Ruth Bader Ginsberg became the second female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, Bader taught at Rutgers University Law School and then at Columbia University, where she became its first female, tenured professor. She served as the director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union during the 1970s, and was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980. Named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, she continued to argue for gender equality in such cases as United States v. Virginia.
Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
We have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world, and it starts out with three words, 'We, the people.'
A gender line... helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.
I'm a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.