then she goes into a jazzy part

Posted: November 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

ruth bader ginsburg & gloria steinem courtesy of ny times

from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gloria Steinem on the Unending Fight for Women’s Rights”:

GS: I think Ruth is better at getting along with people with whom we profoundly disagree. I feel invisible in their presence because I’m being treated as invisible. But what we want in the future will only happen if we do it every day. So, kindness matters enormously. And empathy. Finding some point of connection.

RBG: Sometimes not listening helps, too. Do you know about this opera “Scalia/Ginsburg” by a talented musician who went to law school? Scalia’s opening aria is: “The Justices are blind. How can they possibly spout this? The Constitution says nothing about this.” And I answer: “You are searching in vain for a bright-line solution for a problem that isn’t so easy to solve. But the beautiful thing about our Constitution is that, like our society, it can evolve.” Then she goes into a jazzy part. Let it grow.

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