Ruth BAEder Ginsburg

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Today is the last day of March which means it is the last day of Women’s History Month. 💪🏼I personally think EVERYDAY should be a day where we recognize how far women have come to gain social justice. It does not have to be a “National” whatever. Instead, it should be common knowledge and routine in our daily lives to truly appreciate that women are starting to be given equal opportunities... I take that back. We have not been given, we have fought, cried, all for ourselves and future generations to live in an accepting environment. 🌎🌍🌏

One women who has truly been a trailblazer for ALL women is Ruth Bader Ginsburg 😱😱 For those of you who do not know, she is the second ever female Supreme Court justice. 😃

Her story is one that will inspire everyone if it hasn’t already to go out and make a difference because YOU CAN!!!👏👏👏 Your background does not define you or what you’re capable of.🗣

Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933 where she would go on to do A LOT of firsts for women. 👋👋

Growing up, Ginsburg was a part of a low-income Family. Her mother would be one of the most influential figures in her life. 👑Although her mom, did not go to college herself, she worked extremely hard to see Ruth and her son go to college🎒. Unfortunately, Ruth’s mom died the day before her graduation after she lost her fight against cancer. 😪

Despite that major setback, Ginsburg graduated from Cornell University and married Martin D. Ginsburg. Their life together was challenging, but inspiring. Their first child was born not long after he was drafted into the military. After he completed two years of service, they both attended Harvard. 👩🏽‍💼

Life at Harvard was a challenge because she had to be both a student and mother. In addition to that pressure, she was one of ONLY EIGHT WOMEN IN HER CLASS OF 500. (Talk about women empowerment) 💟💪🏼💪🏼

In 1956, got testicular cancer and this required Ruth to take care of her daughter and keep him up to date with school. ✍🏽Luckily, he did recover and they both graduated, Ruth was first in her class. 😱😱

You would think that someone who graduated first in their class would have the entire world at their feet, but Ruth experienced so much gender discrimination. This made it extremely hard for her to find a job. ❌

In the 1970’s she was the director of the Women’s Rights project of the American Civil Liberties Union. During that time, she would be a part of six Supreme Court cases that would change the course of women history. 🎈

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed Ruth to the U.S Court If Appeals for the District of

Columbia. Then in 1993, Bill Clinton appointed her to take over Justice Bryon White as the second women Supreme Court Justice. 🥳🥳

Sadly, in June 2010, Martin died from cancer. She says that he was “the only young man I dated who cared I had a brain.”🌷💐🌺

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been through SOOOO MUCH through her life and I strongly believe that she should get more recognition. She has and will forever be a reminder to us that we can do anything despite our background. Also, Martin was extremely prominent in her life and the world, showing that men CAN be supportive and want the best. 💕💕


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