Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s writings reveal her as an advocate of the extremist feminist notion that any differentiation whatsoever on account of gender should be unconstitutional. Her radical views are made clear in a book called “sex Bias in the U.S. Code,” which she co authored in 1977 with another feminist, Brenda Feigen-Fasteau, for which they were paid with federal funds under Contract No. CR3AK010.
“sex Bias in the U.S. Code,” published by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was the source of the claim widely made in the 1970s that there were 800 federal laws that “discriminate” on account of sex. The 230-page book was written to identify those laws and to recommend the specific changes demanded by the feminist movement in order to conform to the “equality principle,” for which Ms. Ginsburg was the- leading advocate in the Supreme Court gender cases of the 1970s.
Here are some of the extremist concepts from the Ginsburg book: Draft women and give them affirmative action in the military.
“Supporters of the equal rights principle firmly reject draft or combat exemption for women. The need for affirmative action and for transition measures is particularly strong in the uniformed services.” (p.218)
Declare the traditional family obsolete. “It is a prime recommendation of this report that all legislation based on the breadwinning husband [and] dependent, homemaking wife pattern be recast using precise functional description in lieu of gross gender classification.” (p.212)
Legislate federal baby-sitting. “The increasingly common two earner family pattern should impel development of a comprehensive program of government-supported child care.” (p.214)
Federalize no-fault divorce. “Consideration should be given to revision of 38 U.S.C. #101(3) to reflect the trend toward no-fault divorce.” (p. 159) “Retention of a fault concept in provisions referring to separation … is questionable in light of the trend away from fault determinations in the dissolution of marriages.” (pp.214-215)
Restrict any allowance for motherhood to only a few weeks of temporary disability. “The references to ‘maternal’ health or welfare and ‘mothers’ … would be appropriately descriptive only if the programs involved were confined to care for pregnant women and lactating mothers.” (p.212)
Lower the age of consent and eliminate protection for minor girls. “Eliminate the phrase ‘carnal knowledge of any female, not his wife who has not attained the age of 16 years’ and substitute a federal, sex neutral definition of the offense… A person is guilty of an offense if he engages in a sexual act with another person, not his spouse, and … the other person is, in fact, less than 12 years old.” (p. 102) “Current provisions dealing with statutory rape … are discriminatory on their face.” (p.215)
Legalize prostitution. “Prostitution, as a consensual act between adults, is arguably within the zone of privacy.” (p. 97) “There is a growing national movement recommending unqualified decriminalization [of prostitution and the prostitution business) as sound policy.” (pp.215-216)
Don’t protect women from bad men. “The Mann Act. . prohibits the transportation of women and girls for prostitution, debauchery, or any other immoral purpose…. The Mann Act is offensive because of the image of women it perpetuates.” (pp. 98-99)
Sex-integrate the prisons. “If the grand design of such institutions is to prepare inmates for return to the community. then perpetuation of single-sex institutions should be rejected. [We should not] permit consideration of a person’s gender as a factor making a particular institution appropriate or suitable for that person.” (p.101)
Sex-integrate single-sex schools and colleges. “The equal rights principle … requires elimination of sex separation in all public institutions where education and training occur.” (p.101)
Sex-integrate Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. “The Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, Future Farmers of America, Boys’ Clubs of America, Big Brothers of America, and the Naval Sea Cadets Corps, while ostensibly providing ‘separate but equal’ benefits to both sexes, perpetuate stereotyped sex roles [and] should consider a name change to reflect extension of membership to both sexes . [and] should be revised to conform to these changes.” (pp.145-147)
About 750 of the 800 federal laws that allegedly “discriminate” on account of sex merely involve the use of so-called “sexist” words.
Here are a few of the words which Ms. Ginsburg wants removed from federal law, and in parenthesis is the word which she wants substituted as a matter of federal law: manmade (artificial), man, woman (person, human), mankind (humanity), husband, wife (spouse), mother, father (parent), sister, brother (sibling), entryman (enterer), serviceman (servicemember), midshipman (midshipperson), longshoremen (stevedores), watchman (watchperson), duties of seamanship (nautical or seafaring duties), “to man” a vessel (to staff), he or she (he/she), her or him (her/him).