Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week discussed her experience as a woman trying to break into the law profession during a speech at Georgetown University, where she determined just how many women she thinks should sit on the Supreme Court.
“People ask me sometimes, ‘When do you think it will be enough? When will there be enough women on the court?'” Ginsburg said, according to a video published by “PBS NewsHour.” “And my answer is when there are nine.”
Ginsburg also spoke about the beginning of her law career, when she struggled to attain certain jobs as a woman.
“In those days, in the Southern District, most judges wouldn’t hire women. In the U.S. attorney’s office, women were strictly forbidden in the Criminal Division. There was one woman in the Civil Division,” she said. “And the excuse for not hiring women in the Criminal Division was they have to deal with all these tough types, and women aren’t up to that. And I was amazed. I said, have you seen the lawyers at legal aid who are representing these tough types? They are women.”
And she revealed that things may have worked out a little differently for her if she had “talent.”
“If I had any talent in the world, any talent that God could give me, I would be a great diva,” she said.
Watch the video via PBS:
H/t Huffington Post