On the Basis of Sex: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Mary Simon

Supreme Court Judge, exercise enthusiast, opera lover, advocate for equality, mentor to hundreds of female attorneys, role-model for many women—Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) strikes fear and wonder into the hearts of many. This list views her through a variety of different lenses.

  • The RBG Workout

    2017 by Johnson, Bryant

    Bryant Johnson serves as Judge Ginsburg's personal trainer and she is a dedicated workout enthusiast! A well-illustrated manual with loads of suggestions so you can perform the feats at home (if you don't belong to a gym or health club). Full disclosure, if you do have membership in a gym, and attend Body Pump or weight/training classes, these exercises will be familiar to you. Inspiring!

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  • Notorious RBG in Song

    2018 by Michaels, Patrice

    Cedille Records (a Chicago label) presents a vocalist who is no stranger to the Chicagoland area- vocalist Patrice Michaels who conceived of the project. Accompanied on piano by Kuang-Hao Huang, the various pieces serve as interpretations of various stages of GInsberg's career, life, accomplishments, personal challenges, and losses. This is perhaps the most unique approach to all things RBG yet.

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  • Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    2015 by Carmon, Irin

    This book has become a classic since it focuses on Ginsberg personal and private life, the struggles and triumphs in the realm of equality and women's rights which she has championed. Poignant, insightful, and a great recommendation for young people—not just for those thinking of a legal career.

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  • Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

    2015 by Hirshman, Linda R.

    This book focuses on Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg—the two first women to serve on the Supreme Court. It presents their stories, their interpretations of law, and the paths they took to arrive at their decisions. Extremely engaging and captivating.

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  • Rbg (DVD)


    This documentary premiered at the Sundance 2018 Film Festival and introduces audiences to the life of Ginsberg from birth to the current moment. Intense and serious, it nevertheless allows audiences to glimpse what this remarkable woman achieved throughout her life and career. Playing in theaters during the summer of 2018 and soon to be released on DVD.

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  • My Own Words

    2016 by Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

    Selective speeches and writings of Justice Ginsberg from her long and prolific writing career. Of particular interest to me was the section on looking to other countries/cultures and their legal system and traditions, in order to better interpret U. S. law.

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