Her posture stands out because for so many women, when they sit, they cross. People tend to mimic each other's body language during a conversation, especially if they're trying to connect with one another. But even when Kagan sits across from Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who has her legs crossed at the knees, Kagan keeps both feet planted firmly on the ground. Her body language will not be bullied into conformity.Yeah, we were taught, strictly, that a woman should cross her legs at the ankles and only at the ankles.
She does not cross her legs at the ankles either, the way so many older women do.
Instead, Kagan sits, in her sensible skirts, with her legs slightly apart, hands draped in her lap.Here's the class picture from my kindergarten, around 1957:
Looks like the girl at the far left has Supreme Court potential. And I don't.
I've displayed that picture before on the blog, back in 2006. From that post:
I think it's cute that they got nearly all the girls to cross our legs at the ankles, which was considered the only proper way for a female to cross her legs.