Ruth Bader Ginsburg, global scrunchie icon: ‘My best scrunchies come from Zurich’

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 years old. I sometimes wonder if she or we will ever regret the fact that she didn’t retire when Obama was president, so he could replace her with another liberal lion. But as it is, Ginsburg is still fighting the good fight on the Supreme Court, even though she’s still mourning the passing of her favorite person and closest friend Antonin Scalia (I sh-thole you not). So what gets Ginsburg through the day? Scrunchies. International scrunchie shopping.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is finally opening up about her penchant for hair scrunchies. Aside from the signature black robe and lace doilies, Justice Ginsburg, 85, has made the scrunchie a staple in her wardrobe throughout her 24-year tenure as she continues to battle against gender discrimination and for women’s rights.

“I have been wearing scrunchies for years,” she told the Wall Street Journal in a recent interview during which she championed her go-to hair accessory.

“My best scrunchies come from Zurich. Next best, London, and third best, Rome,” Justice Ginsburg detailed.

However, she did admit that her international assemblage of hair ties is incomparable to her other accessories.

“My scrunchie collection is not as large as my collar and glove collections, but scrunchies are catching up,” the political powerhouse revealed.

[From People]

Some day I hope to be cool enough to say the words “My best scrunchies come from Zurich.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Internationally Notorious RBG and global scrunchie shopper and scrunchie advocate. I’m sure this would violate a million ethics rules, but surely there’s some scrunchie company out there which could give her a scrunchie-modeling contract?

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  1. Grace says:

    Lol. I share her love for a good scrunchie.

  2. Maum says:

    I don’t want to know the context. The quote alone is going to make me smile all day.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    Scrunchies are awesome when pineapple-ing curly hair!

  4. poppy says:

    bless her she could NOT retire during obama because look at what happened when he had to replace AS, we did without until republicans could have their way (and threw away a perfectly MODERATE replacement because they refused to let obama pick ANY seat) -that is why she could not and now can NEVER retire and bless her bless her bless her because I bet she is tired.
    she has to wait out a another conservative’s death and pray for a moderate replacement before she can begin to contemplate retiring.


    as a eyes bleeding liberal i hope everyone could please vote for people with common sense and a modicum of decency, regardless of party.

    • Save Mueller says:

      Yes yes, they stole that Supreme Court seat, no two ways about it. I saw a Trump supporter on TV claiming that filling that seat was evidence of Trump “getting things done”.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yes, this exactly. she can’t retire until we have a dem prez and a dem majority in both houses of congress so a dem can nominate AND be assured that the nominee will actually get a vote.

      that frickin GorSUCK seat was straight-up stolen from Obama.

      PS, to everyone, if you haven’t seen Stephen Colbert’s “work out” with RBG, it’s a good one.

  5. Ophelia says:

    Unpopular opinion: I often hear questions like “why can’t she retire so a younger spunkier version of her can take her seat?”
    To that I ask: Why should she?
    Why can’t the others retire so we can have 8 spunkier RBGs alongside the OG?

    Why should she be the one to give up?

    I think she has also heard this question in different forms and different tones over her whole career.

    And thank goodness she showed them all “why should she?”

    I hope they find a font of longetivity for her.

  6. Meggles says:

    Hey I live in London! Hit me up Ruth: where’s your magical scrunchie supplier?

    (I’ll laugh and laugh if she’s buying her scrunchies at Claire’s Accessories.)

    I was a child in the 1990s and vividly remember walking through the South Kensington tunnel and men would set up massive trestle tables full of scrunchies to catch all the middle class kids coming back from the museums.

  7. boredblond says:

    ‘Best scrunchies come from Zurich’ sounds like a Goop tweet..oh dear..

  8. Kristen says:

    She’s a national treasure. A true role model for women. I pray she holds on until we get a democrat back in the WH.

  9. adastraperaspera says:

    One of the best moments of my life was when my partner and I were able to meet her with a group of others, and hear her answer questions about the glass ceiling for women in law. She was not in her robe, but was wearing a gorgeous sage green suit. Her demeanor was warm, engaging and energetic. I am in absolute awe of her accomplishments!!

  10. teehee says:

    Scrunchies are actually better for the hair than regular hairbows. (thin elastics, even without the metal bar). Think of when you pull your hair out of the hair tie— a few hairs come out along with it, pinched in the tie. Now, pull a scrunchie out of your hair– few, if any hairs get snagged along the way.
    …I’ve switched back to scrunchies after this hit me, that it’s true…