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Agree with your basic point but not the example.I was telling a friend the other day that the batsmen in cricket are like men on earth treating the bowlers - the women - like inferior species. Even the pleadings of two women(read bowlers) in the case of cricket is considered the equal to that of a single men and the laws, as always are made and changed by and for men ONLY.
Men are quite capable of treating lesser men (less poweful men) like inferior species
Women are quite capable of treating lesser women (less powerful women) like inferior species..
The issue here is that of power and powerlessness.. Throughout cricketing history, batsmen have been given more power, they have the benefit of doubt, they have the power to decide when the light is good (thankfully changed now), pitches are made to suit them, ball is changed to suit them, power play is introduced to suit them.
For example, if the BCB were to introduce something like split innings ODIs, you would see the entire cricketing world including ICC take them to task for daring to change the foundations of the game.
CA, BCCI are two of the most powerful boards and they know it.
So when you give someone so much power (whether its men, women, cricket board, batsmen), 9.5 times out of 10, they will abuse it.