RBG: What lies ahead


By Tomi Simmons 

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”  Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Her past clerks watched as her body was carried past the Supreme Court. The amount of respect and loyalty gave me chills. The day she died I cried. It was not because her life had not been lived to her fullest, but because of what is to come.  

 I am celebrating how much inspiration she has spread to women in America. I am part of a Facebook group that discusses Ginsburg and the new nominations, the amount of people who named their daughters Ruth, after the late Supreme Court Justice, is astounding. Many people are afraid for what is to come. I look forward to what is to come. Now we must continue to push boundaries through her legacy. We must protect what pertains to human rights.  

We must continue to stand for one another because that is what Ginsburg did throughout her life. The Supreme Court confirmation must come after the presidential inauguration in January because that is what happened in 2016. Following precedence is key to integrity. I am going to protest if this word is not kept. The American people must be able to decide the Supreme Court Justice as it pertains to which president will be elected. As President Trump’s first term comes to an end, and I hope it is his last, I hope whoever nominates the next Supreme Court Justice is honorable and respects the constitution as it is now.  

As a woman, I have to thank Ginsburg for the gender equality that has been accumulated through her work. She was a trailblazer who wants her legacy to continue; for people to push for their constitutional rights is the most Ginsburg thing to do. I hope her legacy lives on through the movement of the people