The internet wants to pull out ALL the stops to protect RBG after she broke three ribs
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka RBG, aka one of our last hopes in the Supreme Court) was admitted to the hospital today after falling in her office. It turns out that she broke three of her ribs and a chunk of the internet has entered into extreme panic mode. People are even offering to donate their own body parts to her and even though we’re well-aware that that doesn’t scientifically make sense, we’ll be right there in line with them.
According to a statement from the Supreme Court, Ginsburg experienced “discomfort” after she fell in her office. The 85-year-old went to George Washington University Hospital, where it was determined that she fractured three of her ribs and she was admitted for “observation and treatment.” So, this is awful and scary in and of itself. RBG’s fans are concerned not only for the justice’s well-being but also because she’s one of four democrats in the Supreme Court, where Republicans hold the majority.
Basically, people are experiencing just a whole lot of emotions right now.
WHOSE TURN WAS IT TO WATCH RUTH BADER GINSBURG GOD DAMMIT YOU IDIOTS
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) November 8, 2018
how have liberal activists not physically bubble wrapped RBG yet? https://t.co/CB1GIp0Zf4
— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 8, 2018
— meehannie (@meehannie1) November 8, 2018
Not that RBG needs any sort of security/personal keeper/witchcraft (have you seen her at the gym??) but people were offering up their services.
They were also offering up all their ribs. And their organs. Just whatever she needs, take it all.
I will donate all my ribs to RBG, any internal organs she needs too.
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) November 8, 2018
RT if RBG can have your ribs. pic.twitter.com/UaxvYzDXxZ
— Jeremy Dickey (@JeremyDDickey) November 8, 2018
Also, can we just note that Ginsburg literally BROKE her ribs and still was tough enough to just casually head home? The rest of us would be sobbing in the corner of our office, probably calling the police.
RBG falls in her office, gets up and goes home, middle of the night thinks, this doesn’t feel so hot, goes to the hospital, and discovers that she has THREE BROKEN RIBS.
She’s in the hospital but will be fine. Because she’s a fricking badass. #notorious
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin (@ECMcLaughlin) November 8, 2018
Ginsburg has reassured her worried fans multiple times that she’s going to stick to the court for as long as she can.“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said, per CNN, back in August. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” She added: “as long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it.”
And when RBG puts her mind to something, she does it. She’s successfully championed the fight for women’s rights, delivered fierce dissents in favor of equality, and fought hard against discrimination. Also, here she is at the gym, putting all of us to shame.
Get better soon, RBG. We’re all rooting for you, organ donation cards in hand.