David Hollier

Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Text: My Own Words), 2021
Acrylic on Board
23 x 17 in
$3,500
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"Feminism I think the simplest explanation, and one that captures the idea, is a song that Marlo Thomas sang, 'Free to be You and Me.' Free to be, if you were a girl—doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Anything you want to be. And if you’re a boy, and you like teach- ing, you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that’s OK too. That notion that we should each be free to develop our own talents, whatever they may be, and not be held back by articial barriers—manmade barriers, certainly not heaven sent.” The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When the government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a full adult human responsible for her own choices. When I'm sometimes asked 'When will there be enough (women on the Supreme Court)?' and my answer is: 'When there are nine.' People are shocked. But there've been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that." - Ruth Bader Ginsberg