Is this equality or extreme feminism?

Chris Gayle was hit by a barrage of criticism following his  comment during an interview with Mel McLaughlin at a Big Bash League match in Australia. “To see your eyes for the first time is nice,” he said, in response to a question about his innings. “Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don’t blush baby.” (Read the news here.)

Naturally I felt uncomfortable hearing or reading the news that followed the above comment. To be honest the jury is still out as to  how his comment should be taken: as a joke, as an insult, as … I don’t really know.

Then I watched Maria Sharapova video here and my confusion went up another notch.

If any of the reporters in both scenarios had flirted back in that moment while recording I think they would have come under some heavy criticism. However, the case is different when it comes to fining or meting out criticism/reprimand to the people being interviewed (i.e. Maria and Chris).

Is that really equality?

Can anyone make a case for either side? Would love to read/hear your thoughts.

What are your thoughts on feminism?

6 thoughts on “Is this equality or extreme feminism?

  1. I am all bout female quality and rights but sometimes women do take advantage of the fact. And some other times they fight for equality and when given the same treatment as men scream “bloody murder” i don’t think it will fully work in some cases like matter maternity leave, double standards in sex bad relationships. And other areas that women are given or demand special treatment.

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