SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked to me about her 35 page Hobby Lobby dissent. Watch the full interview here.
And why architects need to do more to ensure women’s reproductive rights
The SCOTUS ruling serves yet another blow to those hoping to provide safe and accessible reproductive health services to women. While other building types have benefited from the expertise of architects when addressing public safety issues—think, for instance, of the architectural interventions around safety, wayfinding, and crowd control at hospitals, federal buildings, courthouses, and stadiums—reproductive health care clinics rarely see that kind of design support. Clinics are left to fend for themselves and, as a result, are forced to create ad hoc buffer zones where architectural and legislative options have failed to deliver.
“The study showed that Supreme Court judges with at least one daughter were more likely to vote in favor of women’s rights than judges who had no children at all or who had only sons.”
“Today [Equal Pay Day] marks a pregnant pause in the progress and optimism that characterizes this great nation.”