By Chloe Cornell
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The “notorious” 84-year old Supreme Court Justice who has been an outspoken proponent for women’s equality throughout her extraordinary professional life, spoke out about her own #MeToo moments and how she has managed to be a women’s rights trailblazer throughout her life.
The influential Grammy-nominated singer delivered a powerful autobiographical poem titled “A Story Like Mine,” about her experiences with assault at the #Women’s March 2018 to a crowd in New York City.
Her pithy commentary on social media is always on point, but she was particularly extraordinary when she offered to pay the $100,000 fine McKayla Maroney would face for speaking at USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s trial and breaking her non disclosure agreement (NDA) with USA Gymnastics. She and her husband John Legend also donated $200,000 to the Time’s Up Foundation “on behalf of the heroic gymnasts of the USA Gymnastics Team.”
The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Olympic captain not only bravely faced her abuser, former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar in court, but is demanding an overhaul to the USA Gymnastics and USA Olympic organizations as well as Michigan State University. Raisman wants everyone involved in the sexual abuse scandal affecting at least 150 child athletes to be held accountable, and prevent abuse from ever happening again. Since speaking out, the United States Olympic Committee has forced the entire board of USA Gymnastics to resign, and both the Michigan State president and athletic director have since resigned.