At an early age, the mother of the Supreme Court justice instilled in her daughter a strong work ethic, encouraging her to fight for independence in a patriarchal society.
«My mother said two things to me constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, ”Ginsburg once said.
In 1993, Ginsburg became the second woman to be named an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and was sworn in during the presidency of Bill Clinton.
He passed away on Friday at the age of 87. Here are 13 of her most inspiring quotes:
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A biographical film documenting the early stages of Ginsburg’s career, titled On the basis of sex, was released in 2018.
Starring Felicity Jones as Ginsburg and Armie Hammer as her husband, the late Martin David Ginsburg, the film shows the then-attorney taking on a tax case that altered the way America’s courts view gender discrimination.
A documentary about Ginsburg’s life and career, called RBG, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
The film won the Best Political Documentary award at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, as well as receiving several awards and nominations.