- Arushi Choudhury
Happy 89th Birthday Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception." -Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was most known for her fight and advocacy against gender discrimination; the Supreme Court will never forget the impact she’s left behind. She was a Supreme Court Justice from 1993to 2020, and she would have turned 89 today.
Some of her notable actions include passing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and contributing a crucial vote to both Roe vs Wade case and the 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges. By passing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, her work surrounding women’s financial independence acts as a foundation for addressing other issues of equality, such as protecting pregnant women in the workplace. She advocated for women to apply for credit cards and mortgages without a male signing the contract, and her impact is still valued today. Her vote in the Roe Vs Wade case ensured that pregnant women could have an abortion without government intervention. Additionally, her vote in the Obergefell v. Hodges case allowed the LGBTQ community to have the right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states of America.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a confident and passionate leader, so it’s important to take this day to honor her legacy and achievements. Some ways to do this are to continue expanding your research and donating to organizations she supported, such as American Bar Foundation, American Friends of Hand In Hand, Malala Fund, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Washington Concert Opera.