Book report: We’ve all come a long way, thanks to Justice Ginsburg

Reposting in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. May her memory be a blessing.

Lorie Smith Schaefer

51ko3byryDL._SX260_Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgis my hero. And if you’ve seen me in the last week or so, I’ve probably mentioned Notorious RBGas an enlightening, inspiring, and very readable book. The authors, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, made it a pleasure getting to know this intelligent, forthright, hardworking woman who has fought against stereotype and injustice for her entire career.

Young Ruth had doors slammed in her face. Repeatedly. She was once fired for being pregnant. While at Harvard Law School as a young wife and mother, she and the other female students had to repeatedly justify the slots that they’d “taken away” from males. Furthermore, there were “small” slights such as no women’s restrooms in the building and not being allowed into the library’s reading room. Nevertheless, she persisted.

After Ginsburg transferred to Columbia Law School, she graduated tied for first in her class. Still, no firm…

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