So I wanted to write an article celebrating the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg- the woman who was a ground-breaking lawyer, a feminist, wife and mother.
Upon her death, the world has mourned over the loss and many hope to continue on her legacy of feminism and justice.
She was born on 15 March 1933 (born on my birthday! Woop! So can I become a lawyer? Lol. Pisces tings. We are great lol).
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American jurist. She was considered a cautious jurist (a lawyer/judge) and a moderate judge.
She was married to Martin D. Ginsburg, an American tax lawyer, who died in 2010. Mrs Ginsburg publicly said how she loved and valued her husband. And was so grateful to him for supporting her dreams of becoming a lawyer, and supporting her throughout her career. He seems they were a great love story, and both parties had mutual love and respect for each other. Something I think the younger generation can learn from about how to have relationships and be married.
She is of Jewish descent but believed to be a non-observant Jew.
She attended Cornell, Harvard and Colombia University, and has been a lecturer of law too. She had a child, when she enrolled in Harvard university, where she one of 9 women, in a school of 500 men.
In her career as a lawyer, Ruth Ginsburg was a strong advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. Can I get an Amen! How wonderful is that. Hopefully, more can follow in her footsteps, men and women alike.
Even American popular culture recognised her for her passionate dissents (disagreements) in numerous cases, seen by many to reflect paradigmatically liberal views of the law. Funnily enough, she was dubbed “The Notorious R.B.G”.
In 1980, Ginsburg was nominated by then US President Jimmy Carter to sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of the Colombia Circuit. Her position there ended in in 1933 due to her promotion to the United States Supreme Court.
After such honourable work, the public now feel fear on who current American president Donald Trump is going to appoint in Ruth’s stead.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in her home in Washington D.C., aged 87, on September 18th 2020 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Great quotes from the top lawyer:
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”
“You can’t have it all, all at once. Who—man or woman—has it all, all at once? Over my lifespan I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time things were rough. And if you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it.”
“I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman’s equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.”