Posts tagged "Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

Chicago’s First Manslaughter Trial Against A Police Officer In 15 Years Starts Today

The trial of a police officer for manslaughter begins today in Chicago, the first in the last 15 years of the city's history. Officer Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed Black woman, with an unregistered semiautomatic handgun while off-duty in March 2012.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 9, 2015

We Definitely Need Ruth Bader Ginger Ice Cream In Our Lives

Last week, Amanda McCall proposed 10 new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors honoring awesome women, in response to the fact that most Ben & Jerry's flavors named after people were named after men. In the past several decades, although there have been over 20 flavors named after individual people, only two of those people…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 4, 2015

The Marines Are Testing Female Soldiers For Front Lines

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more. …

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 20, 2015

In Honor Of Leslie Knope’s Last Hurrah, These Are Our Galentines

Tuesday night's series finale of "Parks and Recreation" was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler's Leslie…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 26, 2015

Citizens United To Honor Phil Robertson For Achievements In Bigotry

Phil Robertson, star of television's "Duck Dynasty" -- a show about a bunch of anthropomorphic ducks who go off into the woods every day to hunt down Larry Hagman -- is receiving a free speech award at next week's Conservative Political Action Committee conference. The award-- the "Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award"--i…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 18, 2015

America’s Bubbe Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pre-Gamed Too Hard Before The State Of The Union

Professional badass, semi-pro glove-wearer Ruth Bader Ginsburg caught a few Zs at last month's State of the Union, ostensibly because the overwhelming amounts of UV rays emanating from John Boehner's orange face would make anyone drowsy. And now our favorite Supreme Court justice has given us the real reason she was nodding off: Notorious RBG wa…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 13, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory) And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN) A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (The Atlantic) #TurnUp4TransPeople protest…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

The NFL’s Anti-Domestic Violence Partner Is A Sham Organization

The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham -- surprise, surprise. [Deadspin] Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls in New York schools. [The Daily Beast] Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at Georgetown University, said that if she could undo one Supreme Court decision it would be…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

The Verdict Is In: Justice Ruth Baby Ginsburg Won Halloween This Year

I'm sure your baby's pumpkin, lion and pea pod costumes were super cute and all, but the winner of Halloween this year goes to the one and only "Ruth Baby Ginsburg." Halloween may have passed, but this child's legend lives on in the real Notorious RBG. (Note: This couldn't not be shared.) [via @NaamaHaviv]…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 3, 2014

Notorious RBG Talks T-Shirts With Her Face On Them & The Opera About Her

Our beloved Notorious RBG (also known to most of society as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), stopped by the 92nd Y in New York last weekend to chat with former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch and NPR's Nina Totenberg. She shared that she owns several Notorious RBG t-shirts and that she's very much…

By: Claire Hannum / October 24, 2014

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Kind Of Loves That We Call Her The Notorious R.B.G.

In her interview with Katie Couric this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg let us all know she's well aware of her internet fame and the Notorious R.B.G. tumblr that was created in her honor. She giggled a bit as she told Katie: There is a rap song, and there is one using the words from…

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can Drop And Give You 20

Happy belated birthday to Supreme Court Justice Bader Ginsburg!  There are so many reasons to love the two-time cancer survivor Justice: from her stance on reproductive rights, to holding it down as the solo woman on the court for three years (post-Sandra Day O'Connor, pre-Sonia Sotomayor). Yesterday March 19, The Washington Post revealed another endearing insight: the octogenaria…

By: Sarah Gray / March 21, 2013