Make Way For the Famous Women Leaders of the 1960s!

From Civil Rights Activists to entertainers these women leaders of the 1960s are remarkable in every way and paved the way for womanhood as we know it!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsberg
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During the 1960s, the now iconic Ruth Bader Ginsburg faced many struggles within the patriarchal society that is the American law. In 1960, she was recommended by a Harvard Law dean to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. However, he rejected her based on the fact that she was a woman. She faced constant difficulties because she was not a man, including being told she was going to be paid less because she was married to a man who had a good salary.

She became a law professor at Rutgers and was one of merely twenty other women who were law professors nationwide. Ruth has gained notoriety in recent years, particularly with young feminist women. She is revered as an icon, particularly for her more liberal stance within the Supreme Court.