Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks — two of rock's most important female voices — took time out to pay tribute to the late-Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Bader Ginsburg, the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died on September 18th from complications of pancreatic cancer.
Joan Jett posted on Instagram:
Yesterday we lost a woman who knew the meaning of perseverance, truth and righteousness. She paved the way for an infinite number of women and people in general. Ruth Bader Ginsberg broke through so many barriers and never let anyone tell her she couldn’t. She just did and did it with authenticity and grace. Rest In Peace Justice Ginsberg.
Stevie Nicks posted on Facebook:
She was my hero. She fought for me, and all women. I feel today very much like I felt on the night my own mother died. I feel like someone punched me in the stomach. My tears have not stopped since a friend tip toed into my room and said "Stevie, Ruth died." (No need for a last name. . .)
I so believed that she would live for a few more years. I wanted to meet her. I wanted to hold her hand and give her a huge hug and thank her for all she had done for women, and for all she would continue to do.
If I lived in Washington D.C., I would be standing on the steps of the Supreme Court with as many long-stemmed red roses as I could hold~ and a candle. I will light that white candle here, at my house, right now~ and I will go find the most beautiful rose in my back yard —
It is my great regret that I did not make the effort to go and try to meet her. As with all legends, you think they will live forever, so you will get there in time.
I did not get to meet her. I did not get to stand in her grace. What a loss. . .
She was a political rock star —
As a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the first female to be inducted twice, compared to 22 men having been inducted twice, I Stevie Nicks, induct Ruth Bader Ginsberg into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Life —
She was our girl —
Our champion —
Our finest example —
She was Ruth. . .