I seem to be in a small minority among my friends in being delighted that Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed as a Justice of the Supreme Court. That doesn’t surprise me. I’m a feminist in my thirties (okay, let’s be honest, pushing forty, but don’t tell anyone) and until I got with my partner I worked’ I worked in areas where the usual political views were of the leftist variety.  I think the example set by Justice Barrett is marvelous. I wish, when I was a little girl or an adolescent, there had been someone like her to whom I could look up.

Amy Coney Barrett did it without sacrificing her womanhood. She did not do what so many career women have had to do, which is to choose a predominantly male way (job first) over her kids. Not only did she adopt two black orphans, she has a Downes syndrome child whom she chose not to abort. What’s not to like? You’d have thought that feminists everywhere would be throwing their bras over the windmill (no, don’t go there, a lady never tells), so why the hoo-hah? It’s that last bit. She didn’t have an abortion. Not only that, she is an actual practising Catholic, not a Pelsoian/Biden Catholic (that is one who wants the vote but not the faith).

I am sickened by the reaction of some of my “sisters” to Judge Barratt. She’s the “wrong sort” of woman. Only women, and for that matter ethnic minorities, with the “right” (that is the “left”) view should be promoted. To me, that’s the epitome of intolerance. The showing the left is making at this time makes me fearful. Orwell’s 1984 was supposed to be a warning, not a blueprint.

I am not a lawyer. What I know of Judge Barrett is what I saw on the news – a poised, super-intelligent (and yes, beautiful) woman dealing with second and third-rate politicos the way a fly swatter deals with the fly. The spectacle of “lazy Masie” asking her about whether she’d ever sexually assaulted anyone was one of the most crass pieces of questioning ever seen; how can that Senator look anyone in the eye after that? But they could not lay a finger on her – or hold a candle to her. Amy Coney Barrett went through all that because she believes in her country and the rule of law.

I know that here I am preaching to the choir, but at home, well, I might as well get my handmaid’s dress and bonnet out – I am sure my other half will approve. In the meantime, God bless Justice Coney Barrett and God bless America!

About JessicaHoff
Church of England. Survivor. Grateful. Rabid feminist lefty, according to some, wishy-washy liberal according to me.

28 Responses to ACB

  1. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    Thanks, Jess (if I can call you Jess).

    I give Amy Coney Barrett her dues for dealing with a plethora of stupid questions from the Supreme Court, many of its denizens being supreme idiots. I’m the sort of conservative who doesn’t care about the sex of the person nominated, just that whoever is picked is good enough for the job. I also don’t care about what she does in her personal time, who she adopted and her family life, only about what she does with the responsibility she now has. The left cares, sure, because they like to have something they can niggle at but I’m sure that American conservatives only care that they have a Republican in the Court and that she does a good job. Anything else is for the birds.

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    • audremyers says:

      It’s not that ACB is Republican, it’s that she’s a Constitutionalist. First. Apply it as it was written, not as you’d like it to be. That’s all most Americans ask. In America, it’s the Bible first – and then the Constitution of the United States.

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    • JessicaHof says:

      Of course you can call me Jess 😊 I agree, what matters is the quality of the talent. What amazes me is the blatant hypocrisy of leftist feminists.

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      • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

        Tina, my much better other half, used to be a feminist but at a time when women’s rights still mattered. Nowadays, women have as much as they want and yet the militant feminists are still screaming out for more. Tina despairs of much of her sex and it’s no wonder. If misogyny is on the rise, it’s because of the hardcore feminists and one thing I can tell you from experience is that these people hate proper women more than anybody else.

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        • JessicaHof says:

          Like Tina, I am a feminist, but for me that means that we, as women, don’t have artificial barriers in the way. That, for me, includes not being told that being a homemaker isn’t a valid option!

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    • Alys Williams says:

      I agree Pontiac, I’m glad ACB has been confirmed too but not because she is a woman but because she will be a terrific addition to the Supreme Court.

      Liked by 3 people

  2. audremyers says:

    Great article! She is, indeed, a fine woman and what a role model for her own children, as well as children everywhere.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. the unit says:

    Another comment I’ve seen posted several times is to tell leftist friends (?) to ” Grin and Barrett.” 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

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