Ginsburg’s impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds

FILE - Gloria Steinem at the 2019 Women's Media Awards in New York in this Oct. 22, 2019 file photo show. First as a litigator who fought tenaciously for the courts to recognize equal rights for women, one case at a time, and later as the second woman to sit on the hallowed bench of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a legacy of achievement in gender equality that had women of varied ages and backgrounds grasping for words this weekend to describe what she meant to them. “She was my teacher in so many ways,” said Gloria Steinem. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)

Adi Dougherty, age 6, live with her family in Washington DC. Last year pre-COVID, Adi’s DC Public School (DCPS) elementary school decided to celebrate the 100th day of school and encouraged all the children to dress up like “old people”. Adi didn’t want to look “old”. But she knows many accomplished women leaders and said she wanted to go as Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)

Hawa Sall, 20, poses in Riverside Park in New York City on Feb. 20, 2020. Sall says she was inspired by her admiration for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to attend Columbia University, where she is a junior studying human rights and planning to attend law school. Ginsburg, who died on Friday of complications from cancer, graduated from Columbia Law School. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)

People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

In this Oct. 29, 2015, photo provided by The Lower Eastside Girls Club, members of the club pose with author Shana Knizhnik, second from right, at a book launch event for "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg," by Irin Carmon and Knizhnik, in New York. Younger women and girls say they were inspired by the late justice's achievements, her intellect and her fierce determination as she pursued her career. (Allana Clarke/The Lower Eastside Girls Club via AP)

NEW YORK — Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, the workout videos. The “I dissent” T-shirts, the refrigerator magnets, the onesies for babies or costumes for cats. And yes, the face masks, with slogans like: “You can’t spell TRUTH without RUTH.”