One of the most important defenders of gender quality is no longer with us. Ruth Bader Ginsberg died Friday evening metastatic pancreatic cancer at the impressive age of 84. Ginsburg held the honor of being the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and served for 27 years in that position. As President Bill Clinton stated in 1993 when he announced the appointment of her life “Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not need a seat on the Supreme Court to earn her place in the American history books, “She has already done that.”
It’s true that Ginsberg had quite the resume. After being educated at Cornell University and Columbia Law School she diligently taught civil procedure as a law professor. In 1971 she became the first director of the ACLU’s the Women’s Rights project defending poor women, women of color and immigrant women facing pervasive barriers to equality. In 1980 She was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.If you don’t know much about this remarkable woman’s life we suggest that you view the following sixty minute interview – My Life on the Supreme Court. And if you don’t have an hour to spare just glance over these 20 inspiring and empowering quotes from the late RBG.
This early photo of Ruth Bader reflects her hopes for the future. Like so many young women she had no idea as to the closed doors she would have to push through simply because of she was female. She overcame many of these obstacles for herself and then challenged the laws for all those following her.
Ginsburg supported the Equal Rights Amendment because it would end the legal distinctions between men and women in divorce, property, and employment matters. In the American Bar Association Journal she summarized the situation, “The Equal rights amendment, in sum, would dedicate the nation to a new view of the rights and responsibilities of men and women. It firmly rejects sharp legislative lines between the sexes as constitutionally tolerable. Instead, it looks toward a legal system in which each person will be judged on the basis of individual merit and not on the basis of an unalterable trait of birth that bears no necessary relationship to need or ability.” While the ERA has been ratified by the necessary 38 states H.J. Res. 79 is waiting to be passed so that this Amendment can become part of the U.S. Constitution.
Just days before her death Ginsburg expressed to her granddaughter Clara Spera “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” The procedure is not spelled out in the Constitution but over time it has become a tradition to wait until after a presidential election to fill empty seats on the Supreme Court. Unfortunately our current president can’t even hold off until Associate Justice Ginsburg is buried to begin offering possibilities for her replacement. According to Fox News at Trump’s Saturday night rally the crowd was chanting “Fill That Seat.” and the Tee Shirts are printed.
#48 WED PIS
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ginsburg was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Pisces. This makes Mercury he ruler of her INNER Self while her OUTER Self is governed by Jupiter or maybe Neptune. In most cases #48 WED PIS is a difficult Dayology signature to live and express. For the average person the diffusive Pisces energies tend to cloud the sharp Mercury mentality, however Ginsburg use her Jupiter personality in a rather caring and sympathetic manner
In Ginsberg’s case her Mercury is located in Aries and it could not be stopped by any gender sentimentality or discriminatory thought pushed upon her. She cut right through the illusions that the fairer sex is weak or undeserving of the complete range of human rights. She paid attention to the support that certain male roles were denied from restrictive laws. These are the reasons why Ruth Bader Ginsburg is so appreciated by the younger generations today.
If you don’t know much about this remarkable woman’s life we suggest that you view the following sixty minute interview – My Life on the Supreme Court. And if you don’t have an hour to spare just glance over these 20 Inspiring and Empowering Quotes from the late RBG.