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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) Gone: A Life Well Lived

A feminist who loved, married, became a mother, and single-handedly ruled a male-dominated society that too in the 20th century was a big deal. A woman who opened doors for other women to be successful and make them realize their potential. Dissent was an important aspect of her life. The living legend RBG, Supreme Court Justice passed away at the age of 87.

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In words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” — via The Record 

A feminist who loved, married, became a mother, and single-handedly ruled a male-dominated society that too in the 20th century was a big deal. A woman who opened doors for other women to be successful and make them realize their potential. An idol for many. Dissent was an important aspect of her life. The living legend RBG, Supreme Court Justice passed away at the age of 87. She was suffering from metastatic pancreas cancer. It is a sudden vacuum created in the political environment of America just 49 days before the presidential election. As a lawyer, she was an activist intellectual who brought grace to both roles. Ginsburg was warm-hearted, razor-sharp, and dauntless.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who first rose to national illustriousness as an ACLU lawyer fighting for equal rights for women passed away due to illness. Ruth Bader was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and went to Cornell, where she met Martin Ginsburg. They married and enrolled at Harvard Law School, which had only just begun admitting women. Ginsburg raised their baby, and also cared for Marty, who was diagnosed with cancer, and then she followed him to New York, finishing her law degree at Columbia.
She faced discrimination based on sex at every stage of her career. Tied for first in her class at Columbia, she was unable to get a job practicing law at a New York firm. But, far from being defeated by discrimination, she decided to study it. She began teaching at Rutgers in 1963; in 1969, the year her second child entered nursery school, she was promoted to full professor and began volunteering for the A.C.L.U., where she later headed the Women’s Rights Project. President Clinton nominated Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993.
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Ginsburg has spent her life making things how they should have been. Aside from Thurgood Marshall, no single American has so wholly worked groundbreaking for the cause of equality under the law. Using her gifted mind, acuminate with unshakeable hard work. RBG has used the law, always carefully, for all of those lefts at the margins, for want of a lawyer or a judge with the brilliance and commitment to pull them upward and upfront. As the court became more conservative with time Ginsburg also became more pointed in her dissents.
She argued six landmark cases on gender equality before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning five of them to eliminate legal barriers that held women back in the workplace and civic life. She strategically advanced cases that would establish exemplar for treating men and women equally under the law. Ginsburg won Senate confirmation by a vote of 96 to 3.
A new generation of young women branded Ginsburg “The Notorious RBG” on social media and showed their esteem for her in a various manner. Children dressed up as Ginsburg for Halloween, her face used to appear on tattoos, pillows, and shower curtains. Her story was told in a documentary and a feature film, multiple biographies, and several children’s books.
All her life she strived for better and best President Donald Trump expressed his grieving over her death and described her as an amazing woman who led an amazing life.
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She will always be remembered as a strong liberal voice on issues responsible for the bifurcation of the nation. The entire generation of the female will be indebted to her for her remarkable contribution. In a society that most of the time really mortified the ideals of gender equality and feminism, and there’s this woman who has for decades been using her power in the highest court of the land for good. That’s a really big deal.
Rest in power, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A warrior, a feminist icon, and a hero to so many. Your unwavering commitment to equality changed the world for the better. In a life well and fully lived – she should be celebrated—she brought a crucial change. She will be etched in our memories forever.

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