SLP Girls United remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Club carries on her legacy


Jaida Puentes

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, deceased Supreme Court Justice who fought for the rights of American women.

Isabel Nathan

St. Louis Park Girls United, a new student-led club, is a weekly club dedicated to educating students about current events and social issues regarding women. On Oct. 30, they held their second meeting which focused on the life accomplishments of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a recently deceased Supreme Court judge who played a major role in women’s rights. 

Junior and Co-President Ella Rother said Girls United aims to influence girls through education, advocacy and unity. 

“There’s so much negativity in the world – whether it’s coming from men or women,” Rother said. “Any way we can empower and inspire as many girls as we can is important.”

According to senior Gabbie Kruse, former Justice Ginsburg was influential because she spent her life fighting for women.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was at the forefront of so many issues and she stood for so much, which is so inspirational,” Kruse said. “Hopefully women and men look up to that and see how much women can do for our country.”

“Hopefully women and men look up to that and see how much women can do for our country.”

— Gabbie Kruse

Girls United is open to all students who want to learn more about women’s rights and gender equality. Freshman Zoe Ziessman said she was interested in joining the club to learn more about current social issues. 

“I knew who Ruth Bader Ginsburg was, but I learned more of the things she did and more in-depth about her, which was really cool,” Ziessman said.

According to Rother, Girls United hopes their club shows to incoming freshmen girls that Park has a welcoming and supportive environment.

“This is just sending them a good message, coming into the school knowing that there’s this huge community of girls that love each other. I wish I had something like that coming into high school,” Rother said.

The next virtual meeting is planned for Oct. 7 with the topic being the Latinx community. If you want to learn more, visit the St. Louis Park Girls United Instagram page or the Girls United website.