Following the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, feminists had a trying decision to make: support a woman that embodies what they said they wanted out of life (a thriving family and thriving career, and to have a seat at the table [or in this case bench] like never before or, stick with their former mantra of “whatever President Donald Trump wants, we want the opposite.” Sadly, even those formerly firmly in Barrett’s camp, have decided to move toward the latter.
Praise and adulation for Barrett’s incredible career and accomplishments, while raising young children with the help of her husband, have come almost exclusively from the right, but the knife was dug deeper when the newest Supreme Court justice’s sorority, Kappa Delta, followed in the footsteps of The Girl Scouts and retracted their congratulations.
Kappa Delta tweeted one of the most benign congratulations ever to be written when they said, “KD alumna Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. While we do not take a stand on political appointments, we recognize Judge Coney Barrett’s significant accomplishment. We acknowledge our members have a variety of views and a right to their own beliefs.”
Even that, slightest nod, toward a woman who holds a position only 114 other people in this nation’s history, and only 4 other women, have ever done, was immediately met with snarls of suffering from the left (likely due to Barrett’s nomination by Trump and strong moral stance on issues like abortion).
The sorority apologized for so much as acknowledging the appointment, and removed the tweet, apologizing profusely.
“To our sisters and others who were hurt by yesterday’s social media post or subsequent removal, we are deeply sorry,” the sorority said in a statement. “Our approach was disappointing and hurtful to many. We do not intend to enter into a political debate, take a stand on the supreme court nomination, caused division among our sisters, or alienate any of our members. We now understand that was the impact.”
“Earlier this year, we began an intentional journey for the betterment of our organization, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion,” it continued. “Part of this process is recognizing we always need to have a more diverse group at all tables to make decisions in a more holistic, inclusive manner. Going forward, we will.”
“Our mission encourages members to be responsible, engaged citizens who act on issues that are important to them. Your voices help us recognize the impact of our communications and how we can do better moving forward thank you for holding us accountable,” it concluded.
This incredible slight to the nation’s newest high court judge came after a similar experience when The Girl Scouts of America was pressured to take down their congratulations to the newly minted justice:
“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the Girl Scouts stated, sharing an image of the other women who served on the court: Justices Elena Kagen and Sonia Sotomayor; former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
They were castigated quickly, and firmly, with enraged feminists insisting that the Girl Scouts remove the post.
“Girl Scouts, this tweet is really disappointing and won’t age well when access to safe abortion and the healthcare needs of millions of women and girls is gutted in this country because of Barrett’s addition to the court,” left-wing actress/activist Amber Tamblyn tweeted.
They finally caved, taking down the tweet, and apologizing for the feelings that were clearly hurt by their support of one of the most powerful women in the world.
“Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post,” the organization said. “Girl Scouts of the USA is a non-political, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.”
Journalist Megyn Kelly called out the organization for caving so quickly:
“This is pathetic @girlscouts. It’s not ‘partisan’ to generically congratulate the 5th woman ever to join the High Court,” Kelly tweeted. It’s patriotic. Taking your tweet down *is* partisan, however, and a real disappointment.”