RIP to The Notorious RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for women’s rights during her entire career, both as a lawyer, and as a judge on the highest court in the land. And while her passing is sad as well as a big yikes during this very volatile political climate, as we head to the polls to vote for our next president, let’s remember the rights she fought for that benefit not only women, but children, and the many men who have benefited from and supported the women in their lives. Also, as you take a look at the list, if you are anything like me, I hope you are also astonished and insulted that these were rights that were denied to women but I will say, that given America’s sexist and racist history, I’m not shocked. At 47, I’m forever grateful to Justice Ginsburg and I look forward to continuing to have the right to voice my opinion regarding women’s rights and social justice issues for as long as I have breath to do so.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a leading force in securing the following rights for women:

  1. the rights to obtain a mortgage without a male co-signer
  2. the right to open a checking account without a male co-signer
  3. the right to start a business without a male co-signer
  4. the right to get a credit card without a male co-signer
  5. the right to get a credit card without a male co-signer
  6. the right to obtain a business loan without a male co-signer
  7. the right to obtain a job without gender based discrimination
  8. the right to obtain/retain employment wile pregnant
  9. the right to obtain birth control without having to obtain a husband’s permission
  10. the right not to be forced to provide proof of sterilization to obtain/retain employment
  11. the right to pension benefits equal to male workers
  12. the right to equal consideration to be executors for their children’s estate
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