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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Perfect Response When Asked About Women On The Supreme Court

02/07/2015 01:20 pm ET | Updated Feb 07, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dropped a truth bomb during a discussion at Georgetown University earlier this week.

The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who has attained somewhat of a cult following for her stance on gender equality, told a gathering of law students Wednesday that people often ask her when she thinks there will be enough women on the court.

"And my answer is when there are nine," she said, as if the question even needed to be asked.

Ginsburg also spoke about the difficulties she faced attaining a job in the legal field.

"In those days, in the Southern District, most judges wouldn’t hire women. In the U.S. attorney’s office, women were strictly forbidden in the Criminal Division. There was one woman in the Civil Division," she said.

"And the excuse for not hiring women in the Criminal Division was they have to deal with all these tough types, and women aren’t up to that. And I was amazed," she added. "I said, have you seen the lawyers at legal aid who are representing these tough types? They’re all women."

In what is sure to further her "Notorious RBG" status, the justice later also delivered this gem of a quote: "If I had any talent in the world, any talent that God could give me, I would be a great diva."

Watch a video of her remarks above.

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