Women in Law

 “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik –

“RBG watched these female students with some awe. How different they were from her generation, who’d been terrified of making a splash. When a handful of students came to RBG in 1970 and asked her to teach the first-ever Rutgers class on women and the law, she was ready to agree. It took her only about a month to read every federal decision and every law review article about women’s status. There wasn’t much. One popular textbook included the passage “Land, like woman, was meant to be possessed.” (The book was about land ownership; women were just the analogy.) When she left the library, RBG knew this much: Her days of quiet acceptance were over. That included accepting Rutgers’s giving her the ladies’ discount.”

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