That's essentially what George Stephanapoulos asked Justice Sotomayor on today's This Week. Here is a partial transcript:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You also write in your book about some of the sexism you faced even as a prosecutor. Any as a Supreme Court justice or does it go away?
SONIA SOTOMAYOR: It hasn't happened in awhile where someone called me honey. But you know people did when I was on the federal bench below.
STEPHANOPOULOS: On the federal bench?
SOTOMAYOR: Oh, yeah. And I'm sure that the marshall who called me honey thought it was a term of endearment. But I'm equally sure that he would not find a term of endearment or using for a male judge.
STEPHANOPOULOS: And on a Supreme Court dominated for generations by men, she's now one of three female justices. We talked about the difference a woman judge makes, justice makes. Do you think a woman president would make a big difference?
SOTOMAYOR: Oh, probably at least in some little girl's perceptions of herself. And that is important enough.
STEPHANOPOULOS: And you have seen that as a justice?
SOTOMAYOR: I’ve seen it as a justice. I can't tell you the letters I have gotten from children talking about the impression that having me on the court has made on them.
YouTube clip here.