Beating sexism to rise to the top

Felicity Jones stars as American Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex.
Felicity Jones stars as American Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex.PHOTO: ENCORE FILMS
Felicity Jones stars as American Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex.
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg (above).PHOTO: REUTERS

On The Basis Of Sex is based on real-life Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who gave her blessing to make the film

In her 80s, American Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an unlikely pop-culture darling among liberals in the United States, especially millennials.

Because of her spirited disagreements with her conservative colleagues and history of fighting for disadvantaged groups, the 85-year-old has acquired a patina of cool unprecedented for a Supreme Court judge.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2019, with the headline 'Beating sexism to rise to the top'. Print Edition | Subscribe