A Tribute to the Notorious R. B. G.

A Tribute to the Notorious R. B. G.
She was small but mighty.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020 at the age of 87 after a life tirelessly fighting for equality for everyone.
Although Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the most prominent member of the Supreme Court of the United States and one of the most respected women in the world, she faced discrimination in college, law school, and her work life.
When she began her legal career, women and men were treated differently under the law. Hundreds of state and federal laws restricted what women could do, barring them from jobs, rights and even from jury service.
 Even before she became a judge, Ginsburg helped to change that, co-founding the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU participated in more than 300 gender discrimination cases by 1974. Ginsburg argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court in the 1970s, winning five.
Women belong in all places that decisions are made,” Ginsburg said.
On the Supreme Court, Ginsburg became famous as an advocate for advancing women's rights. "I was a law school teacher, and that's how I regard my role here with my colleagues who haven't had the experience of growing up female and don't fully appreciate the arbitrary barriers that have been put in women's way,” she said.
She was an unlikely rebel, a small shy woman, whose soft voice and large glasses hid an intellect and attitude that was tough and uncompromising. Though she might have looked tiny and frail, her workout routine was legendary. She rode horses well into her 70s and even went parasailing. She was fearless in everything she did.
 
At Girl Up Collection, we are dedicated to celebrating that fearless spirit. Every day we are working to advance gender equality and leadership development worldwide by supporting the Girl Up initiative of the United Nations Foundation. Like Justice Ginsburg, we believe when girls rise, we all rise.
 
The Girl Up Collection celebrates powerful girls and the confident women they become all over the world. We hope wearing it makes you feel invincible enough to overcome any obstacle. And you’ll be sharing your strength with girls around the world: 5% of your purchase goes to fund Girl Up programs that empower girls to become the leaders of our future. If you would like to learn more about our mission, visit our About the Collection page. 
As Justice Ginsburg said: “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
Justice Ginsburg may be gone, but her legacy lives on: both in the law and in the minds and hearts of the girls and women who follow in her footsteps.

 

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