Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg - On sex discrimination.

Lynn GilbertComment

Ruth-Bader-Ginsburg-wborder-WEB"I was teaching law at Rutgers University in the late sixties when sex discrimination complaints began trickling into the New Jersey affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. Those complaints were referred to me because, well, sex discrimination was regarded as a woman’s job. At the same time my students wanted to put on a Law Day program about sex discrimination and the law, a subject I had not studied in a disciplined way at the time (1968-69). I repaired to the library and spent the better part of a month reading every article written and every published federal case in the area since the nation’s start. That was not an awesome task by any means. There was so little, it was amazing how little. In all that time there wasn’t as much as is produced in one year nowadays." Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- Particular Passions: Talks With Women Who Shaped Our Times, by Lynn Gilbert. For a limited time enjoy a complimentary chapter of Particular Passions, the oral biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who continues to contribute to civil and women’s rights as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

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