- Nov 10, 2016
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This Woman's Little-Known 1972 Case Could Have Reframed Abortion History
A year before Roe v. Wade, Susan Struck and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appealed to the Supreme Court for body autonomy.
And when it comes to gender equality, there she also fought for men, not just women. In the past if you were a stay at home dad and your wife worked and she died, neither you or your children could collect on her Social Security. The administration's reasoning was that the man was the bread winner and thus neither he nor his children needed his wife's Social Security. Ginsburg pointed this and several other ways men were discriminated against by society to the "boys" on the court, and the rules were changed.
So the idea by conservatives that Ginsburg was an uppity woman who only thought about abortion rights and women is wrong, but of course Trumpsters will not believe.