During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, “And to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.”Except that, in Kagan's case, equal opportunity and hard work didn't seem to have mattered that much, did it?
“I'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,” she said. “And if he wasn't as committed as he was to ensuring that there was diversity on the Supreme Court.”
Kagan replied that most of the challenges of being a woman in the legal profession were already overcome by the women who preceded her.
“Well, I feel pretty lucky that I haven’t had to surmount all that many barriers or leap over all that many hurdles that were there because I was a woman,” said Kagan. “And I think that that’s because of the time I came along where a lot of the women who preceded me had done a lot of the hard work to make sure that women and men were evaluated equally and had the same opportunities as each other.”
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Court Of Political Correctness
Really, Ms. Kagan? What would actual feminists say?