Greg Hengler thinks this video is damning evidence against Sonia Sotomayor. Or something.
That's right--she said that in her experience in the private sector, men often discriminated against women, and she gave them the benefit of the doubt by saying that she thought they did it unconsciously. It's not like unconscious gender bias is an unobserved phenomenon or anything, right?
Let's be clear here--if Sonia Sotomayor came out today and said that in many areas of endeavor, men openly discriminate against women when it comes to hiring and firing as well as promotion, it wouldn't be a controversial statement to anyone with two brain cells to rub together. Women know that firsthand. But that's not what she said, and what's more, she said this even less controversial thing 23 years ago, when it was even more true than it is now, when gender discrimination was more blatant and socially acceptable.