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The Hill: Mandatory ‘woman quotas’ undermine Justice Ginsburg’s fight for equality

February 10, 2020 I By ANASTASIA BODEN

In the opening scene of the documentary “RBG,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously quotes abolitionist-feminist Sarah Grimke. “I ask no favor for my sex,” she says. “All I ask of my brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” Sadly, this view of equality is falling out of vogue. 

To some advocates, the government must not only provide equal opportunity for women; it must forcibly ensure that women are hired in equal numbers to men. They therefore propose mandatory “woman quotas,” which require businesses to hire a certain percentage of women or face fines. 

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