“I never had an issue with gender.”
Judy Sheindlin rejected several feminist axioms during a Sunday-aired interview with Harvey Levin, inlcuding the framing of sociological differences between men and women as entirely socially constructed and the casting of American society as broadly misogynistic.
Asked if she is a feminist, Sheindlin responded: “I don’t think so.”
“I never had an issue with gender,” said Sheindlin, reflecting on her first year at the Washington College of Law in the early 1960s as the only female student.
Sheindlin also spoke of “innate” differences between men and women:
“I think that there is a difference between men and women as a warrior and a nurturer. … It’s innate.”
Judges without families in courts of family law likely lack necessary life experience to successfully fulfill their duties, added Sheindlin.
Watch a montage of Sheindlin’s comments below.