Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Indeed, Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a bad-ass before women were even allowed to be bad-asses.
It seems at best laughable and, at worst inadvertently insulting to this great woman, to be the subject of a post on this blog. Seemingly so stuffed with fluff, DOI – in its flamboyant, funny and, yes, frequently ridiculous way- is about helping women feel fabulous. Feel powerful.
The power of women is something RBG first threw a national spotlight on in 1971. In her first brief to The Supreme Court (in reference to the case of Reed v. Reed), she convinced the all male members of the nation’s highest court that the guarantee of equal protection we, as Americans, enjoy under the 14th Amendment applies to gender as well as race. It was the first time in history a State Law was overturned based solely on gender discrimination.
And then… it was Game On.
Thank you, RBG. Thank you, from all the women who came before you whose bad-assery was shamed and shunned. Thank you, from all of us who come after you and share the privilege of standing on those diminutive, yet bad-ass shoulders.