Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Scalia on women and discrimination

Right wingers never cease to amaze me especially the ones who get in powerful positions like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who has just stated in an interview that women have no Constitutional right to not be discriminated against.

Just for the record, here's what the 14th Amendment says-- "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Which tells me that Scalia does not see women as being persons. If not, then what are we? I think I probably don't want to know his opinion on that! Perhaps the problem comes out of women being created out of Adam's rib and hence always the lesser sex-- if you believe that about the rib anyway.

And this is the most intelligent man on the court according to some? Interesting...

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