Though she spoke at length about how woman justices are perceived through the lens of gender, a few brief quotes illustrate her display of support for Sotomayor:
Q: Now that Judge Sotomayor has been nominated, how do you feel about [how long it has taken to see another woman nominated to the Supreme Court]?
JUSTICE GINSBURG: I feel great that I don’t have to be the lone woman around this place.
Q: It seemed to me that male judges do […] abrasive things all the time, and it goes unremarked.
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the notion that Sonia is an aggressive questioner — what else is new? Has anybody watched Scalia or Breyer up on the bench?
Q: She’ll fit right in?
JUSTICE GINSBURG: She’ll hold her own.
Q: What do you think about Judge Sotomayor’s frank remarks that she is a product of affirmative action?
JUSTICE GINSBURG: So am I. […]
Thank you, Justice Ginsburg! In a world plagued by the glamorization of catty infighting and pointlessly vicious competition among women, this interview is a breath of fresh air.