Show Off Your Opinion With Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Dissent Collar' Earrings
In addition to being a trailblazing women's rights activist and Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a pop culture icon. The Notorious RBG, as she has come to be known, has inspired a documentary and a biopic, a museum exhibit, and even action figures. Now fans can pay homage to the legend with their own pair of "dissent collar" earrings.
Ginsburg famously wears jabots—a frilly type of collar—when she dons her judge's robes. Years ago, she and fellow justice Sandra Day O'Connor made the decision to wear something that would set them apart from the tie-wearing men on the court, and since then, the distinctive neckwear has become something of a trademark for her.
Today, the collars are more than just a way to feminize attire originally designed for men—RBG uses them to signal what her opinion will be on decision days. She wears a lace collar with gold trim when she decides with the majority opinion and a mirrored bib necklace on days when she dissents.
Thanks to RBG's memorable dissents, the latter has become an icon. The online shop Dissent Pins has a whole collection of products inspired by her dissent collar. Along with the earrings, you can shop for dissent-collar pins, necklaces, tie bars, and cufflinks.
The earrings are available to order for $17.95, with 50 percent of the profits going toward the nonprofit organizations The Bronx Freedom Fund, International Refugee Assistance Project, and the Center for Reproductive Rights.