What an amazing human being. RIP RBG! And yes, worst year EVER!
I am devastated by this news. She tried so hard to hold on bc she knew how so very important she was to so many people and for so many issues.
She should have retired in 2015 when Obama could have replaced her. Now we are all screwed.
someone wrote that what's so heartbreaking is she never got a chance to rest. she had to just hang on until the bitter end bc she had no choice. she must have been so sick and felt so bad.
@Anonymous I see it differently, in that she knew how incredible and important she was to the rights of so many. So I ultimately think she took her oath seriously and took pride in the knowledge that she did an amazing job upholding our rights. She is also leaving an amazing legacy that will never be forgotten, ever. I don't think that's sad at all.
@SuperMom yup - it’s frankly a great way to go - knowing you left helping people get their rights
Gutted. Never felt so heartbroken over a death of a person I never knew.
I am so heartbroken too. She was amazing, what a loss for our country. Unfortunately her life's work is at stake now, and our children's futures too.
I'm not heartbroken. Should have resigned in 2015.
The fact that she failed to predict and outmanoeuver the unprecedented unravelling of democratic norms that has occurred in the last five years, does not make her death any less heartbreaking. Being prescient is not a precondition for being mourned.
It’s sad. But she was 87 and lived an accomplished life fighting for women’s rights. She was instrumental in getting women wheeler we are today. It’s a time to celebrate her life and work IMO. However, I am so confused by the SAHMs at DC’s school WhatsApp yesterday. They SAHMs whose DH’s check their credit card bills, who are financially dependent on DHs, are the ones who posted crying emojis the most. Didn’t RBG exemplify female independence? What her motivation in life to accomplish equality? Yet the women who live in archaic relationships are the ones who mourn the most? It’s ironic IMO - or: maybe they witness first hand how inequality and dependence affects women’s lives?
@Anonymous I have decided that a man checks his wife’s cc bill? Where did you read that? The wife posted this information on WhatsApp. And RBG’s motto in life was to be independent and I teach my own children the same, just like my mother taught me.
So one mom posts this about her controlling husband and you generalize this to all SAHMs. You are a total jackass. Lol!
@MidtownMom God, you’re defensive. Be proud of your choices and let others have their opinions.
It's an incredible loss. I like to think she is probably so happy to be with her Marty again.
Incredibly accomplished woman, but she was 87 and had had cancer multiple times. Was it all that unexpected?
Does it have to be unexpected to be sad to people?
@Anonymous This. She was a role model and inspiration to a lot of people, so it's sad that she's gone, regardless of age and health status.
Then there's the extra level of sadness that after holding on bravely for so long and getting so close to seeing out 45's term, she passes with just six weeks to go, putting her legacy at risk.