Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Simple Speech Can Be Powerfully Persuasive

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was recently named a Top 10 Woman of 2012 by Glamour Magazine — not for her couture, though it’s great, but because, as journalist Dahlia Lithwick says, ”The America we live in has Justice Ginsburg’s fingerprints all over it.”

In this four-minute video from the PBS / AOL series “Makers,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks with humor and understated eloquence about her mind-boggling experience as a pioneering woman lawyer.


If a woman this brilliant (#1 in her Harvard Law class), this persistent (turned down by 14 law firms), and this influential favors straight-forward, unpretentious speech, maybe it’s time for the rest of us to try it!