In Honor Of RBG

Remembering a trailblazer for women’s rights


Gayatri Malhotra

RBG memorial put in place to honor her

RBG, short for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, appointed by President Bill Clinton. She served from 1993 until her death in 2020, and the impact she’s left behind will never be forgotten.

RBG was born on March 15, 1933. Her parents were relatively low-income, and throughout her life, her mother taught her independence and the importance of education.

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”

She received her bachelor’s degree in government and went on to Harvard, where she balanced her life as a mother and a wife.

Entering an extremely male-dominated territory, RBG prevailed academically, taking the honorable role as the first female of Harvard Law Review. RBG eventually transferred to Columbia Law School, where she graduated, and although her academic record was absolutely remarkable, RBG faced discrimination for her gender throughout her education and employment.

RBG went on to achieve many accomplishments in her life. She became the first female tenured professor at Columbia University. She argued for gender equality in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and succeeded in five landmark cases.

“I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman’s equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.”

During her time serving the Supreme Court, she fought to end sex discrimination and voiced her support of same-sex marriage, co-founding ACLU Women’s Rights, the first Jewish person on the Supreme Court, and much more.

Throughout her many struggles in her life, RBG never gave up and always prevailed against all the odds. With her passing, she’s left behind a mark on the world and touched the hearts of many.