Judge Judy on Gender Roles and Why She Rejects Modern Feminism

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Posted: Sep 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Judge Judy on Gender Roles and Why She Rejects Modern Feminism

Judge Judy Sheindlin does not think in terms of sex when it comes to success, she told TMZ’s Harvey Levin in the premiere episode of his new series "Objectified" on Fox News. Levin has a connection to the Sheindlin's, having once worked for "The People's Court," which featured Judge Judy's husband Jerry from 1999 and 2001.

Judge Judy, we all know, is a no nonsense judge who tells it like it is in her courtroom. Her commanding presence has graced TV screens since 1996. With all of her success, Levin had to know if she considered herself a feminist. 

"I don't think so," she responded.

Contrary to modern feminist ideology, Sheindlin does not feel that her gender has stymied her career.


“I knew that if I worked hard I could have both – I could have a family, because that was important to me – and I could have a career.

Work hard she did. She became the only woman in her law school class in her first year. Yet, she said she never had an issue with sexism.

That’s not the part that is going to get today’s feminists going. It’s when Levin asked Sheindlin about her role in marriage.

The judge explained that there are core differences between men and women. One is a warrior by nature, the other is a nurturer. She was adamant that those gender roles, at least for her, don’t change with age.

Her sense of nurturing, Sheindlin said, is “innate.” She enjoys being the spouse who keeps the trains running, driving to family events, making lunches, etc.

Sheindlin is an incredibly successful woman, but I’m sure the feminist alarms have just been sounded.