As the Sotomayor hearings came to a close—rather quietly after all that initial hype—Fox News’ Megyn Kelly blogs at WowOwow on what the moment meant to her as a legal expert and expectant mother. As we quickly found out, the proceedings didn’t deliver on the drama, but Kelly says the lack of theater was not much of an issue for her: “The hearings themselves were a yawn to many but the law geek in me loved them,” she wrote.
WowOwow, which launched just over a year ago, features postings from a number of prominent female writers and other media figures that often focus on women-specific issues. As Kelly points out, the hearings have helped address a major gender discrepancy:
“Law schools have almost as many women as men these days, yet you’d never know that looking at the current court and its ONE female justice. So whether or not I agree with Sotomayor’s approach to judging, I celebrate the ascendancy of another female jurist. It’s good for little girls and for women, not to mention Hispanics.”