"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.
It shouldn't be that women are the exception."
“Women will only have true equality when men share with them
the responsibility of bringing up the next generation”
"People ask me sometimes... 'When will there be enough women on the court?' And my answer is, 'When there are nine.' People are shocked, but there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that."
"I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks."
A few of the many quotes of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg attended Harvard Law School, where she was one of the few women in her class. Ginsburg transferred to Columbia Law School where she graduated tied for first in her class. Following law school, Ginsburg entered into academia. She was a professor at Rutgers Law School and Columbia Law School, teaching civil procedure as one of the few women in her field.
Ginsburg spent a considerable part of her legal career as an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women's rights, winning multiple arguments before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsels in the 1970s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served until her nomination to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton. Ginsburg was generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the Court.
Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, after Sandra Day O'Connor. Following O'Connor's retirement in 2006 and until Sonia Sotomayor joined the Court in 2009, she was the only female justice on the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg received attention in American popular culture for her fiery liberal dissents and refusal to step down, leading to her being dubbed "The Notorious R.B.G.", a play on the name of rapper The Notorious B.I.G. Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2020, from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, at the age of 87.