Published: Tue, January 23, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'For so long, women were silent'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'For so long, women were silent'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington on July 31, 2014.

Ginsburg recounted the story in a roughly 90-minute discussion with Totenberg that touched on the 84-year-old justice's experiences with sexual misconduct and her reaction to the #MeToo movement, as well as her career as a women's rights advocate and her future on the high court.

Back then, the set of available options for women on the receiving end of sexual harassment was limited.

"I am taking a chemistry course at Cornell and my instructor said, because I was uncertain about my ability, he said, 'I'll give you a practice exam.' So he gave me a practice exam".

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Ginsburg recalled that it happened with a teacher who offered to give her a practical exam, which turned out to be the real exam.

Ginsburg's statement that she intends to stick around through 2020 is a pretty clear message to conservatives that if they want to be sure to have their way with the Constitution they'd better hang onto the White House and the Senate in the 2020 elections.

"I went to his office and I said, 'How dare you?"

Ginsburg isn't anxious that the #MeToo movement might cause a backlash against women. "You have a husband with a good paying job in NY".

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Per Vanity Fair, Justice Ginsburg is an ardent supporter of the #MeToo movement.

In the same interview, the judge expressed her support for the #MeToo movement, saying that it is a good initiative because now the law is on the side of women or men who experienced the harassment.

The women at the Newark, NJ, university filed an Equal Pay Act complaint and eventually the school settled. Me as a woman Him as a man. "So far, its been great", Ginsburg said.

After a temporary injunction was issued against Columbia, it "decided they didn't really have to lay off anyone", she said.

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Ginsburg said she deliberately made two mistakes on the exam. "When I see women appearing everywhere in numbers I am less anxious about that". She is revered in popular culture and said she enjoyed actress Kate McKinnon's portrayal of her on Saturday Night Live. When asked how much longer she'll stay on the job, she assured the audience, "as long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here".

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