There is no better role model for women than the Notorious RBG, as she’s affectionately referred to.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. A formidable woman, Ginsburg has spent a considerable part of her career advocating for the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights.
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
On The Basis of Sex premiered at theatres around Australia in early February, starring Felicity Jones as Ginsburg, and Armie Hammer as her husband, Marty. Last week, 100 Flight Centre women from Brisbane were treated to a private screening of the movie biopic showcasing her incredible career, the social climate that propelled her to demand change, and a few of her witty comebacks along the way.
Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
Our Melbourne tribe will sit down to a screening at Palace Cinema Como on Tuesday 12 March. In 1956, Ginsburg enrolled at the Harvard Law School law where she was one of only 9 women among a class of 500 men. For anyone not familiar with Ginsburg’s career, you can read a short history of her life and career here.
The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.