“As I looked around on the Volvo boats and at the positions the women were doing, I realized that if you put them on one boat we’d have the skills to cover all aspects of racing at the highest level. So why not put them all together and do a Hobart with them? A lot of these people are my picks for that position, and it just so happens they are female.”
Men have been fined 646 times for racket abuse and 287 times for unsportsmanlike conduct. Women have been fined 99 times for racket abuse and 67 times for unsportsmanlike conduct during that span. The disparities are similar for audible obscenity fines (344 for the men, 140 for the women) and, most relevant to Williams’s complaint, verbal abuse (62 for the men, 16 for the women).