Ruth Bader Ginsburg says #MeToo is here to stay

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"I think it was hard for Hillary Clinton to get by the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no men would have been criticized", Ginsburg said.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doubled down on comments she made past year that sexism "no doubt" played a role in Hillary Clinton's 2016 election defeat.

Doubling down on previous comments that sexism played a role in Clinton's election defeat, Ginsburg said that the female Democratic candidate faced a certain kind of scrutiny that her male counterpart did not.

Last month she said her #MeToo story was when a Cornell instructor gave her what he said was a practice exam but when she took the real test the following day, she realized it was identical to the one he had given her.

"Why am I seen as such a divisive figure and, say, Joe Biden and John Kerry aren't?..."

"I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did".

Ginsburg, 84, spoke with Harlow in a wide-ranging and sometimes personal dialogue that touched on her own experiences of sexism, the 2016 presidential campaign, and the Equal Rights Amendment, for which Ginsburg is a vocal proponent.