6 intriguing facts about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

National History
When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court? Her answer: When there are nine. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress)

Ginsburg was an extra in two Washington National Opera productions – once in full costume with powdered wig and once as herself.

She failed her driving test five times.

Though Sandra Day O’Connor sat on the Supreme Court for 12 years before Ginsburg, there was no women’s bathroom until Ginsburg raised the issue.

She was a baton twirler in high school.

Her collars conveyed her opinion on a ruling – l ace reflected a majority opinion; mirrored necklace represented dissent.

Ginsburg hid her pregnancy under baggy clothes because it was considered a “temporary disability” during the 1960s for which women could be fired.

– Eve Lederman, The 100 Companies