In 2016, Ginsburg published her fifth book, My Own Words, and it was the first that she published as a Supreme Court justice. The book is a compilation of essays and speeches from throughout her career and includes her take on feminism.
She wrote, “Feminism…I think the simplest explanation, and one that captures the idea, is a song that Marlo Thomas sang, ‘Free to be You and Me.’ Free to be, if you were a girl—doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Anything you want to be. And if you’re a boy, and you like teaching, you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that’s okay too.”