Glasgow Celebrates Women’s History Month by Spotlighting Ruth Bader Ginsburg


We are honoring women from around the world, as well as women from history who have made a difference in our community. In honor of that, we are honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a gender equality activist from history.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, commonly known as RBG, was the second female justice on the US Supreme Court. She was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, and died on September 18, 2020. She was an activist for civil rights shown in her role as director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union during the 1970s, and justice overall with her work on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980. In 1993, she was named to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton, fighting for gender equality; her strong dissents paving the way for future activists. 

Her passion for gender equality originated from the discrimination she faced when attending Harvard and Columbia Law School, and the challenges of finding a job and unequal pay because she was a woman. In the face of adversity, Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood up to the challenge and used her intelligence to fight for women’s justice with many court cases. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made an impact on many lives, including Isabella, an 8th grader at Glasgow. “She was a positive influence on my life and she fought for what she believed in. I think that’s a good quality to have.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a strong lead in the fight for women’s justice, is not only well known for being a fashion icon with her famous “dissent collar”, but also her inspiring work to ensure that all women are treated equally. She empowers Glasgow students to use their intelligence and passion to fight for the change they want to see in the world.

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