“Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered a legal world where the best jobs were off-limits to women and emerged as a Supreme Court Justice.” – Columbia Law School
22 years ago today, on August 10, 1993, after being nominated by President Bill Clinton, RBG was sworn in as the second woman and the 107th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The now “Notorious,” 82-year-old trailblazer 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.
“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.”
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.” 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:
And the rest, as they say, is herstory…
About The Card (Lead Image):
To celebrate RBG’s badassery, and express our heartfelt congratulations on her 22 years as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, as well as 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.