I want an Elena Kagan t-shirt

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity.

(Cross-posted from my personal blog.)

It should be no surprise that I am thrilled – nay, bubbling over with effervescent happiness – that Elena Kagan was confirmed today to the U.S. Supreme Court. As of her swearing in on Saturday, the U.S. Supreme Court will, for the first time, consist of 33% women (well, technically, 33.3%).

As a rule, I wear very few shirts with words or logos on them, but I gleefully make an exception for Elena Kagan and/or the womaniest Supreme Court in history. What’s your suggestion for a t-shirt, hoody, bag, or other declaration of support for Elena Kagan and our shiny new Supreme Court? “Elena Kagan Rules” in stark white caps on a black babydoll is a good start. And can I get one in time for the Linux Storage and File Systems workshop on Sunday?

6 thoughts on “I want an Elena Kagan t-shirt

    1. I suspect your browser isn’t rendering the overline on the last 3 in 33.3%. With the bar above the 3 to indicate that it repeats endlessly, it is exactly mathematically equivalent to 1/3. Or 3/9. Or 0.3 with a bar over the 3. 33% just felt like the most tangible or everyday way of expressing the proportion of women on the court, but since I’m on the Intertubes, I knew someone was going to correct me that it’s not exactly 33%. Hence the mathematical note. And it still didn’t work!

      1. Now that you point it out, my browser does render the line but it’s floating so high above the 3 that I didn’t notice it! Dunno about Kim’s browser.

  1. Our President of the United States had a great couple of months;

    1. Financial reformed passed, thanks to “Tea Party Approved” Senator Scott Brown (R-MA)
    2. AZ SB1070 (written by Neo Nazi lover, Russell Pearce and private prison giant Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) lover, Jan Brewer, both “Tea Party Approved” ) fails in court when legally challenged.
    3. CA Prop 8 (financially supported by San Diego businessman Terry Caster, owner of A-1 Self Storage, Company, San Diego businessman Doug Manchester owner Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Grand del Mar, Church of Latter Day Saint (LDS/ Mormons), Catholic Church, both “Tea Party Approved”) fails in court when legally challenged, the judge appointed by Ronald Reagan.
    4. Elena Kagan Confirmed to Supreme Court, (63 to 37, with the help of Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Judd Gregg, and Richard Lugar, could they all be “Tea Party Approved”? I wonder.
    5. Another Birther lawsuit (Captain Pamela Barnett, V. Barack Obama) and “Tea Party Approved”, was dismissed.

    Happy Birthday Mr. President, even though belated, keep going, you are doing great and I am personally enjoy that the so called “Tea Party” is taking it so well. Love it.

  2. Mixed feelings. I’m very glad to a step towards gender balance in the Court. I mildly dislike seeing a reduction in educational diversity. I really don’t like having a Justice who supports discrimination based on marital status, so I’ll pass on the t-shirt (but hope you find one that helps you express yourself fully!)

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