Sisterhood Is Not Powerful if a Sister’s “Morality” Endangers People’s Lives

“I’ve been having terrifying, recurring dreams. Nightmares, really. In one, a woman died. Let’s call her Ruth. …

“No matter what, this Ruth, a victim of four cancers, had to be alive and kicking, true to her Brooklyn nickname, Kiki, until at least January 20, 2021—Inauguration Day. … Only after that date would her seat be vacant.”

Media Invited Primarily White, Male Guests to Discuss Ginsburg’s Death and Supreme Court’s Future

From September 18, the day Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, through September 29, weekday cable news hosted overwhelmingly white and primarily male guests to discuss her legacy and President Donald Trump’s September 26 nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. 76% of the guests on weekday cable news were white and 62% were men.

Trump’s Amy Coney Barrett Pick for Supreme Court Might Backfire, Analysts Say

Trump’s commitment to picking a woman appears political: Trump’s administration has been criticized for being male-dominated, and his support is dwindling with women voters. That includes white women, who played a key role in his 2016 victory. Picking Amy Coney Barrett is likely an effort to bring them back into the fold.

But when it comes to winning over voters, analysts agreed the strategy appears at the very least ineffective—and potentially counterproductive.