Put simply, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a legend. When the Supreme Court justice of 27 years passed away in September of 2020, the loss of a giant was felt everywhere, and especially by women. Through sharing what she meant to us—"Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the only proof I'll ever need that superheroes don't wear capes"—or re-reading our favorite quotes by her, we all have different ways of mourning her and honoring the legacy she left behind.
Few people put it better than Felicity Jones: "Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us hope, a public figure who stood for integrity and justice—a responsibility she did not wear lightly," said Jones, who portrayed the powerhouse in the biopic On the Basis of Sex. "She will be missed not only as a beacon of light in these difficult times but for her razor-sharp wit and extraordinary humanity. She taught us all so much."
Ginsburg paved the way for women's rights and fought for us every single day of her life. But believe it or not, she didn't become a cultural icon until late in life. Here are some of the movies, TV shows, and books about her, so you can learn more about the justice's life and honor her everlasting legacy.
Inspired by the famous Tumblr page, its creator and Shana and award-winning journalist Carmon set out to create a book for the ultimate Ruth lover. It features archival photos, documents, and illustrations you've never seen, while also looking très chic on any coffee table.
There's no better way to get to know the trailblazer than from her autobiography. It features a collection of Bader Ginsburg's speeches, writings, and interviews dating all the way back to when she was just a teen. It's the ultimate history lesson.