For John, BLUF: I don't recall my Mother needing this kind of "protection" from the real world. She was active and engaged. Ditto my wife. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From a Harvard Crimson Report.
A blog post, yesterday, by Law Professor Ann Althouse.
Here is the key point:
Terrifying to see a person accused of a serious crime? Kavanaugh's temperament is being questioned, but what about the temperament of these potential lawyers? Do they not feel called to deal with the difficult world of legal problems? This made me think about one of the most reviled Supreme Court cases, Bradwell v. Illinois, which allowed the state to bar women from the practice of law, back in 1873. rom the concurring opinion of Justice Bradley:Back in the old days, back before the earth started to cool, so it could warm again, we used to use the expression "man up". We need a similar expression for today, one that calls for all People, men and women, to have the courage of their convictions, to move beyond their feeling to the place where their intellect informs them as to right and wrong, and what to do about it.The natural and proper timidity and delicacy which belongs to the female sex evidently unfits it for many of the occupations of civil life....Why don't activist, feminist women aspire to strength? Promoting the timidity and delicacy of women and running to the authorities with specious, backhanded complaints — what lowly, destructive activism!
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff