One might think it was purely an honor, but it can be brutal. Especially for women. Sexism may generally be more subtle now, but not always. In this discussion of her new book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, co-author Hannah Brenner Johnson reveals virtually unknown history of women nominees. Including what Nixon really said about his pretend nominee. Herbert Hoover’s choice was destroyed by a whisper campaign about her sexual orientation. It goes on. RBG changed the discussion and Biden’s nominee will certainly move the needle of continuing racism and sexism.

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