“Justice Ginsburg’s work has, for more than half a century, called on us to sit up and take notice of social practices whose familiarity had made us complacent. She challenges us not only to notice but to speak up and act on the values we espouse. This is the standard Justice Ginsburg has set for each of us.” – Dean Gillian Lester, Columbia Law School
27 years ago, on August 10, 1993, after being nominated by President Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman and the 107th U.S. Supreme Court Justice (she officially began her term on October 4, 1993). The now 87-year-old trailblazer, “Notorious” phenom, and feminist icon is still at the top of her game, pursuing justice and serving as a champion for women’s rights and gender equality.
A co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU, RBG originally attended law school not for women’s rights work, but because she thought she “could do a lawyer’s job better than any other.” However, according to the ACLU, it was “the treatment Ginsburg received as a woman in law school that honed her feminist instincts.”
“Women’s rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
One of only nine women at Harvard Law School in 1956, this is how the legal pioneer described her experience in a 2014 MAKERS interview:
About The Supremely Awesome Card Featured Above:
To celebrate RBG’s badassery, and express our heartfelt congratulations on her extraordinary career that includes countless historic achievements (e.g. the first woman to be on two major law reviews, the Harvard Law Review and the Columbia Law Review; co-founder of The Women’s Rights Law Reporter, the first law journal in the United States devoted to gender equality issues; the first tenured female professor at Columbia Law School), we found THE perfect card from Party Of One by Alisa Bobzien, a talented graphic designer, gift and stationery maker based in Ann Arbor, MI.
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