Supreme Court Justice and feminist hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg threw her full support behind the crucial #MeToo movement one day before the U.S. Senate hearing about sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee and rapist Brett Kavanaugh.
Speaking to the first-year law students for Georgetown University, Ginsburg explained that she was strongly “cheered on” by the heroic #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault across the world, Reuters reported.
“Every woman of my vintage has not just one story but many stories, but we thought there was nothing you could do about it – boys will be boys – so just find a way to get out of it,” said the 85-year-old Wednesday.
Ginsburg then commended the momentum of the nationwide movement, which is a precedent for others fighting sexual harassment in countless industries.
“So it was one complaint and then one after another the complaints mounted,” Justice Ginsburg continued, reported Reuters. “So women nowadays are not silent about bad behavior.”
The news agency also noted that Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not mention Brett Kavanaugh by name at the event nor any of the women who were sexually assaulted by him.