Irin Carmon

Irin Carmon is a staff writer at

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Can-Do Feminism

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In 1956, when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered Harvard Law School, her class of more than 500 students included nine women and one black man. Erwin Griswold, the school’s dean, summoned the nine women and asked each to answer a question: How could she justify taking a place that would otherwise have gone to a man?