Friday, September 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–2020)

[Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1977. Photograph by Lynn Gilbert. From Wikimedia Commons. Notice the poster for Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf.]

This year of nightmares just got much worse: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87” (The New York Times).


There’s now an obituary from the American Civil Liberties Union.

comments: 2

Fresca said...

2020 is proving with a vengeance that what Molly Ivins said is true:
"It can always get worse."

But there's a rider:
“We should be cheerful about the here and now on the principle that it can always get worse, and then we will never have been cheerful at all.”

Michael Leddy said...

That makes (strange) sense!

I think of Edgar from King Lear: “The worst is not / So long as we can say ‘This is the worst.’”