“one need have no ‘evidence’ beside the fact that she is single and
seems to be lacking in any emotional or relationship history to ask a
question not about her private life but about her public identity.”
I’m speechless and sickened by this. Are women supposed to cry publicly about men they have desired who haven’t desired them back? If a woman doesn’t have a long history of relationships with men does that make her a lesbian? And if she is does that mean she will make a lousy Supreme Court Justice?
Sullivan says she can simply say whether she’s Gay or not. But if she says she’s straight won’t that lead to more questions? Questions no Supreme Court Justice candidate has ever been subjected to or should be.
As a single woman this bothers me. I think it would bother me if I had been married since I was 12! But I’m always hearing people talk about other people–usually single men–and wonder what they say about me when I’m not there. Though I have a long history of relationships I haven’t had one in this decade.