The internet can be a very strange place. It can grant us knowledge, introduce us to previously unknown things, offer legal advice, and take us down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories so deep that Alice’s tumble looks like a joke. Thanks to the internet (and its memes), I was introduced to a couple of important women on the court.
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
Chapter titles from lyrics/songs of Notorious B.I.G, written by a couple of millennial women, and fact checked by Her Honor. It at times reads like a blog post rather than a biography. Definitely written by (or for) a younger generation/audience. (Not children, no, but I find this book very informal. The timeline skips around, moving back and forth instead of in linear fashion.
Inspired by Pauli Murray, a Black woman lawyer and Civil rights activist and other feminist thinkers and trailblazers, RBG caused something of a ruckus 1960s and 70s, quietly advocating for gender equality and pushing for laws to slowly be changed, as she believed that sweeping generalities would destroy the delicate progress and balance. I frown at her friendship with the late Justice Scalia, but admire the way she refused to back down when challenged, and always had a well-researched answer for her actions. Why are we only now getting the full picture of RBG? The internet, man, the internet and the power of memes.