As I headed for home today, I put the car radio on. The announcer was talking about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. My first thought was “Oh, no! The unthinkable, the inevitable has happened, she has died. ” Today, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87. Even while she was battling another round of cancer, she was still serving as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court and and working on a literary project.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has left a legacy that few can match. She has spent much of her life fighting for women’s rights and for equality. There is a movie about her life that goes into detail about how hard it was for her to get a job as an attorney after law school, even though she had the grades and the intelligence, so she initially taught. She understood the injustice of the society she lived in and kept fighting to end it. Justice Bader Ginsberg was one formidable individual and truly deserves her place in the history of our country. We are so fortunate to have had her and are in her debt forever. We need to ensure the fight for justice and equality continues.