The Justice League we can totally get behind: LEGO ladies of the Supreme Court
Get ready to have your dreams come true: Someone has made a Ruth Bader Ginsburg LEGO and it is everything we’ve ever wanted.
Deputy Editor at MIT News Maia Weinstock has created a Lego set she calls the Legal Justice League, featuring the ladies of the Supreme Court. Along with the Notorious RBG, Weinstock made miniature homages to Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Sandra Day O’Connor. From her website:
“Celebrate women in law with the Legal Justice League! For 192 years, the constitutionality of United States law was decided by men alone. Then in 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Three women have since joined O’Connor in representing the female half of the U.S. population on the Supreme Court bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg(1993), Sonia Sotomayor (2009), and Elena Kagan (2010).”
Weinstock also made sets of the Supreme Court and the SCOTUS library, because she’s amazing and “to encourage girls and women to work towards high positions in the U.S. judicial system.” With only four women ever having served on the Supreme Court, that’s a crucial message to send to young girls.
According to the American Bar Association, women make up only 34% of those practicing law, and their representation drops in high ranking roles. Empowering women to seek those roles starts by making clear to young girls that they have a place in the legal profession, and how better to do that than with toys that reinforce their ability to reach the highest court in the nation?
The set is not available for purchase, but hopefully LEGO gets on this super fast and makes it a reality.
(Images via Maia Weinstock)