Every single day that passes by, we see women’s rights become more and more respected and recognized. Over time, we have seen exceptional women that have done wonders for the women’s rights promotion. One of such women is the noble Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This exceptional woman has been a pioneer for gender equality throughout her distinguished career, something even Zambia as a whole hasn’t quite been measuring up to.
Throughout her younger life, Ruth suffered the effects of sex discrimination. From not being considered for best in school, through to not being considered for jobs, to being treated as less of an employee at work simply because she was a woman in a man dominated field – Law. Because of the experiences she had from being discriminated against based on her gender, she was led to start a campaign for gender equality. Now, while Zambia was sitting with arms folded, Ruth was spearheading the gender equality movement. Unlike what Ruth did in America, Zambia kept its prejudice for hard working women and discrimination against them for longer than it should have. While doors were being opened to black women in America, Zambian women continued to be confined to the kitchen, to care for the home and to and receive only the most basic education.
This exceptional woman took on many legal cases that when completed improved the respect and recognition of women’s rights in different avenues of life as well as well as opened a gateway for bigger better opportunities for the women then all the way to now. It’s quite clear to see that what Ruth was doing is quite the contrary to Zambia’s approach to getting women’s rights to sit at the high tables too.