R.I.P. RBG. A WOMAN WITH MORE INTEGRITY IN HER LITTLE TOE
THAN ALL THE POWER-HUNGRY MEN TRYING TO REPLACE HER.
The Notorious RBG fought through 19 types of cancer, discrimination, gender inequities, pay inequalities, sexism, and more shit than I can name right now in my grief over her passing. And if you don’t get off the couch, or decide your conscience leads you to throw away your vote on a candidate that has no chance of winning, or think it’s too hard to fill out your ballot, or don’t want to find an early voting site, or want to write in Mickey Mouse in protest, or do all the other dumb shit people do during elections that I’ve forgotten as I mourn this 4’11” giant of the court to get out and vote, then you deserve to have all the rights and liberties that are about to be taken away from you, taken away from you. We live in the greatest democracy in the world, and it’s under attack! And if you can’t muster up 1/1000th of the strength Ruth Bader Ginsburg had in her pinky in order to help stop that attack, then God help you. Right now RBG is listening to a private concert in heaven by a lifetime of great opera singers. And I hope her friend Antonin Scalia is sitting next to her.
And as of yesterday, as if they weren’t already, 50 upcoming years of Supreme Court decisions, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, pay equity, environmental protections, civil rights, reproductive rights, and every right you take for granted, is on the ballot. And no one’s asking you to do one of RBG's legendary workouts, but she would simply ask you to do the most basic of exercises, and vote. And vote intelligently. Because that’s a muscle, voting, that if you don’t use, you will most definitely lose.
And if you don’t know, now you know.