#189 - The first black woman on the Supreme Court | Curio

#189 - The first black woman on the Supreme Court

23 mins | Apr 15, 2022

Today's episode from 15th April 2022. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn into the Supreme Court later this year as the first black woman to do so, following a narrow win 53-47. We go inside the whirlwind nomination process and hear about her career thus far, her vocal critics and how her nomination depended on one senator recovering from a stroke in time. Then we end the week by disproving a myth- that middle aged women don't want sex. We hear how many Generation Xers believe it's vital for them- emotionally, physically and culturally. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has risen through America's elite legal ranks to make history by becoming the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court and only the eighth person who is not a white man. It's a milestone that should have happened generations ago and is a massive leap in the right direction toward ending the systematic racism that is prevalent in America. However, not everyone is celebrating; for The Washinton Post, Mike DeBonis and Seung Min Kim report on the aftermath of the result, including the polarised reception in the Senate and Republican opposition due to her "judicial philosophy". It's traditionally thought that a woman's sex drive declines with age, while men's are largely unaffected. This assumption likely arose from the belief that as other things dominate our lives, including caring responsibilities, illness, and work, middle-aged women's sex lives become non-existent on the priority scale. However, as author and podcast host Lorraine Candy discusses in The Guardian - from the health benefits to maintaining intimacy - this couldn't be further from the truth. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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