She didn’t set fashion trends, but she did change her collar in coordination with her opinion. She went to law school when women just didn’t do that. In the past few years, she was the subject of several books and a couple of films. One of her best friends and coworkers held radically different views, something that made them both better professionally and personally. She died a few days ago.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for the rights of those who most needed a champion. She faced strong opposition, but managed to stand her ground with dignity and with respect. She made constitutional law interesting.
The world is a better place for her passion and compassion.
Check out these books about her life and work:
Levy, Debbie; I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams; My Own Words
Kathleen Krull; No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Marc Cohn; The Things We’ve Handed Down