2013: »I dissent« Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in 1993 2013 was a turning point in her
public reception: The majority of Supreme Court Justices had declared the laws that protect black voters obsolete. Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained her dissenting opinion with fiery words: »Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.« Her outrage went viral on the Internet; her sincere dissent was celebrated on YouTube & Co. In New York, 24-year-old legal student Shana Knizhnik founded her blog (in reference to rapper Notorious BIG) the »NOTORIOUS RBG« . The blog caught the attention of the national media within its first week of publication.
»No truth without Ruth!«
SISTERMAG 46 | 03 / 2019