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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was a Fighter, But I Feel Defeated

RBG’s death is about more than her slipping away. It feels like American women are losing our grip as well.

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When my 10-year-old daughter asked why I was crying, I couldn’t do much else but put my face in my hands — a weak attempt to hide my hurt from a kid who has already seen her parents at their…

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Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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