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“When I’m sometimes asked ‘When will there be enough (women on the Supreme Court)?’ and my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“They have never been a 13-year-old girl.” — After her male colleagues appeared indifferent about a girl’s strip-search by school administrators. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“We are a nation made strong by people like you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“It helps sometimes to be a little deaf (in marriage and in) every workplace, including the good job I have now.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Dissents speak to a future age. It’s not simply to say, ‘My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.’ But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that’s the dissenter’s hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“This is something central to a woman’s life, to her dignity. It’s a decision that she must make for herself. And when government controls that decision for her, she’s being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“We are at last beginning to relegate to the history books the idea of the token woman.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I wanted to give Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme court, her place on my blog. She passed this week. May she rest in peace.
Until next time…