It's easy to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg (a.k.a.the Notorious R.B.G.) today,when memes of her are plastered across the Internet and her judicial achievements have been widely chronicled.In 2016,she's a cultural icon.But the Supreme Court Justice,renowned for her no-nonsense quips,her incisive brief-writing,and her devotion to gender rights,has been fighting that uphill battle for women since her youth.So today,to celebrate her 83rd birthday,we bring you seven moments of Ruth Bader Ginsburg badassery,from her first job to her current internet stardom.
1.Her wicked,spot-on response to a question about gender balance on the Supreme Court.__
2.Her quote about not finding a job fresh out of Columbia Law School because of her gender.
"You think about what would have happened ...Suppose I had gotten a job as a permanent associate.Probably I would have climbed up the ladder and today I would be a retired partner.So often in life,things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great good fortune."
3.Herhonest quoteon what it took to be a mother,wife,and young attorney all at once.
"You can't have it all,all at once.Who—man or woman—has it all,all at once?Over my lifespan I think I have had it all.But in different periods of time things were rough.And if you have a caring life partner,you help the other person when that person needs it."
6.Her perfectquoteon what fill finally create gender equality.
"Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation."
__7.There's a coloring book in her honor.
You can print it yourself over atSheKnows.