“Better b!tch than mouse”

CCP Enrichment Long VersionIn 1959, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) graduated top of her law school class at Columbia after transferring from Harvard. (Around a decade later, she’d become her alma mater’s 1st tenured female law prof.)
At Harvard, she was 1 of 9 women, surrounded by the ~600 men that comprised the rest of her class. According to a classmate, “when Ginsburg heard that this man had reported that her nickname at Harvard was ‘bitch’, “Ginsburg looked up and said, ‘better bitch than mouse.'”

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