For March, let’s remember R.B.G.

As part of Women’s History Month, we should take time to recognize the second woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the supreme court, is a giant in the field of women and gender equality rights.  

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Ginsberg would grow up to be the second woman to serve on the supreme court. According to Ruth Bader Ginsberg was the youngest of two after her sister, Marilyn died of meningitis. 

She attended and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Cornell University where she met her husband Martin D. Ginsberg. She also attended Columbia Law school, graduating first in her class. 

Later on in her career, Ruth Bader Ginsberg was appointed by President Bill Clinton to fill in retiring Byron White’s seat. She became the first Jewish woman to serve in court.  According to one of her most famous cases was United States v. Virginia, 1996 where she wrote the majority opinion. This was a victory for the Women’s rights movement and university admission policies.  Another notable case she won was Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015. This was an important moment for LGBTQ Americans as she legalized same-sex marriage in every U.S state. 

Another notable accomplishment Ruth Bader Ginsberg accomplished was being the second female law professor at Rutgers. Even though she was the second female hired, she had to fight for equal pay. Which is also a difficulty she and other women faced. But that very year the equal pay act was passed. They won after Ruth and other woman filed an equal pay act complaint.  

Fighting and dealing with sexism is one of Ruth Bader Ginsbergs biggest difficulties. According to In her time at law school, she experienced sexism from both her professors and male classmates. They couldn’t allow her to be better than them just because she was a woman. But she proved that she herself as a woman can be in a male-dominated profession and also accomplish to be the first person, male or female, to become a member of both the Harvard and Columbia Law review. She proved all the people that doubted her wrong.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg led a lifelong legacy of fighting for women’s and equality rights. She dedicated her life to fighting for equality and made many positive impacts. Being the second woman to serve in the Supreme Court,  Ginsberg set many precedents for women working in law.