The Supreme Court’s recent decisions have been depressing and disturbing, to say the least, especially when it comes to reproductive rights. But why not laugh
instead of after you cry? In this Funny or Die exclusive “Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed” video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the old boys’ club of the court, as the male justices try to keep the ladies our of their blanket fort. The amazing Martha Plimpton (of Feministing Five fame) stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
You may have noticed that the Supreme Court has been getting all up in people’s business, when it comes to contraceptives. Interestingly enough, the male Supreme Court justices are especially comfortable legislating ovaries, which is particularly ironic for the more conservative jurists who favor a small government, just small enough, I suppose, to fit comfortably in a uterus. In the infamous Hobby Lobby case, for example, five male judges were fine with telling women that their bosses could decide whether they were entitled to birth control, thank you very much, while the three female justices, and Justice Breyer, didn’t think that was such a good idea. In Wheaton College v. Burwell, it was even more divided by gender: the three female justices ruled that the evangelical Protestant college did not have the right to deny coverage for contraception; the six male judges disagreed.
Transcript available here.
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Katie Halper writes and films and standups.