Monday, September 29, 2014

What is Justice Ginsburg's message to young feminists? They should care care that the Constitution lacks an Equal Rights Amendment and makes no express statement about the equal citizenship stature of men and women

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed concerns about a worst-case scenario–the overruling of Roe v. Wade–and the lack of support for the Equal Rights Amendment in an interview published on Sunday. . . .Ginsburg was also asked about her message to a new generation of feminists who look to her as a role model. In her answer, she said women should work for things they care about and expressed concern that young women don’t seem to care that the Constitution lacks an Equal Rights Amendment, something she and many other young women supported in the 1970s.
“One thing that concerns me,” Ginsburg said, “is that today’s young women don’t seem to care that we have a fundamental instrument of government that makes no express statement about the equal citizenship stature of men and women. They know there are no closed doors anymore, and they may take for granted the rights that they have.”
Rosen also asked Ginsburg to name the worst ruling the current court has produced. Ginsburg responded: “If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be. So that’s number one on my list.”" More.


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