Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg
On the 18th of September 2020, the world lost a historically inspirational woman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Co Gear would like to pay tribute to this truly amazing figure, who fought for the rights of women her whole life. If we had known her personally, we would have got along like a house on fire.
This was a woman who lived in alignment with her true self and beliefs, standing up for women in the face of adversity and advocating for societal change. In the 50’s she was a mother and a student at Harvard Law where she one of nine females in her male dominated class of 500 pupils. In the 60’s she struggled with finding work due to gender discrimination. The jobs she did find paid substantially lower because she was, you guessed it, a woman. This was the reality back then and Ruth made it her mission to find equality between men and women. We would also like to add that not only did she give a voice to women, but fought for the rights of men on numerous occasions as well.
Without relaying her entire life story, which can be found through many informative google articles, Co Gear would like to recognise the work this woman has done and the path she has paved for us to follow. The second woman to grace the U.S. Supreme Court, she served for 27 years, winning many arguments in the favour of women’s rights. Behind her career she was faced with the passing of family and her husband, alongside her own fight with cancer. Nonetheless, she persevered. She was a mother, a wife, a jurist, an author and an icon. She was transparent in her personal life, allowing us to get to know her and now grieve her.
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In our own advocacy for women’s rights, workplace inclusion and the end of gender discrimination, we will continue to learn from Ruth’s trail blazing leadership and courage. She’s a true reminder of our “why” here at Co Gear and someone we will never forget.