In this same dissent she shared that “Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.”. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. Share with your friends. She brought up a case regarding forced sterilization of men, Skinner v. Oklahoma, saying “the importance of procreation to an individual's autonomy - that applies to men as well as women.” She then went on to explain why taking away a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body treats her as less than a full human: "The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman's life, to her well-being and dignity. Ginsburg was known for never shying away from making progressive statements, no matter how controversial the subject may be. I was recognized in the Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40, the Inman 33 People Changing the Real Estate Industry and the Female Founders Alliance Champion Awards. Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images, Credit: "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." Can we have a whole RBG Appreciation Month? Ginsburg broke countless barriers during her trailblazing life, never shying away from making controversial comments along the way. With a new inspirational quote every day, atop the perfect photo—collected and archived on our Quote of the Day page—why not bookmark GNN.org for a daily uplift? In interviews, Ginsburg would sometimes recall how her career was originally stunted by biases against women at law firms in the ‘50s, as was recently depicted in the biopic On the Basis of Sex. Patriarchal norms create unhealthy physical and emotional environments for men too. But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. I am the CEO & Co-founder of OwnTrail and author of Blaze Your Own Trail, and was vice president of product and vice president of community and culture at Zillow. It’s easy to get bogged down and discouraged, and in those cases, turning to important women throughout history for inspiration is key. This argument speaks to people with and without a uterus, stating that reproductive decisions should belong to the individual, regardless of their gender. "- The Washington Post, 2014, "It was lucky that I met Marty at a time when the best degree that a girl could have not her BA or her JD, it was her M-R-S."- WINK News, 2019, "Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. Quote of the Day: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020). September 19, 2020 / 1:23 AM In addition to voting and advocating for justice, we can all learn from Ginsburg’s approach to bridging divides, leading with empathy, and bringing people along in her pursuit of equality. Ever since RBG graduated—first in her class—from Columbia Law School in 1959, she used her pioneering law career to advocate for women’s rights. “Fight for the things that you care about. It is a decision she must make for herself. The genius of our Constitution is that over now more than 200 sometimes turbulent years that 'we' has expanded and expanded. She noted that because she didn’t get the job she wanted, she ended up where she is today. It is also an approach that can be effective in bringing people along on other issues of equality. Not everyone has experienced voter suppression first-hand, but many more people have taken precautions against earthquakes and rainstorms. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg I write about culture, equity and belonging in the workplace. 8. You have to say something; you have to do something.