decrease visibility and not create role models... I'll do the opposite in my opinion.
As I say in the post "The sad truth is that women don’t play best-of-five sets partly for reasons rooted in old fashioned sexism of low expectations." We need to get past this.
I hope this helps to clarify my position a bit. You can also have a look at the +Medium
version of this article where you can see my highlights: https://medium.com/@PatCash/equal-prize-money-at-the-grand-slams-6f7361c9a783#.ukfst0y7y