Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects on the #MeToo Movement: 'It's About Time'


"The child was what his teachers called "hyperactive" and I called "lively", Ginsburg said, but what bothered her more was the school's apparent impression that she was her son's sole parent.

At the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Justice Ginsburg had this to say about the #MeToo movement: "It's about time". She was in Utah for the premiere of "RBG", a new documentary about her life that was co-produced by CNN. When asked if she is expecting a backlash against the campaign, she said that time will tell what happens. He gave her what he said was a practice exam.

"My instructor said. 'I'll give you a practice exam, '" Ginsburg said.

When Ginsburg went to class the next day, she discovered that the professor had actually just slipped her an advance copy of the real test.

Ginsburg said she deliberately made two mistakes on the exam.

"'How dare you? How dare you do this?'" she recalled demanding of the instructor.

Ginsburg, who worked as a women's rights attorney before being appointed to the nation's high court, said she later went to the professor's office and confronted him, telling him: "How dare you do this?" "And that was the end of that".

Ginsburg supported the #MeToo movement in the interview. "This was not considered anything you could do anything about, that the law could do anything about", Ginsburg added.

If only we knew the context in which she pulled out the 'Ginsburged'. Ginsburg then shared an incident that occurred in the 1950s when she was a student at Cornell University. "You have a husband with a good paying job in NY". Ginsburg particularly enjoys her character's catchphrase: "You just got Gins-burned". "When I see women appearing every place in numbers, I'm less anxious about a backlash than I might have been 20 years ago".

She did not accept it as the final word, instead teaming up with other female academics at Rutgers to file an Equal Pay Act complaint, which the university eventually settled. She recently signaled that she wants to remain at least through 2020 by hiring law clerks for at least two more terms.

"My colleagues are judiciously silent about the 'notorious RBG, '" she said, referring to the nickname that's given her internet meme notoriety.

"I think it's about time". 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".