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Etsomnia™ 286: Ruthless


Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Two weeks ago, we lost my idol, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As only the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, RBG spent much of her career fighting for gender equality, and had a big hand in so many of the rights that women enjoy today. I wanted to use this week’s Etsomnia™ to pay tribute to our champion in as lighthearted a way as I could. Even though practically everyone confuses her dissent collar and her favorite collar, I still found a lot of wonderful stuff!

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RBG costume for your goose, complete with collar and gavel. Because Etsy.
One of my favorite RBG quotes on a beautiful mask! By JakyungokBoutique
Oh, brother.
This is fantastic! By Ideatrend
Does this look to anyone else like a voodoo doll?
So cute! Aren’t all babies born to dissent? By WhiteCrayonCreations
Cute from a middle-schooler. Less cute from an adult who expects to be paid.
What a magnificent quilled (actual) dissent collar! By QuantumArtistic
Just no.
Another favorite RBG quote. By RockWpapArt
Bless her heart.
How adorable! By LemonLoops
Sometimes, I just don’t know.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 286: Ruthless

  1. Seems during the years there have been female leaders. Joan of Arc is one of them. RBG was one of them. Yes, she did a lot for today’s females that they will probably never know or understand. In my 80 years on this planet, I have seen a lot of things change. I wonder at times if the Internet really is a good thing. I think the Internet has changed this world far more than anything else. Did it change it for better or worse can be debated? It sure has made my life a lot more interesting. No matter who replaces her they will have huge shoes to fill. Hal

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    • Like most new technologies, I think the internet has its good features and its bad ones (though I’m not entirely clear on what it has to do with women’s rights). I miss RBG already.


      • Prior to the Internet, we were never aware of a lot of news that we are today. Prior to the Internet, I never read any opinion by RBG or any other Court member like I do today. They might have been stuck in some dark corner of the local Public Library. Today thanks to the Internet, I have read or looked at a lot of opinions by RBG. A very interesting lady who had a strong feeling. I don’t agree with some of my own opinions a time later so I didn’t agree with all of her opinions but she did stand strong for rights. I think regardless of sex or color. Really a brilliant lady. Prior to the Internet, all I knew was her name. Hal

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      • Oh, I see. You’re right. I worked in law most of my life, so even if they weren’t readily available, I’m sure I would have found and read the Court’s opinions. I’m an especial fan of hers.


  2. My grief over her loss is still pretty raw so I am not sure I am in a good enough state of mind to deal with RBG depicted as a mutant chicken. I have enjoyed seeing all of the dissent collar and lace jabot tributes to her.

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    • I’m there, too, especially in light of Thomas and Alito taking a baseball bat to the Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. As if 2020 wasn’t rough enough, now I get to panic about losing federal recognition of my marriage. Believe me, I am not feeling glib or hopeful about any of this. I really struggled about whether or not to do an Etsomnia post about RBG, but finding things to laugh about is my best method of coping with the unthinkable. And boy, is there ever a lot of that right now. XO

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      • I find laughter to be the only medicine these days…so please help us to laugh on! The effort to cope via laughter in no way diminishes the loss of the Notorious RBG. However, I respect that some might simply not be ready to laugh yet, and with them I share my tears. It is a fine line to tread Donna, and I think you do it very well.

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      • You’re very kind. Of course, I respect Laura’s feelings. I think we understand each other.

        I really do struggle with finding the right tone. I know I’m not always successful, but I do my best.

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    • Something weird happened to your comment while I was trying to respond. It has disappeared, but I wanted to say I didn’t take your comment amiss, and I’m feeling the same. XO

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  3. I opted for the lowtop Chuck Taylors:

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