This is absolutely amazing.
It’s also absolute truth, with such a keen grip on commonsense, it is sure to set off waves of great shrieking and gnashing of teeth on the liberal left.
Let’s face it. The intelligentsia of the left are a wellspring of corrupted, broken logic. They reject hard, proven sciences, like biology, insisting that someone with X and Y chromosomes can suddenly become a woman, with a little makeup, some synthetic hormones, and a lot of expensive cosmetic surgery.
They think intent determines whether something is a developing life or a “clump of cells,” with no redeeming value.
And they’re so afraid of personal responsibility that they use the magical cover of “isms” to draw people into special interest groups.
With all that in mind, this is where I declare Judge Judy Scheindlin the queen of rational thought.
On Tuesday of this week, the TV judge made an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today, and as host Megyn Kelly touted the judge’s 22nd season of her highly popular syndicated show, the notion of feminism came up.
I mean, this is a successful woman. She graduated from New York Law School in 1965 and passed the bar in that same year.
She worked corporate law, at first, then chose to take time off to raise two children. Shortly after, she began working for the family courts, and by 1982, her tough attitude grabbed the attention of then-New York Mayor Ed Koch, who appointed her a criminal court judge. After another four years she was promoted to supervising judge for the Manhattan division of the family court.
What’s more, she’s in the Guinness Book of Records for being the longest serving judge in a courtroom-themed television show, and is listed as the highest paid star on television, earning $47 million annually for 52 days of TV taping, each year.
Now, that’s a sweet gig.
And guess what?
Feminism didn’t do that for her.
“When I was growing up and going to school and being a lawyer and trying to become a judge and becoming a judge and then becoming a supervising judge, I didn’t do it through any organization,” she said. “I think it takes away from your own self-worth, if you say ‘I did it based on the work of a larger group.’”
She likened the situation to having a “large family” as a “safety net.”“It’s nice to have a safety net,” she added, “But if you don’t have your own self-worth, and forge for yourself, that safety net, all it can do is give you the bottom.”
The idea that we rise or fall, based on our own merits and hard work, rather than walking in lockstep with a group is revolutionary in today’s world.
She calls herself an individualist.
“I think that individuals each have within themselves the capacity to be the hero of their own story,” she said. “It doesn’t always have to be a star of a television program to be the hero of your own story. You want be a doctor, a lawyer, an Indian chief. Whatever you want to be, you can be the best at it, be the most recognized in that profession.”
Does that always mean rising to some lofty height?
No, but it shouldn’t have to.
“Be a great family person, be a great parent, be a great child, be a great citizen, be a great volunteer,” she added. “That can make you a hero. That doesn’t take a village. That takes an individual spirit.”
“I think everybody has it in within themselves to do that,” she concluded.
Sheindlin went on to joke that while she gets pushback for that particular belief, she doesn’t listen because she’s old.
She [rightly] believes in the necessity of movements like #MeToo, but no, the insistence of corralling people into tight, exclusive special interest groups, it’s not for her.
I’m glad she’s speaking up about this.
I’ve never called myself a feminist, either. These days, the term conjures up visions of p***y hats, dumb broads in vagina costumes, and shrieking harpies with cotton candy-colored hair and poorly groomed armpits.
I’m just Susan, and I do fine without the “isms,” thank you, very much.