French Tennis Player Says Men Deserve To Be Paid More Than Women

  • French tennis player Gilles Simon recently said male players should be paid more than females at Grand Slam tennis events. When there was pushback against his remarks, he only dug the hole deeper, saying, “My point was that I have the feeling that men’s tennis is actually more interesting than women’s tennis. As in any business or anything, you just have to be paid just about that. It’s not because we play five sets and they are playing three.” Not surprisingly, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova both vehemently disagree. What do you think about his remarks? (I’m not going to pretend to know much about professional tennis here.) [ESPN, Sports Illustrated]
  • An appeals court has struck down a regulation that would have required “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are often run by anti-abortion advocates, are located near abortion clinics, and exist primarily to dissuade pregnant women from having abortions, to post health disclaimers. The Montgomery City Council in Maryland had said the CPCs needed to make declarations that they did not have licensed medical professionals on staff and also encourage women to find a “licensed health care provider.” A similar victory for CPCs in Baltimore happened yesterday as well. [Washington Post]
  • The Air Force is mulling over the idea of using only women to train female recruits. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • New Jersey’s state senate has taken a big step towards reversing family planning cuts. [Ms. Magazine]
  • A YMCA is offering women-only swim hours for Muslim women. [KPBS]
  • Six things no one will ever say to a man. [Thought Catalog]


  • An anti-violence campaign in the UK said that the organizing committee for the 2012 Olympic Games in London have not been appropriately helpful on raising awareness about a potential spike in violence during the games. [Guardian UK]
  • A group in Calgary, Canada, is pushing back against a bishop who has said that vaccinating girls against HPV would promote promiscuity. [National Post]
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