#RGB Tumblr posts

  • Watching straight white men who are “left” celebrate RGB dying to “own the neolibs” is the most telling thing about everything.

    No, RGB wasn’t perfect. But as a woman, a gay woman, a gay woman who dates mostly black gay women, I’m fucking terrified. My rights could be on the chopping block.

    Men, especially straight or straight-passing-bisexual, in online “leftist” circles celebrating this because they can pretend to be little revolutionaries. They can fulfill their fantasies of violence. They can be “brave” unlike “liberal pussies.”

    You think this is a game and you’re playing with my rights. Fuck you

    #rant#rgb#radfem#terf #holy fuck this shit
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  • One of my favorite papers I’ve ever written was one where I had to choose a disssnting opinion and I chose the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear. I chose this case mainly because Justice Ginsburg read on behalf of other three dissenting justices from the bench, which rarely ever happens, and said, “in our view, the Court does not comprehend, or is indifferent to, the insidious way in which women can be victims of pay discrimination.” I was so inspired by her work and although the Ledbetter case did not succeed in the Supreme Court, it paved way for the Ledbetter Act of 2009 (thank you Obama) which states the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new paycheck affected by that discriminatory action.

    I would have never succeeded in my career if it wasn’t for this woman. And that is a fact!

    ❤️⚖️

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    Channelling all these emotions into productivity tonight. Started by writing the first 50 of the 250 postcards I designed and plan to send this weekend, encouraging people in swing states to vote blue! 💙 Rage donations to follow.

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    RGB — Notorious, illustrious, courageous, and legendary forever.

    #rgb #ruth bader ginsburg #justice ruth bader ginsburg
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    Shanah Tovah! It’s Rosh Hashanah! RGB, the world was sweeter with you in it so here’s roasted local apples on honey vanilla challah topped with pomegranate seeds and drenched in more honey.

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  • I want to mourn her death.

    I want to honor her as a true American hero.

    But my first reaction to hearing about her passing was fear. Bone chilling terror.

    And I hate them for it.

    #ruth bader ginsburg #Rgb#Supreme Court
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  • #ruth bader ginsburg #rgb#supreme court
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  • “Yet what greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, My Own Words

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    #greatlines#book quotes#bookworm #books and libraries #dignity#human dignity#rgb #ruth bader ginsburg #civil liberties #my own words
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  • #rgb #ruth bader ginsburg #may her memory be a blessing #mandy patinkin#twitter
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  • rip RGB

    thank you for ten years

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  • That awkward moment when people are staring at you as you’re crying in a public restroom after reading about RBG’s death. Absolutely devastating. What the actual fuck is happening in 2020 😭

    #RGB#rip #yes I was in a restaurant bathroom #because I have nothing to lose anymore #and I needed a drink #fuck 2020 #what a fucking year
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  • I know this isn’t a surprise to most of us, and we shouldn’t have expected anything better of the man. But I think it is worth noting why his argument that this election is different than 2016 is wrong.

    In 2016, McConnell argued that the vacant seat on the Supreme Court following the death of Antonin Scalia shouldn’t be filled until following the election, because the American people should be allowed the decision to choose who they believe would offer a better choice for the vacancy. 

    Earlier today, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed, and with less than two months from the election, a vacancy on the court has reappeared. I wish she could be put to rest before her death became a political battleground, but it is too important to stay silent right now.

    Currently, McConnell has pledged to fill the vacancy during President Trump’s term. In a justification of this plan, McConnell has argued, “Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary.” According to him, because the Senate and the Presidency are both controlled by the same party (unlike in 2016), it is permissible to nominate a replacement shortly before the election. (Source of quote: https://www.npr.org/sections/death-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg/2020/09/18/914650878/mcconnell-trumps-nominee-to-replace-ginsburg-will-receive-a-vote-in-the-senate)

    However, this is hypocritical because, in 2016, McConnell’s argument had no mention of shared control of both the Senate and the Presidency. That year, he said, “Let’s let the American people decide. The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next president nominates, whoever that might be.” As that quote suggest, his consideration at the time was not regarding who won control of the Senate, but  only who won control of the President. (Source of quote: https://www.npr.org/2016/03/16/470664561/mcconnell-blocking-supreme-court-nomination-about-a-principle-not-a-person)

    Like I said above, it is not surprising that McConnell changed his tune. But I wrote this because I hope it proves that MCConnell’s current argument is in contrast with his previous one, in case anyone tries to claim that this current one isn’t new. 

    I know at this time it is hard to fight the sense of doom that engulfs many of us. But I want to let everyone know that we can fight back. Now is the time for action!

    R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

    #politics#truth #ruth bader ginsburg #justice ruth bader ginsburg #justice ginsburg#ginsburg#rgb#mitch mcconnell #senator mitch mcconnell #senator mcconnell #sen mitch mcconnell #sen. mitch mcconnell #sen mcconnell #sen. mcconnell #rest in peace #rip #r.i.p. #supreme court#senate#2020#election 2020#npr #national public radio
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  • my boss started a teams chat with everyone in my law firm to process our grief about rgb, that started with, “i know this is the group that most shares my sorrow.”

    so. that didn’t make me cry more or anything. 🥺

    #rgb #rest in power #ruth bader ginsburg #i am heartbroken #and petrified #happy fucking new year
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  • I’m too consumed by dread.

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  • I bow to you. Thank you for everything that you have done for us, I’m sorry you left the world in the state that it is. May your memory be a blessing

    #rgb #ruth bader ginsburg #politics #im sorry that this world was the last thung you saw #ill do my best to help the next generation grow
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    The world will miss you dearly.

    The sacrifices you’ve made, the illness you’ve perservered through and the hope that you’ve brought within the fight for equality and women’s rights has had an immense impact on our society that we will never forget.

    Thankyou

    I hope with every fiber of my being that we can continue to defend ourselves without you in the face of this unrelenting fascism.

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  • on the one hand, I am DEVESTATED by the death of RBG.  If Prez Dickwad and McConnell ram through a replacement before the election, it will be generations before we can recover.


    on the other, I just started binging Broadchurch and I’m hooked.


    I feel shitty to be enjoying something while the world burns around me.


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    Originally posted by shipnote

    #RGB#notoriousRGB#Broadchurch #this doesn't even cover the personal family shitshow my life has become
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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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    March 15th 1933 - September 18th 2020


    You truly were notorious. Rest In Peace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    #ruth bader ginsburg #notorious rgb#rgb
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