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Women: Are we really worth 50 cents on the dollar to the BPAA?
(An open letter to the BPAA.)
"It is the vision of BPAA to drive a growing, prosperous and united bowling industry."
Too bad your marketing group did not read your mission statement when they made the decision to enter into the current licensing agreement with the PBA. By almost doubling the prize fund for the PBA and giving away all the television time to the men, you with one discriminatory decision have united division in the bowling industry. Your decision has united women bowlers against the BPAA.
Too bad your marketing group did not read the demographics of our great country because women represent about fifty percent of our population. I guess your marketing group did not realize mothers book your memberships' highly profitable children birthday's parties. I wonder just how many on the human resource directors that your membership target for corporate parties are women. I watch the PWBA telecasts each week and seen the sorry excuses of televisions spots that are placed during the women telecasts. The production quality might be non-existent but Jan Schmidt message is clear visit -- your BPAA center today. Wow -- talk about a knife in the back.
Too bad your marketing group did not realize that the fall season is just around the corner. Fifty percent of all bowlers are women. What if we sat out the season in BPAA centers? I am a woman and I plan to bowl in three leagues this season. I will not bowl in BPAA member center. I will not support a center that supports the discriminatory practices of the BPAA. If a million moms could march on Washington DC -- what made you think a million women could not drive an extra ten minutes to a non BPAA center.
Too bad your marketing group did not realize the very proverbial knife in the PWBA back could be used to destroy the BPAA. After all, if all women boycotted bowling would you met your vision statement to make members more prosperous?
Too bad your marketing group did not realize that not only will I give a dollar to the cause but I will give two. And I will urge all supports to give two. It will show that women are not worth fifty cents to every dollar spent on the men.
US Open and PWBA Boycott
I applaud the PWBA's decision to boycott the US Open, but where do the men weigh in on this? Have they issued a statement informing us of their position on this issue? Will they boycott this event, or will they perpetuate the inequality? I will reserve judgement until I hear from them, and I hope I can still respect them and the players when the dust settles. I enjoy watching professional bowling, men and women. However I can boycott also. If the men don't come around, I won't be watching them on television or at the lanes.
Come on fellas! Make the right decision on this one.
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