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posted by takyon on Saturday September 19 2020, @12:17AM   Printer-friendly
from the september-surprise dept.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family. She was 87.

"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tired and resolute champion of justice."

Architect of the legal fight for women's rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation's highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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  • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Thursday September 24 2020, @11:58PM (3 children)

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Thursday September 24 2020, @11:58PM (#1056440)

    I haven't twisted your words at all, you're simply incapable of looking at things from a woman's perspective. Why would a woman want to be a second-class citizen, unable to have a normal career like a man, and be forced to marry someone just to have a decent life unless she's lucky enough to be born into wealth? Do you not realize what life was like for women before the 1950s or so?

    "Flyover" women don't hate liberals because of work, they hate them for various other reasons. Modern far-right conservatives (and I know a few) have other issues they're angry about; what you describe is absolutely NOT one of them. Things they worry about are guns, religious issues, abortion, government social programs ("socialism"), etc. Women's equality is actually something they're perfectly happy with, and these "liberal hating" women (again, I know several) are generally very independent and despise the idea of being forced to be dependent on a man. If anything, these women are much more like libertarians than whatever antiquated notion of conservatives you seem to have.

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  • (Score: 2) by legont on Friday September 25 2020, @12:59PM (2 children)

    by legont (4179) on Friday September 25 2020, @12:59PM (#1056677)

    Women, like most people, do not like working for free. They also do like to stay home with children when they have children.
    American attitude to women is just plan ridiculous. Two weeks off and then go back to the mill with the baby crying at home. Russia, for example, has two years off.
    The only American women who are happy are liberal DINKs - double income no kids.

    "Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding" - John Kenneth Galbraith.
    • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Friday September 25 2020, @03:21PM (1 child)

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Friday September 25 2020, @03:21PM (#1056767)

      Wow, you're insane. You're somehow trying to make the case that the lousy maternity leave standard in America somehow makes American women want to become slaves to men again? No, progressive American women just want to adopt policies like those in Western Europe, which are generous like Russia's. The problem is that conservative women keep voting against this, and their other best economic interests, by voting for a party that opposes all these things, or anything that's profitable for businesses.

      • (Score: 1, Troll) by legont on Friday September 25 2020, @11:09PM

        by legont (4179) on Friday September 25 2020, @11:09PM (#1056982)

        You twist my words again.
        American women want freedom to either work or be mothers, but when they do work they want to be paid *in addition* to what their husbands paid. They *do not* want their salary to be deducted form their husband's paycheck.
        And make no mistake - they know that it was liberals who screwed them out of money and time. That's why they hate Clinton and this dead judge witch. They know it was on purpose just so the rich liberals make more money exploiting them.

        "Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding" - John Kenneth Galbraith.