I'm sure you have heard the news that the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away September 18, 2020.
Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., at the age of 87, from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Her death has been a nation wide loss.
Ginsburg was a feminist icon in the Supreme Court. She has touched the lives of so many people worldwide by her incredible strength. She fought for women's rights, gender equality and defied the social conventions. Her legal legacy is also incredibly impressive.
She was quite radical with her views. She wanted to change the socially accepted vission of what men's and women's roles were and how the were defined. She wanted to completely destroy the idea of a man's job and a woman's job. She was the top women's right lawyer of her time and brought her passion into the Supreme Court with her.
But not only has she fought for women rights, she fought for gender rights, including men's. Click here to learn more!
She applied to Harvard Law School and was one of only nine women who were accepted in their class of more than 550. Not only did she go to law school, she was a mother and a wife to a sick husband at the time. She proved that you can do it, you can manage your own personal struggles and an education.
She went to Sweden to take a legal study after her graduation and was great inspired by the women there who were feminists. Women in Sweden were working and living their life to its fullest, even then.
She was a law professor and a leader of ACLU Project, she took many big and crucial cases focused around gender equality.
All in all she inspired so many and created real change.
"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice."
Ginsburg dedicated this next statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
This is where her death becomes political.
Her death not only touches our nation emotionally but politically as well. Her replacement will most likely define many of the desicions and outcomes of cases in the Supreme Court. Political tensions are extremely high right now and our country is at stake.
We must always remember her and her legacy. She has done remarkable things for this country.
Here is to a feminist, a fighter, a lawyer, a Supreme Court Justice, and an incredible women.
More videos I recommend watching!
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