RBG: A champion of race and gender equality. A pioneering lawyer on women’s equality. A civil rights hero. A feminist symbol. A major pop icon. Notorious RBG.
In continuing to honor the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her tireless efforts as a true warrior for women and a champion of equality, here are some of her more significant accomplishments that we all enjoy today.
- Women have the right to open a bank account without a male co-signer- RBG made it possible for women to be financially independent.
- Women have the right to keep a job when they became pregnant- RBG fought for this issue and experienced discrimination first-hand when she had a daughter
- Women can receive military benefits- In Frontiero vs Richardson, RBG struck down statues discriminated against women in the military
- Women have equal access to education- RBG made the historic decision in United States vs Virginia case that state funded schools must admit women
As Maya Angelou famously said, ‘your crown has been bought and paid for, all you have to do is put it on your head’. Thank you RBG.
Artist: Sandy Welch. Available on Saatchi Art