ACLU Edits Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote to Erase the Word 'Women' and All Female Pronouns


The American Civil Liberties Union is facing backlash on social media after editing a Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote to remove the word “women” — the gender she dedicated her life to defending.

Many pointed out that the organization had, quite literally, erased women.

The ACLU quoted Ginsburg as saying, “the decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a [person’s] life, to [their] wellbeing and dignity… When the government controls that decision for [people], [they are] being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for [their] own choices.”

The quote is from Ginsburg’s written response to senators during her 1993 confirmation hearing.

What the late justice actually said was, “the decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.”

Greg Scott, senior vice president of communications at the pro-life Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), pointed to the tweet and said, “the ACLU literally erasing women.”

Even admirers of RBG were outraged by the misquotation.

Some noted that it felt as though the word “woman” was being turned into a “dirty word.”

Conservative comedian and political commentator Tim Young wrote, “RBG is one of the most admired WOMEN in the history of American politics… and you erased the word ‘woman’ from her own quote… You guys are literally trash.”

The ACLU has not responded to the criticism.

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5 responses to “ACLU Edits Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote to Erase the Word ‘Women’ and All Female Pronouns”

  1. Devilsgun says:

    Even “Herstory” will be rewritten if the Wokies get their way

    Guess it’ll be “Xirstory” or some other bullshit Wokeism henceforth

  2. prcntm says:

    If we are allowed to erase history, we can’t learn from it.

    We always joke about how Orwellian this world is becoming, but the fact is it’s not a joke. The internet has given us the power to literally edit the past. Now, instead of printed material, which would have to be recalled and redistributed should they want to make a change to benefit one side or the other, we have webpages, which can be edited at will with very little effort.

    Scarier still is this drive and push toward services that don’t allow you to maintain a physical copy of things (“You’ll own nothing and like it”). My most anecdotal example of this is The Mandalorian from Disney+. In one of the episodes, if you look at the right part of the screen at the right time, you can see the arm and leg of a stage hand exposed in the background. 10 years ago this would have been a funny post production mistake. Something future generations could laugh at while watching the show. But since it was released in digital format without a physical copy equivalent, instead the post production crew was able to go in after it was noticed by fans and digitally edit out the stage hand. Now, even if it’s released in a physical format, that mistake will never be allowed to exist.

    We’ve given our very perception of history over to individuals and groups that have every reason to change it for their own benefit. You want a reason there has been such a drastic shift toward Authoritarianism in the past 5 or 10 years? The internet has quite literally changed how we perceive the past and made it look like Authoritarianism is the only way forward.

  3. Phantomcode says:

    You can be what you want but don’t force your crap on everyone else. Mind your own business and stay to yourself. No one cares you transitioned, good for you but leave the rest of us alone. These people behind this movement are mentally unwell.