Honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Unfortunately, on September 18th we lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She worked her entire career to eliminate gender-based stereotyping in legislation and regulations. She’s the 2nd woman to ever sit on the bench of the U.S supreme court in its 212 year history.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton, commissioned on August 5th, 1993, and sworn in on August 10th, 1993. Her seat on the bench was seat 7. There were plenty of times that Justice Ginsburg proved herself to those who doubted her. She could lift more than Justices Breyer and Kagan. Ginsburg proved time and time that she was placed, and appointed Justice by Clinton, for a reason and she never let us down. She never took advantage of the position she had. She proved all those who doubted her wrong, and I think that’s why she’s recognized and admired by most women, she inspires me as well. As a young lady living in a society where most females are judged for what they wear, what they think, what career they want to pursue, and etc… I believe she set that bar for the younger generation. She wasn’t scared to stand up for what is right.

On her fight for equality she once said, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception”. All of her life, she fought for equality for both men and women, until her final days. She’s an inspiration to most females, young and elderly. Justice Ginsburg was a very strong woman, during her fight against cancer she still would show up at the Supreme Court. She had her own battles to deal with but never forgot her stature and what she represented.

Ginsburg spent a lifetime flourishing in the face of adversity before being appointed a supreme court justice. She successfully fought against gender discrimination and unified the liberal block of the court. Although she is no longer with us, her wise words and inspiring work remain. In a world where women are overlooked, she did everything in her power to fight for equality for all genders, women especially. “Feminism [is the] notion that we should each be free to develop our own talents and not be held back by man made barriers”, she once said.

She was recognized and received awards such as the Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. She also won the Glamour Award for The Supreme Force in 2012, she also received the Glamour Woman of the Year award in 1993. Because of everything she accomplished and how hard she worked and fought for equality, she was bound to be recognized for what she deserved.

“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability”, she worked for what she really believed in. I truly believe that Justice Ginsburg will always be remembered and cherished in our younger generation.