Happy birthday Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court Justice who has fought tirelessly for women's rights celebrates her 83rd birthday today. So why is she so badass? Here's why we love The Notorious RBG.
She's a game-changer.
She’s the first Jewish female justice to serve on the Supreme Court.
She loves love.
She is reportedly the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex wedding. In 2013, she presided over the union of Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and John Roberts, a government economist.
She reps for the ladies.
In 1970, she co-founded the first law journal in the U.S. to focus on women’s rights.
She makes friends with everyone.
She was friends with Justice Antonin Scalia, whose conservative views couldn't be more different than hers.
Her nickname is awesome.
The Notorious RBG--which has become a cultural phenom--was started by a student at NYU Law School. When the Tumblr of the nickname appeared, she asked her law clerks, "'What is this all about?' but I didn’t know about Notorious B.I.G. And then I discovered that we had at least one thing in common: we both grew up in Brooklyn.”
She's an independent woman.
“My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady. The other was to be independent. “