Thursday, February 22, 2007


Every small victory...

Women are still behind men in what they get paid for the same work. The average working woman still gets paid less than 80% of what the average working man does. But not at Wimbledon, not any more:

It has been a long time coming — 39 years, to be exact — but women’s tennis players will receive equal prize money to the men at Wimbledon this year. Under increasing pressure from women’s stars like Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova and from society at large, the club announced on Thursday that it would put an end to a practice that had proved ever more divisive.

OK, now that Wimbledon's done it, we need others to follow. Like, oh, say, Wal*Mart?

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