Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no doubt about how well she does her job. In an interview with USA Today, Ginsburg said she’s “the hardest-working justice” on the Supreme Court today.
Bird’s Eye View
New York Philharmonic at Central Park, July 15, crowd estimate: 50,000
Thanks to all the Philharmonic fans who braved a New York City heat wave to join us for our Concerts in the Parks series this week throughout the boroughs. Keep the memories going with a commemorative 2013 t-shirt. While they last!
Gay male feminists, straight male feminists, woman feminists, non-binary feminists, non-feminists: read this right now.
Once in a while Thought Catalog stops posting lists about being a 20-something long enough to publish a piece that really is thought-provoking and compelling. This is one of those pieces. No summary will give it justice, so here are two examples from the list:
8. Facilitate a workshop on alternative menstrual products with your feminist friends at an LGBTQ conference.
Help explain the Diva cup, the sea sponge, and organic tampons to a packed classroom. Internally find this process deeply absurd, since you have never actually had a period yourself. During the Q&A, listen to a man explain that since he started transitioning, he has a conflicted relationship with his period. Suddenly realize that trans men have periods, and that having a gendered body is way more complicated than you had ever imagined. Be proud to be part of your community.
9. At the same conference, walk into an elevator full of people with a bisexual friend and overhear them talking loudly about how bisexuality doesn’t exist.
Feel awful. Know she feels worse. Realize that the gay community is not as welcoming to some people as it is to you. Wish, too late, that you had said something. Realize that it is your job to say something, and not hers.
Slowly start calling people out when they say fucked up things. Struggle with this. Create awkward silences. Keep doing it anyway. Get annoyed when gay men are snide about lesbians or say that vaginas are disgusting. Be appalled at how often this happens. Become somewhat disenchanted with gay bars, and spend less time in them.
I’m in awe. Thoughts?