This is a book I should have read much sooner than I did. I only knew RBG as the a liberal member of the Supreme Court who wrote incredible dissents and for some reason shot towards fame late in her life. This book explains why that happened and makes me wonder why it didn’t happen sooner. RBG was and absolutely incredible person and I find myself far more like her than I ever would have imagined. This book serves as an abbreviated biography of why she became the Notorious RBG and it makes me want to read even more about her. I want all of my kids to read this book as soon as they are old enough. I really only knew RBG as a Supreme Court Justice but her work in the 1960s and 70s truly changed America for the better. She fought sex discrimination but was so tactical and methodical about in a way the really belies her true genius. A passage that stands out to me was that she thought Roe v. Wade was argued too soon which did not sound like the RBG I’d heard about. She was a feminist and all for women’s rights and of course she supported it, all of which are true but really fail to reflect the truth. She wanted equality regardless of gender and tried cases arguing against unjust laws in favor of single fathers, but I digress. If I recall correctly, RBG wanted to work towards the legalization of abortion but did not feel that the necessary precedents had been set and that in the future it could be challenged as a result. It certainly seems prophetic now. She understood that change, while necessary, needed to happen incrementally, at least as far as the law is concerned. I also LOVED reading about her relationship with her husband Marty. I want to be a Marty.
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