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Classic Episode: The Notorious RBG


Supreme Court Justic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka The Notorious RBG, has become a pop cultural rock star for her judicial outspokenness on equality and reproductive rights. Cristen and Caroline delve into her incredible biography and what has propelled her recent popularity among young women.

Episode sources:

"Feminism's Last Line of Defense" by Michelle Goldberg. The Daily Beast. Oct. 06, 2009. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/10/07/feminisms-last-line-of-defense.html?cid=hp:mainpromo7

"Fox News Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg an Ignorant Misandrist" by Amanda Marcotte. Slate. Aug. 01, 2014. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/08/01/fox_news_calls_ruth_bader_ginsburg_a_misandrist_andrea_tantaros_and_eric.html

"Heavyweight" by Jeffrey Toobin. The New Yorker. March 11, 2013. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/03/11/heavyweight-2

"Here's the Supreme Court Decision in the Hobby Lobby Contraception Case." Mother Jones. June 30, 2014. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/06/supreme-court-hobby-lobby-ruling-document

"How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Most Popular Woman on the Internet" by Rebecca Traister. The New Republic. July 10, 2014. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118641/ruth-bader-ginsburg-memes-how-internet-fell-love-her

"Justices' Ruling Advance Gays; Women Less So" by Adam Lipnik. The New York Times. Aug. 04, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/us/as-gays-prevail-in-supreme-court-women-see-setbacks.html?partner=socialflow&smid=tw-nytnational&_r=2&referrer=

"Katie Couric: Exclusive Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Hobby Lobby Dissent" by Liz Goodwin. Yahoo. http://news.yahoo.com/katie-couric-interviews-ruth-bader-ginsburg-185027624.html

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Legal Information Institute. Cornell University. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/justices/ginsburg.bio.html

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg Loves Her Notorious Nickname, Knows About Biggie Now" by Kia Makarechi. Vanity Fair. Aug. 01, 2014. http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/07/ruth-bader-ginsburg-notorious-rbg-nickname

"Stop Telling Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Retire" by Emily Bazelon. Slate. Dec. 18, 2013. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2013/12/ruth_bader_ginsburg_s_retirement_stop_telling_the_supreme_court_justice.html

"The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg's Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision" by Dana Liebelson. June 30, 2014. Mother Jones. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/best-lines-hobby-lobby-decision

"The question facing Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Stay or go?" by Robert Barnes. The Washington Post. Oct. 04, 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/the-question-facing-ruth-bader-ginsburg-stay-or-go/2013/10/04/4d789e28-1574-11e3-a2ec-b47e45e6f8ef_story.html

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