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Heaven help the person who says that “equal” means anything other than “exactly the same。” Unfortunately, reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne did exactly that last week, suggesting that the league -lower its 10-foot (9.15-meter) rims to enable more dunking and attract more fans。


Her comments were met with scorn from longtime WNBA star Diana Taurasi, who replied, “Might as well put us in skirts and back in the kitchen。”


On one hand, lowering the WNBA‘s rims doesn’t seem necessary。 The WNBA‘s fan base is fiercely loyal, but qualitatively different from the NBA’s。 People who watch the two leagues have different viewing expectations。 And, as espn‘s Kate Fagan wrote on Thursday, Stephen Curry’s NBA “it guy” status is based on time zone-crossing 3-pointers, not acrobatic dunks。


Having said that, Taurasi‘s response was awfully dumb。 Basically, she suggested that any difference between men’s and women‘s sports would tacitly endorse 20th century gender stereotypes, which largely confined women to -domestic, housekeeping roles。


But as Delle Donne pointed out, the WNBA‘s 3-point line is more than a foot closer to the basket than the NBA’s, and similar logistical discrepancies exist in sports like volleyball (lower nets) and golf (closer tee boxes)。 Tennis provides perhaps the most intriguing example of gender inequality: Serena Williams earned $3 million for winning the 2014 US Open, the same amount as men‘s champion Marin Cilic。


The catch? Williams won the tournament playing best-of-three-sets matches, as opposed to Cilic‘s best-of-five - each type being standard for women and men during Grand Slam tournaments。 So Williams was paid about $215,000 for every set she won, while Cilic earned about $143,000。


Should Cilic file a wage discrimination lawsuit, demanding equal pay for equal work? Probably not。 Because “different” isn‘t always synonymous with “sexist。” Often, it simply means “different。” And while lowering the WNBA rims probably wouldn’t significantly alter the league‘s fan base, neither would it relegate its athletes to June Cleaver status, as Taurasi erroneously implied。


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The Chinese audience will be the first to see the EUREKAexhibition which will be then hosted at Herakleidon museum forGreeks to see.


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"This exhibition is presented for the first time in Greece andthrough this exhibition we hope that Greek people will understandChinese tradition and technology and have a better image of China,"Yang Jun, senior engineer of Ancient Science and TechnologyExhibition DepartmentCSTM told Xinhua.


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