Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away yesterday.
Despite being a star in law school, she wouldn’t be hired into a top law firm or be interviewed for a supreme court clerkship because she was a woman and, worse, a mother. She even had to hide her second pregnancy to seal an extension to her contract at Rutgers University.
Over the course of her ensuing career, she did her best to make sure doors weren’t unfairly closed for women that followed her.
And she did it with aplomb.
She will be missed.