The Treasure Hunter

A blog by Joanne Yatvin

Meet Ruth Bader Ginsberg

on October 29, 2020

By Joanne Yatvin

In the beginning I thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a good public servant and a strong voice for women. But I knew nothing about her personality until last week when I saw a movie that showed her career and personal parts of her life. Throughout the film she made an impressive appearances showing her warm voice and good behavior. Clearly, she is an outstanding woman who deserves to be remembered for a long time.

Back when she was a child, Ruth lived with her Jewish parents in New York City. Then, as a young woman she moved on to college, and next to a law school. Later she got married and had a child. And by the time she graduated from Columbia, at the top of her class, she was ready to save all American women who needed her help.

Very soon later, Ruth took law school training, clerked for a judge, and became a law professor. Then she advocated for women’s rights that were not allowed before. And in addition, she was appointed to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Later, when President Bill Clinton selected her to become an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court, she performed outstandingly and was successful for many more years. But unfortunately she began to have serious health problems shortly after that time, and finally, she succumbed to cancer.

Nevertheless, she still maintained an outstanding record as a lawyer, teacher, and judge. When she argued six cases before the Supreme Court, she won five of them, and advanced women’s rights. In courts she was highly respected, even by people who didn’t share her beliefs. And she became very well known for her legal knowledge and work ethics. Later, I was strongly impressed when I saw her dance beautifuly in a film where no actresses were used to represent her. But by the end of the film I became angry because in public events she no longer looked beautiful.

Nevertheless, when I left the theater I again felt very positive about the movie because for the most part it had shown her as a great and beautiful woman. And I hoped that other people would remember her as much more lovely than she was shown in later Supreme Court pictures. I know I will always remember her as a strong, beautiful woman, and also as a very good dancer.


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