Ruth Bader Ginsburg on #MeToo: 'It's about time'
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg weighed in on the #MeToo movement, saying, “I think it’s about time.”

Ginsburg was asked about the movement, which rose to the forefront of public conversation as prominent men in politics and the entertainment industry were accused of sexual misconduct, during a panel at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Deadline reported.


“For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could about it. But now the law is on the side of women or men who encounter harassment, and that’s a big thing,” Ginsburg said, according to Deadline.

The justice said that, earlier in her career, women knew “what sexual harassment [was], though we didn’t have a name for it then.”

“The attitude towards sexual harassment was 'get past it, boys will be boys.' This was not considered anything you could do anything about, that the law could do anything about,” Ginsburg continued.

She said that the movement has “been great” so far and that “when I see women appearing everywhere in numbers I am less worried about that.”

“Let’s see where it goes,” she added.

Ginsburg has been a vocal proponent for women’s rights, calling herself a “flaming feminist litigator” last year.