Gender matters

On CNN’s website coverage of Sonia Sotomayor, under the heading Controversial statements, they quote her saying, “Our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.” I’ve heard over and over again discussions in the media today about whether gender matters in judicial decisions.

We know, of course, that gender does matter. In fact, it is pretty baffling to me that some people argue that it doesn’t. Or that this is a “controversial statement” as opposed to a simple statement of fact. Anyhow, an interesting day of gender in the news.

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