The Significance of RBG's Death
On September 18, 2020, we as women lost the woman who devoted her life fighting for us both inside and outside the Supreme Court, none other than Miss Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "A large reason why women have achieved the rights we have is literally because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg."- Imara Jones. She is right. Justice Ginsber dedicated her entire career to fight for women's right, one of the biggest being abortion rights and equal pay.
The fear that many of us have felt in these past weeks is not unjustified. Given President Trump's record of 26 "unwanted sexual contact" and 43 instances of inappropriate behavior towards wome, losing Ginsberg felt as if the floodgates opened for feminism to go back decades and for us to be left inferior as we were years before. Judge Ginsberg was not just an advocate for
Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill last month. women, but also the LGBTQ+
community. Now, with a vacant Supreme Court seat and the republican-majority senate, president Trump has the full authority to fill RBG's spot with conservative judge, Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett has a almost complete conservative record on abortion, guns right and discrimination. While no other president has ever succeeded in rushing to fill in a seat in the mist of an election year, Judge Barrett's first hearing for her Supreme Court nomination will take place on the morning of October 12th, just 22 days before Election Day.
Cancer stripped half of America of their biggest advocate. Ruth Bader Ginsber's dying wish was that her spot not be filled until the election was over, but that wish was denied far too quickly. When a jewish person dies on Rosh Hashanah, they are a tzaddik, “a person of righteousness.” If Miss Ginsburg was anything, it was this. May she rest in peace knowing she was the best thing to happen to women across America, and we miss her dearly. Long Live RBG!
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