Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shares #MeToo Experience at Cornell

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 shared a personal #MeToo experience from her time at Cornell and voiced support for the movement on Sunday. Ginsburg was attending the Sundance Film Festival for the premier of RBG, a documentary that covers her life and career, according to The Washington Post. During an interview with Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for NPR, Ginsburg recalled that her chemistry instructor at Cornell once gave her a practice exam that she later discovered was the same as the actual exam. “I knew exactly what he wanted in return,” Ginsburg said. “And that’s just one of many examples.”
Despite what Ginsburg described as the dominant “boys will be boys” attitude toward sexual harassment at the time, she did not let this incident go.

MEISEL | Addressing a Canonical Conspiracy

And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead is a documentary about the American Beat poet Bob Kaufman, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Billy Woodberry. It was first released in Portugal last fall, but it will start showing at the MoMA this Friday. Although I haven’t seen it, what I can glean from reviews is that it is an honest attempt to make a substantial, non-fictional account of Kaufman’s life — which was a tough one in many ways. This profound aspect of the film is enough to merit approval, or at the very least, foster significant interest. Bob Kaufman’s poems are unique.