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My hero has died

Saturday, September 19, 2020

good morning - I am sad this morning about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. As a high school junior, I was granted an interview with the Dean of the medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I was an honor student with dreams of becoming a doctor. I went into this interview - it was one my counselor at school made for me. she knew my desire to be a pediatrician. As the interview progressed, he told me over and over again that they do not admit women to our medical school. I asked do they apply - he said we had 3 applied this year, but they did not get in. We admit men because they do not leave the profession after they have children. We keep all our slots to men who can manage a full-time job without interruptions in their careers. It is a money issue. We spend a lot of money on each of our students. I was just heartbroken. I was great in math and sciences so I finally got into computers. Our country will miss Ruth Bader Ginsburg. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Isn't that terrible to squelch a dream based on gender. Ruth Bader Ginsburg certainly smashed a lot of glass ceilings, God bless her. And so telling that she was called @ the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

    37 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Powerful blog! Thank you. Yes, RBG was amazing.
    37 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Yes, we did lose a wonderful lady who always conducted herself properly, and took her position on the Supreme Court in total sincerity.
    37 days ago
    What a sad situation you found yourself in, unfortunately that attitude still prevails for many due to gender, race, economic status. She was a fighter and will be sorely missed, just when her knowledge and guidance is so sorely needed. emoticon
    38 days ago
    She was an amazing woman. What a fighter she was, both in her personal and her professional life.
    38 days ago
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