People ask me sometimes, when — when do you think it will it be enough? When will there be enough women on the court? And my answer is when there are nine.Now some will argue that for much of its history the Supreme Court has been all male. And that was because folks did not believe in equality (under the law) and equal opportunity (not outcome). But given we have generally moved away from that kind of thinking, it is unacceptable for a supreme court justice (or any judge for that matter) to think that the court should be all female as it would be unacceptable to say it should be all white. It is statements like that which lead me to question feminism as an ideology. Too many persons who claim such a title say contradictory (in terms of equality) stuff like that. Such as all men are potential rapists, which is technically true in so much as, because there are male rapist any man 'could" be one. Of course that idea falls down under it's logical extension that, since there are male burglars then all men are potential burglars. Same for thefts, murderers, arsonists, etc. In fact anything any human has ever done makes any other human a potential to do that same act. Thus one actually goes by the odds of such behavior. When we do that we see that since 95% of men do not engage in sexual assault, then any man you see on the street is very UNLIKELY to be a rapist. But since many of these statements are never held to account, because apparently it is sexist to do so, they continue to be perpetuated and eventually people who should know better start saying whatever comes to mind because they are on the "right" side of the narrative.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Unfit For The Court
Either one believes in equality and equal opportunity (not outcome) or one does not. If one does not, then one should not find oneself on the seat of the highest court in the US. Ginsberg, who apparently didn't consider that she ought not have alcohol before sitting in the front row of the State Of The Union address, has said: