IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING to only discover about RBG’s existence since this weekend.. yes I just crawled from under a rock, don’t judge 🙅🏻♀️. If you’re with me and didn’t know about her – here’s a quick summary of why we should’ve known about Ruth Bader Ginsburg already.
Ruth was one of nine women in a Harvard class of 500+ men, the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights. AKA the baddest B in town.
“To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That’s what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself, but for one’s community.”
Without RBG our lady friends in the USA wouldn’t have been possible to
- Sign the right to a mortgage without a man
- Prosecute husbands for raping their wives
- Have a bank account without a male co-signer
- The right to have a job indifferent of gender
- Be pregnant and have kids at work
Let that just sink in for 2 seconds… 🤯
And while you ladies and gents out there think you’re hustling thru life. Her mom died of cancer when Ruth was 17 yo. RBG’s husband was diagnosed with cancer when they were both attending Harvard Law School, so RBG attended on behalf of both of them while taking care of their baby daughter in the meantime. RBG also battled cancer herself four times since joining the Supreme Court.