Joan Ruth Bader (Bader Ginsburg’s maiden name) was born in the Flatbush area, Brooklyn, New York, in 1933 and is the son of a Jewish immigrant couple. At the age of 17, Ruth suffered from the pain of her mother passing away from cancer.
In 1954, Ms. Ruth graduated from Cornell University and married Mr. Marty Ginsburg and changed her name to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. When she was pregnant with her first child, Bader Ginsburg was demoted from the social security office. In the 50s of the last century, it was still quite common to discriminate against pregnant women. This caused Ms. Bader Ginsburg to completely conceal her second pregnancy. The female judge is admired by half of America
In 1956, Ms. Bader Ginsburg was one of nine women enrolled in Harvard Law School. She later transferred to Columbia Law School in New York. Despite being in the group with the highest achievement in her class, Ms. Bader Ginsburg had difficulty finding a job. Ms. Bader Ginsburg said law firms in New York City were reluctant to hire her at the time because she came from a woman background, had children and Jewish descent.
Ms. Bader Ginsburg later became a professor at Rutgers Law School in 1963 and co-founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Federation (ACLU). In 1973, Ms. Bader Ginsburg assumed the responsibility of head of legal department of ACLU.