So, um, we now have a RBG bobble nodding head figurine! Positvely delightful! Could this be the perfect treat for you or someone you love this holiday season? Last nights of Hanukkah gift, anyone?? ($36) We’re closing the storefront early tonight due to the storm, but we’ll be open normal hours tomorrow and, as always, our online storm is always open! #ruthbaderginsburg #notoriousrbg #ruthbaderginsburgbobblehead #happyhanukkah #hanukkahgifts #supremecourtjustice #holidayseason #holidaygifts #christmas #christmasgift #gifting #bobblehead #noddinghead #feminist #feministgift #happyholidays #shop #nyc #unionsquare #beadsofparadise (at Beads of Paradise NYC) https://www.instagram.com/p/CI4FYzHBDQm/?igshid=1a4y9vjpxcz4s
Throughout the Supreme courts two hundred and thirty years of existence, there have only been four female justices. Recently this past September one of those four justices passed away, her name being Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to ever be sworn into the supreme court. Ginsburg made history not only for being a woman in her position of power but for her active and constant fight towards equality. In order to move forward, to continue her fight for change, and the dismantlement of the patriarchy, we must recognize the impact that women in power such as Ginsburg herself, have had throughout history. “We build towards a gender-liberated future that takes into account and pays homage to those ancestors who came before us and forged a path so that we can act and speak on the truth of our bodies.” (Notes towards Gender Liberation, 38) That being said, this post will specifically focus on Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recognize and value her life’s work dedicated to race and gender equality, women’s equality, and civil rights. Ginsburg’s position gave her unique access to power that historically has only been accessed by men, as it is embedded within a patriarchal institution.
To continue, Ginsburg was inducted into the supreme court in 1981, a mere 39 years ago. However, her efforts towards equality and rights started years before her time as a Justice. Ginsburg graduated top of her class at Columbia Law school. She revealed her experiences with sexism throughout her career and education in a male dominated field and industry. However, she was not alone in her experience of discrimination based on sex. Her first case as a lawyer was Reed v. Reed; this case was the first time in history that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment was used to remove a law that discriminated against women. Another history-making moment for RBG rests in her opinion on the case the United States v. Virginia in 1996. This case challenged an all-male admissions policy at the Virginia Military Institute. Ginsburg led this case and wrote, “Generalizations about ‘the way women are,’ estimates of what is appropriate for most women, no longer justify denying opportunity to women whose talent and capacity place them outside the average description.” (Jamie Ehrlich, CNN) Ginsburg is arguably one of the best examples of someone who used her representation to advocate for minorities and disadvantaged communities. This representation is critical because the law historically benefits white straight cisgender men. Also, the marginalization of people can be based on class, gender, sexual orientation, race, etc, which is why it is critical to recognize women in power as they have historically had to overcome the intersectionality of these defining terms. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an incredible woman in power. In order to continue her fight for equality, we must credit and honor all of the work she has done, while also acknowledging that there is still so much to do. So, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, thank you.
Beautiful tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg! 💔
Amazing embroidery at by @villanaart.
By the artist: “We should never forget all the women that throughout history had to put up with a system that wanted to treat them like objects with no brains. Thank you to all these women who didn’t conform to the norm, so we can all be treated with respect and autonomy. There’s still a lot to do. Thank you Ruth Bader Ginsburg for all your legacy regarding justice and women rights. RIP ✨ "
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Time lapse video
🌸I consider myself a very sensitive person, I like to express what I feel and who I am. I come from a country (Honduras) That has a lot of poverty, there is little education and the government is very corrupt. My heart breaks to see so much hardship and unemployment. A short anecdote will explain to you the extent of this situation. The daughter of my nanny’s ex-husband is a good man and sadly, his daughter died of coronavirus. When she contracted the virus she became seriously ill and was taken to the public hospital, they kept her in a bed for a few days, but not being able to pay for the hospital, they threw her to the ground and sores formed on her body. She got infected because of this unsanitary treatment and she lost hope and died. She was only a young girl of my age. Because the Honduran government does not have the decency nor the human nature to support their people, this corrupt government is killing millions of people. This sadness is devastating me. That is why I paint, I paint the pain, the suffering but I also paint hope of people. I add roses because I see beautiful people. They have hope, I have hope and these roses are a call for hope and peace. I suffer a lot for the suffering of others and I thank God that he has given me this talent to be able to express the love that I have for the world when I don’t.
🌸I painted Ruth Bader Ginsburg how she courageously stands her ground in the face of sexism. She’s highly intellectual and incredibly hardworking, soft-spoken and subversively powerful where she successfully fought against gender discrimination and unified the liberal block of the court. symbol of public resistance and social justice. In 1972, she founded the women’s rights section of the American Civil Liberties Union. She made so much achievements in life and fight against many negativity around her career.
So I want to make change to, I come from a country that someone need to make a change and I’m not waiting for someone to do it. I’m training myself and achieving thing in order to do what I have to do for my people.
Just like RBG.