Notorious RBG


Unter all den never ending crazy Nachrichten mal was Schönes. The reason why Notorious R.B.G. could… die Lösung zum Gender Thema: true love. ,May Every Woman Find Her Marty Ginsburg’. Danke an meinen Freund Harvey fürs Finden. Und: die Vogue hat immer Recht, nicht nur beim Jahreshoroskop.



// Notes CB:

All too often women are marrying their glass ceilings.


It’s become increasingly clear that Marty was Ruth’s not-so-secret weapon; … that she may never have been able to reach her full, glorious and iconic potential had she not had a husband who ranked her career as equal to his own.


,He was the only boy I ever knew.…who cared that I had a brain.’ She fell in love with his mind, too.


They reportedly read Tolstoy and Dickens aloud to one another – a real-life fairy tale for the bookish among us.


The Ginsburgs hitched their wagons to each other’s stars.


Cooking was not a chore for Marty, but a love language.


What feels rare is not that Ruth made sacrifices for their marriage, but that Marty made them, too.


,I have been aided by my life’s partner, Martin D. Ginsburg, who has been, since our teenage years, my best friend and biggest booster.’


Ruth’s ascent to Supreme Court Justice meant eclipsing her husband at the very top of their shared field, but he showed no evidence of having a fragile ego. ,The thing about Marty was that he had such confidence in himself and he never regarded me as any kind of a threat.’


On each clerk’s birthday, Marty would bake a cake – almond or chocolate, sometimes ginger, lemon, or carrot. Ruth would leave a to-the-point note: ‘It’s your birthday, so Marty baked a cake. ’


Sixty-six years after the Ginsburgs married, the world still needs more Martys.


Every aspiring Ruth deserves one: a man who doesn’t just support her in theory but in practice; who loves her brain and knows his way around the kitchen. Ruth’s legacy is certainly a beacon for us, but Marty’s should be too.


Shortly before Marty’s death in 2010, he wrote a letter on a legal pad and left it in the drawer next to his hospital bed. It read: ,My dearest Ruth, you are the only person I have loved in my life.’ … ,What a treat it has been to watch you progress to the very top of the legal world.’



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Five Feet Tall but Towering Over All of Us: A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg


// Notes CB:

,My mother told me two things constantly,’ Ginsburg often said. ,One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.’


Martin, she often said, was her biggest cheerleader. ,I had a life partner who thought my work was as important as his. And I think that made all the difference for me, and Marty was an unusual man. In fact, he was the first boy I knew who cared that I had a brain.’


…remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has.

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