Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not start from the top, she pushed herself beyond her own limits to get there.
Taking theaters by storm on December 25th, 2018 "The Basis of Sex" depicting the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the film we all needed this year. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most accomplished women in the world as she was born into time with minimal rights for women, yet a passion to do more and speak for those without a platform or a voice. In this world today, we all have rights yet we aren't finished yet in accomplishing what we would like to do on this earth.
This film did not only speak to women, yet it spoke to those who were passionate about matters that haven't been communicated on a wide spectrum or brought into the courts. RBG gives us hope in the realization that we are doing something although these laws haven't been made officially, the people of the world are rising and making a difference.
RBG inspires the change that we all seek and think is not occurring due to some of the negative issues occurring in the world. People are marching for their rights and speaking to others about missions and values that they share in order to make a bigger difference in the future. At times we forget that although these laws aren't being finalized in the courts, we are still doing something and creating change for the future generations of our world.
In the film, we are introduced to RBG's husband Martin and her daughter Jane, and son James who are all immersed in the same time frame of fighting for rights that should be granted to all. It was interesting to see how each of the children reacted to RBG and what she was doing besides being a mom with the cases and voice that she had. As she was evolving, Jane took a specific interest in her work and they became very close as Jane had a lot of opinions to voice as well. This established quite the connection between the two making Jane an even stronger role in the film as her mom inspired the change inside of her.
The evolution of their relationship shows that the more that we inspire others to create change due to our own fight for freedom, we can actually make these things happen. It's easy to lose hope today because of all of the difficulties occurring in the world as well as things not getting done, but we need to hold on to the now and what is happening because we are doing something and creating change even if it's in a classroom or an article.
We all have a voice and Ruth Bader Ginsburg did too, she didn't start from the top she pushed herself beyond her own limits to get there. Everyone on this earth has the same chance to do so, it doesn't matter where you come from, but where you are today and where you'll be tomorrow. Don't ever doubt yourself or create limits because you can create the change that you want to see in the world, so start whenever just like RBG did.
"We have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world, and it starts out with three words, 'We, the people.'"
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg