ruth ginsberg

The Jewish religion is an ethical religion. That is , we are taught to do right, to love mercy, do justice, not because there’s gonna be any reward in heaven or punishment in hell. We live righteously because that’s how people should live and not anticipating any reward in the hereafter.

Justice Ruth Ginsberg

Dear Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,

How are you doing? You getting sleep? Eating your vegetables? I can send you some vitamins if you’d like. Would you like that? Would you like me to make a dark pact with the underworld on your behalf? I’m sure I can talk to some witches; they are historically pro-choice. 

I’m thinking of sending over a gift card for a fish supplier. Are you getting your fatty omega-3′s? Just don’t eat anything undercooked, okay. 

I’ll get back to you on the witches. 

jodie foster is friends with and defends mel gibson, and ruth bader ginsberg didn’t care enough about queer rights, women’s rights, and black lives matter to NOT be friends with scalia. stop valorising privileged white women: that’s not adult or responsible, that’s normalising and accepting abusive bigotry.

anonymous asked:

until your IRC prompt fill, I had no idea who Ruth Ginsberg was. (shame on me) When I googled her, I was utterly amazed. This is how I learn more from fandom than from actual school. She is also from Brooklyn, did you know? (Does Steve know?)

I knew a fair amount about her but no, I hadn’t known she was from Brooklyn before getting the prompt. She’s pretty amazing to read about. Women’s rights still have a ways to go everywhere but Law is one of the worst in terms of how they treat women. When she entered law school in 1956 she was asked how she could justify taking a seat away from a “qualified man”, and I believe Hillary Clinton got the same question fifteen years later. That Ginsburg got where she is stands as a testament to her brilliance and courage. 

It’s why I wanted Steve to say it was an honor to meet her first – I really wanted to make a point that a war hero and superhero understood that when he shook her hand he was shaking the hand of someone who was objectively admirable, deserving of his awe. 

anonymous asked:

So I don't know much about politics. I never cared and wasn't of age before this election. I keep seeing stuff about impeachment and I know it can't not happen but I've also read up on pence and he is a scary man. I guess my question is can there be a double impeachment? can a vice president even be impeached before becoming president? and what else can I and anyone else do to see that pence doesn't become president after trump is impeached?

as scary as pence is (and holy fucking god is he scary), i don’t think he is as dangerous as trump, because pence (while definitely a frightening figure) is not as volatile and doesn’t seem as easily manipulated by nazis. 

…my god the bar is so low the bar is so low

next in the line of succession would be the speaker of the house, which is paul ryan, so a double impeachment would actually not solve our problems.

also, pence reads more like a boring “regular politician”. in some ways, that might let him get away with more because it’s easier for him to pass off his terribleness as reasonable. but he can’t command the cult of personality that trump can, which means, i think, less of an immediate danger in the “are we becoming a fascist state” front.

look, make no mistake, pence is horrible. he is terrifyingly anti-lgbt and an outspoken enemy of abortion rights to a degree that hurts my head if i think about it too long and in indiana he’s known as the guy who ruined indiana. but i think he is less likely to, like, blow up our planet if another country insults his fingers or something.

sweet jesus the bar is so low it is unreal how low the bar is lord deliver us

i think the dream scenario is: we impeach trump, trump gets booted, the far-right congress members get real nervous and are forced to tone shit down a little, pence attempts to return the republican party to its former “respectability” (meaning he tries to make all the hate like 50% subtler which accomplishes little but gives shitheads like bannon the boot if only because pence can see how bad it looks), he is a terrible president but fails to destroy the country and ultimately doesn’t have the “brand recognition” to energize trump’s base, the left stay energized & get more organized, and the general population is so damn tired of anything associated with trump that he is voted out in 2020 on a wave of liberal wins that puts us in a better spot in the house and senate. (also in this scenario, ruth bader ginsberg is an immortal highlander.)

anyway, step one is we impeach trump. or actually, since impeachment begins in the house of representatives and is i believe carried out by the senate, step one is probably to turn out in droves to the midterm elections and do everything we can to flip the house and senate, because i don’t think we can count on a gop-controlled congress to grow enough of a spine to get the job done.

can you all do me a favour and PLEASE stop celebrating your favourite rich politician for acting in a way that conforms with basic ethics?

I understand how low our standards have been driven and I understand how that happened, but when you guys are joyfully shouting
“PANTSUIT NATION!” or “NOTORIOUS RBG!” or “KAMALA HARRIS🙏🏼”
you’re ignoring and obscuring the HARM these women have done in favour of celebrating the bare minimum they’re doing at their jobs. I get it! no one else is doing th bare minimum and we’re grateful.

but Hillary Clinton supported and enacted murderous policies, is racist, used slave labour in the arkansas governor’s mansion, blahblahblah.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg: low-key racist, thinks Black people needa stop protesting, was friends with Antonin Scalia. Explain to me how you can value human lives and respect the lives of the people in your charge while being buds with someone who DOES NOT value any lives but those of straight cis white people. Explain!

and Today’s Fave Kamala Harris has done some great stuff but her record on sex work, that heated nexus of reproductive politics, immigration/border policies, minimum wage, affordable housing, labour protections (and the lack thereof), healthcare, &c–

is abysmal. she supports and enforces laws that get vulnerable and marginalised people RAPED AND KILLED.

when i see you celebrating her, it’s hard to remember that you’re celebrating her for the basic stands she’s taking in a time of extreme cowardice and moral bankruptcy.
to me it feels like you’re writing us all off because it feels nice to celebrate the bare minimum.

RBG is going to live forever

“The bench is now my porch. I’m gonna sit on it all day and scream ‘No!! Get out of my yard!’“

“I’ve hidden horcruxes in all the Talbotses in the DC metro area”

“Hey Mike Pence, sorry ya looked at Magnum PI once and ya got a quarter-chub and you’ve been haunted by it ever since. And that’s a Gay GinsBurn”

I just really want to talk about this sketch because I needed to see it after her Hillary Hallelujah. HH is the mourning song we all need, and it shone a light on all the painful cracks in our hearts. And this? This is the joyful rallying cry our souls need.

We will not back down. They cannot take our fire, our love, or our humor. This skit is where Kate reminds us of this. We see her laugh, dance, be goofy. We see her mourn, and then passionately be her joyful, playful self. She reminds us that we are beings of light and shadows cannot live in our souls. We will unapologetically glow and fuel the light in each other through connection, empathy, humor, and joy. We will be tender and goofy and playful. Fighting against bullies who want us to hate ourselves as much as they hate themselves, we will love ourselves and each other. That is how we fight because that is how we live.