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The OG Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Spoke About #MeToo

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is way ahead of the times. As an 84 year-old on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg thinks “it’s about time” for the #MeToo movement. Speaking to NPR ahead of the debut of the RBG documentary, Ginsburg mentioned the promise behind the movement.

According to Deadline, Ginsburg said, “for so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could about it, but now the law is on the side of women or men who encounter harassment, and that’s big thing.”

As the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court and oldest active member, Ginsburg is no stranger to sexual harassment in the workplace: “every woman of my vintage knows what sexual harassment is, although we didn’t have a name for it.”

At one point, she recalled a time in the 1950s when a professor made her uncomfortable. He offered to give her a “practice exam” which was the same as the actual test, giving her all the answers. “I knew exactly what he wanted in return,” Ginsburg said. “And that’s just one of many examples.”

CNN also reported that Ginsburg is not primarily concerned about the backlash growing against the women’s movement: “So far it’s been great. When I see women appearing everywhere in numbers I am less worried about that.”

[via Cosmopolitan]

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