Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The New Yorker

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known for her accomplishments in the United States Supreme Court, has died at the age of 86. Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for many women and minorities with her powerful actions against conservatives. She was a scholar, lawyer, judge, justice and a mother with dreams of equality becoming our normality.

Remembering Ginsburg’s Accomplishments

Justice Ginsburg’s life was filled with many struggles that motivated her to keep fighting. She lost her mother, Celia Bader, at a young age. Her mother was her biggest supporter when it came to education. Ginsburg was one of 10 females at Harvard Law in the 1950’s. During this time most people believed women did not deserve a place in higher education. While balancing motherhood and marriage, Ginsburg became the first female member of Harvard Law Review. President Carter nominated her to become a federal judge in 1980. In 1993, President Clinton appointed her a spot to serve as a Justice in the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg continued to use her platform and her career to break gender stereotypes. She embodied what it meant to be fearless.

Ginsburg’s Vision

In a 2011 New York Times article Ginsburg said, “I surely would not be in this room today without the determined efforts of men and women who kept dreams alive, dreams of equal citizenship.”

Ginsburg envisioned a life where “women’s work” and “men’s work” ceased to exist. She believed men and women deserved the right to work or be a stay at home parent without being looked down upon based on gender. She believed assuming stereotypes within families was unconstitutional. In the Weinberger vs Wisenfeld case, Wisenfeld was fighting for benefits to support his child after his wife’s death. Ginsburg fought for his right to the same benefits as it would if he were a widow. Ginsburg won the case. She proved that regardless of gender, everyone deserves equal rights.

Ginsburg’s Impact on the US Today

The world lost a hero on Friday September 18, 2020. Ginsburg represented the power of education, freedom and equality. People all across the country are mourning the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her death serves as a reminder of the importance of voting and practicing civil rights.

Actress Mindy Kaling tweeted, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the kind of scholar and patriot you get excited about explaining to your kids. The kind of person who you say ‘who knows, one day you could be HER’. I hope you rest well, RBG, you must have been tired from changing the world.”

The life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will live on for years.

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