I am not even sure I can even form sentences, as I am currently incoherent with rage. Jezebel’s headline is “Women Too Stupid To Stay Thin Are Not Smart Enough For Supreme Court,” and that’s basically it in a nutshell.
They’re covering an excellent article by Paul Campos about criticism leveled at some of the (female) possibilities for potential Supreme Court justices. Namely, that they are fat, or might someday become fat, and therefore should be disqualified.
A (female) Supreme Court justice should not “even border on overweight”:
â€œYou want someone who will serve the longest, i.e. with the greatest remaining life expectancyâ€”and that involves more than simple age. I tried assessing their respective health prospects, and ruled out all who even border on overweight.â€
A (female) Supreme Court justice should be “a hottie”:
(Wardlawâ€™s â€œectomorphitudeâ€ also gets rave reviews at legal gossip site Underneath Their Robes, which describes her as “Heather Locklear in a black robe. This blond Hispanic hottie boasts a fantastic smile and an incredible body, showcased quite nicely by her elegant ensembles.”)
A (female) Supreme Court justice should be fuckable:
So whatâ€™s the real motivation for all the anxiety about the bodies that house two such apparently distinguished legal minds? A glance at the comments at a site such as Abovethelaw.com, which features a number of vicious attacks on Kaganâ€™s appearance, provides one clue. For some men, the only thing more intolerable than the sight of a powerful woman is the sight of a powerful woman they donâ€™t want to sleep with.
Jezebel also asks:
Should we get rid of Ginsburg, too, for being sick with cancer? Or should people with long-term, treatable illnesses be disqualified for public office? Or just vaguely not-skinny women.
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