This bad-ass girl went to school as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for superhero day

8-year old feminist Michele Threefoot dressed up as the Notorious RGB for “Superhero Day” at her school.

Michele’s mother, Krista Threefoot told The Huffington Post the creative costume was all her daughter’s idea, “She and her sister aren’t really into Marvel superheroes, so I was just going to put them in Super-girl capes and masks. But while our family was talking about it, she told me she wanted to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So we went with it!”

The precocious 8-year old learned about the second of four women to serve on the Supreme Court from one of her favorite books, I Dissent Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark.

According to Threefoot, her daughter appreciated Bader Ginsburg’s struggles with prejudices and her fight for equality:

“The book talks a lot about the prejudices Ruth Bader Ginsburg faced as a child and about how she has worked her whole life to fight inequality in our country. Michele gets pretty passionate about unfairness, especially relating to girls and women, so the book’s message really stuck with her.”

Krista proudly posted a photo of her real-life superhero daughter to the popular Facebook group, Pant Suit Nation, as well as her personal page. She wrote:“It’s superhero day at school. Michele has been reading the heck out of I Dissent and decided to dress as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because she fights prejudice and injustice.”


RBG’s mini-me is going viral. In an email, RBG’s assistant reached out to the family to let them know the Supreme Court Justice loved the post and promised a hand-written note.

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