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Ruth Bader Ginsberg is five feet and one inch of all-around toughness. She’s been one of our favorite women for quite some time. What’s not to love about the icon who has fought for women’s rights for nearly 60 years and has no intention of stepping down from the bench at the spry age of 81? And while some wines and cheeses may mellow with age, not so for our Ruth. Her dissent in last week’s Hobby Lobby case was 35 pages of fine legal writing blended with a healthy helping of controlled rage.
The internet, in all its bountiful, weird glory, has turned the tiny living legend into a meme, a song, nail art, and of course, an amazing Tumblr… plus plenty of stylish ways to show your love for, yes, the Notorious R.B.G.
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NYU Law Student Shanna Knizhnik started the Notorious R.G.B Tumblr nearly one year ago, and it’s still as amazing and hilarious as ever. Get down with R.B.G. and purchase this tee—there’s a direct link from Knizhnik’s Tumblr page, and I love the idea of the T-shirt proceeds supporting the busy law student/meme creator.
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But, oh, the options abound. The typeface! The Biggie crown! The racerback option! I’m sold.
THE FRILL SILHOUETTE
The design is flawless, the tagline is hilarious, and all proceeds support Planned Parenthood. But act fast—there are only HOURS left in the campaign. (P.S. How great is it that the model is a man? Dudes, thanks for having our backs on this.)
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Frankly, this just says it all.
When wearing this shirt you may have fantasies of hanging out with this crew. That's encouraged. (Shoutout to Irin Carmon who introduced us to this beauty.)
THE EMBROIDERED UTERUS WALL HANGING
(1) I love this, and (2) I love this, and (3) I can guarantee you that these supplies were purchased at any craft store other than Hobby Lobby. Plus, Etsy seller cookoorikoo will donate $18 from each sale to her local Planned Parenthood!
THE GREETING CARD GODDESS
The ruling is in: I’m mailing my next crush this “I’d Like To Court You” card.
THE ‘STOP IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE’
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And then, there was that time someone re-imagined Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Kagan as legendary Motown group the Supremes. Because OF COURSE they did. (And now, I’m picturing the three of them on karaoke night. I’d be willing to bet they could pull off an incredible “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” Dedicated to Justice Scalia, perhaps?) If you haven't yet, by the way, be sure to check out Justice Sotomayor's dissent, which all three female justices cosigned.
Photo: Gaby Wilson
It's not real (yet), but, come on.