Today we want to pay our tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg 15.03.1933 – 18.09.2020. She is our first person outside the Najell bubble that we choose to honour as an inspirational power person.
An extraordinary human being who paved the way for generations. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was through her life a leading voice for gender equality, civil rights and liberties. She is admired for her courage and integrity, intellect and legal brilliance. With hard work and resilience, she managed to transform the society, by fighting the law that enabled gender discrimination, one by one.
Ruth graduated from Columbia Law School in 1959 at the top of her class and served as editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Despite her excellent grades, she struggled to find a job as a lawyer, because of her gender and the fact that she was a mother. Back then there was a very small percentage of lawyers who were womens.
In 1970 Ruth became involved in the issue of gender equality and was one of the top moderates in a law student panel discussion with the name “women’s liberations”. One year later she published two law review articles on gender discrimination and started to taught a seminars in this topic. Since that she bacame a leader of Gender discrimination and her fight went on.
In 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second woman ever who was appointed justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ruth remained on the Court as it’s oldest women judge at all times and worked until this year. With her life work, Ruth has written a new chapter of progress of conservative thought and the fact that we all are equal – independent of our gender.
Thank you Ruth for your amazing work and your fight for all of us!
“Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation”