Roundup: Do we need "paycheck fairness"?

Also: Hillary Clinton explains how stoves can save women's lives

Published September 23, 2010 12:01AM (EDT)

  • Christina Hoff Sommers, she of feminist-antagonizing fame, argues that women don't need the "paycheck fairness" bill.
  • And Monica Potts responds: "Sommers dismisses the social influence on women by calling it '1970s-style gender-war feminism' but doesn't seem to understand that we're fighting the same prejudices as we were 40 years ago."
  • The repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" may have been put on hold, but gay rights are slowly but surely advancing in federal courts.
  • The Maine Human Rights Commission rules that Orono Middle School wrongfully discriminated against a male-to-female transgender sixth grader by not letting her use the girls' restroom.
  • Audacia Ray argues that "instead of shutting down Craigslist, the attorneys general should engage in conversations with people who work in the sex industry about how to identify sex trafficking and differentiate it from sex work."
  • Slate's pro-life readers attempt to explain why women aren't prosecuted for illegal abortions.
  • Hillary Clinton says we can save women's lives worldwide with ... stoves.

By Tracy Clark-Flory

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