Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an advocate for gender equality, died at age 87 due to complications of pancreatic cancer.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a role model for many, being the second woman to be appointed a supreme justice. Many who idolized her and the changes she helped make within the society were saddened with the news of her death on September 18, 2020. Hundreds gathered at the Supreme Court to honor and pay their respects. She fought for gender equality and was able to become a successful woman with sexism being an issue throughout her own life and living with personal problems at the same time.
RBG was determined to fight for the equality she believed all women deserved to have. She took part in many accomplishments resulting in the uplifting of women’s equality. RBG helped give women the right to be admitted to the Virginia Military Institute, helped women stride towards equal pay, gave women the right to have a choice, had a key vote in a same-sex marriage, etc. She continuously fought for herself and for women to be seen as equals. She left behind years’ worth of fighting and accomplishments for women now.
Justice Ginsberg was an inspiration, she managed to create a great difference for women in gaining more equality and rights.
“The day the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg was announced, a feeling of worry sort of appeared in me. Ruth Bader Ginsberg created history for women, she thrived for gender equality, and with her gone, there is a chance all she has done will go as well,” stated Joshlyn Ramirez, a student at Huntington Park High School.
To many, RBG will be remembered for creating history with the many accomplishments in her career advocating for women’s equality rights. Though RBG may be gone now, many will continue to remember her and the great part she played in fighting for gender equality.
When elected as a supreme justice, RBG became the voice women needed to ensure there be equality within men and women in society. Her fight for equality started early and is continued by women given the inspiration to fight for what’s right. With her passing, women begin to remember all she stood up for and recognizing how far this fight has come.
The fight for women’s equality continues today. RBG worked most of her career to ensure society would acknowledge women as equals over time. With her passing, many women fear that some of the rights Justice Ginsburg fought for could be taken away. President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barret, a conservative, to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court only days after her death. RBG had made her dying wish be that she may not be replaced until a new president is elected. Many found it disrespectful and are against Trump nominating a supreme justice with it being an election year.
By Andrea Castillo, News Editor
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