Society and Culture

Paycheck Unfairness

“Discrimination is abhorrent, but the Paycheck Fairness Act is not the right fix.” So says today’s Washington Post editorial on the legislation pending in the Senate. The Post’s editorial echoes some of the objections our colleague Christina Hoff Sommers raised last week in her New York Times op-ed on the bill. Sommers says, “The Paycheck Fairness bill would set women against men, empower trial lawyers and activists, perpetuate falsehoods about the status of women in the workplace and create havoc in a precarious job market. It is 1970s-style gender-war feminism for a society that should be celebrating its success in substantially, if not yet completely, overcoming sex-based workplace discrimination.”

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