“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg left behind an incredible heritage when she died at age 87 this year on 18th September. Subsequent to going through 27 years on the Supreme Court seat, Ginsburg has moulded present-day American existence with reformist conclusions, ones that her kindred judges didn’t generally share. Each man and a lady in the United States has a great deal to express gratitude toward Ginsburg for, but many don’t even generally have the foggiest idea of how much she’s accomplished.
For instance, did you know that her battle against sex-based segregation started well before she joined the Supreme Court? Regardless of whether she was battling for the privileges of the underserved or going about as good example for an entire generation of ladies, Ruth Bader Ginsburg carried on with an uncommon life. Ginsburg was cited, “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” Let’s make a stride back and commend the numerous extraordinary achievements of RBG, including some noteworthy accomplishments that you might not have even known Ginsburg accomplished.
- She graduated top of the class from Cornell in 1954 and married her classmate, Martin Ginsburg. Two years after that, out of 500 students, she became one of the 9 women who passed out from Harvard Law.
- She continued to fight against sex-based discrimination. In 1974 she became the first female tenured professor and fought for equal retirement benefits for her female co-workers.
- She was a founding member of ACLU’s women rights project. She took cases that were winnable and based on industrialized discrimination against women under newer legal patterns.
- She also fought for the rights of the LGBT community and against racism. She is remembered as a strong feminist icon but she also strongly stood against racism and inspired people to treat the LGBT community as equals.
Apart from the things she did to inspire as many people as she could, she also gave speeches and spoke in a strong language which impacted a lot of women only to turn around their lives from bad to good. Some of her sayings are as follows –
- “Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
- “I’m sometimes asked, ‘When will there be enough?’ and my answer is, ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”
- “You go on to the next challenge and you give it your all. These important issues are not going to go away.”
- “I am ever hopeful that if the court has a blind spot today, its eyes will be open tomorrow.”
- “I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”