Legal battles for gender equality didn’t begin with the Women’s Movement of the 1960s. But it laid the groundwork for the historic 1972 Supreme Court decision that made gender discrimination unconstitutional. That case was successfully argued by then-38-year old Brooklyn-born attorney Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It set precedent for another ruling a few years later that men should also be eligible for their wives’ survivor benefits. She won five out of the six gender discrimination cases she argued before the Supreme Court.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the “notorious” RBG, was a trailblazing force for equality. She was director of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. She argued 6 cases before the Supreme Court, winning five of them. In 1993, she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993. She died in 2020 at the age of 87.
Was great hearing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on airwaves tonight. Bravo!
Linda N. Hollifield –
Dear Mr Barsamian,
I listened to Ruth Bader Ginsburg last night on AR. She is such an intelligent woman and an amazing speaker. Everything she said was clear and concise. She answered every question directly and in detail. A few years ago I read a book about the Supreme Court Justices. At that time Justice Scalia was still alive. It was very interesting reading and I wish I could remember the title.
I am so glad that Justice Ginsburg is staying on the Supreme Court we need her now more than ever.
Sincerely, Linda Hollifield
Bob Filipovich –
I have never heard such a clear explanation of what “equality” entails, or what judges and justices may talk about in public forums (including during nominee hearings), or what “professional” really means. Every word matters.
Marion Seymour –
One of the best yet! and they are all good. Am sending for a copy for a friend.