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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:49 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Showed the World--You Don't Mess with a Grandma.

Older women are “supposed” to step aside. RBG showed us we don’t have to back down.
By Connie Schultz

'We knew this news would come.

Someday, but not this day, please. How many of us thought that every time we heard Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s name?

We had seen her flame flicker through four cancer diagnoses, but it was never extinguished. Each time, the flame rose, and she returned to us. This time, too, we wanted to believe she could will her way into the next year, where hope—we also want to believe—is waiting for us.

She died on September 18, just before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish new year. We were already a nation of mourners, in the ninth month of a pandemic that has now killed more than 200,000 people in our country. In the immediate wake of Ginsburg’s death, we were clawing for reserves of strength we weren’t sure could be found.

In these last years, we asked too much of her, but she never seemed to share that opinion. Like civil rights icon John Lewis, who also has left us this year, Ginsburg discovered her life’s mission at a young age. It takes a fierce imagination to work for a world that does not yet exist, and that was the essence of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . .

For much of her career, she toiled out of sight to most Americans, because that’s what we demanded of smart women. But in 2013, she wrote the dissent that condemned the Supreme Court’s gutting of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and Notorious RBG was born.'>>>


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SharonClark Sep 24 #1
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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:01 PM

1. I really hate when women are defined

as mother or grandmother when that isn’t the real topic. It seems belittling and disrespectful of women’s skills outside of procreation and parenthood.

RBG have been the most incredible mom and grandmother in the world but that is not why we honor her.

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Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:01 AM

2. Grandmothers are respected and revered

in many cultures. If you mess with someone's grandmother, you will be in for a fight.

I understand what the article is saying. It is not disrespectful.

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