In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
The cab driver who takes Ruth to Mr. Moritz's house runs a stop sign. See more »
Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
[testifying before the Tenth District Court]
We're not asking you to change the country. That's already happened without any court's permission. We're asking you to protect the right of the country to change.
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A battle and challenge for equality, the right to speak up and be heard.
The film "On the Basis of Sex" is one pretty good auto bio type picture of one legal hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg(Felicity Jones) as she's a flame and light who fought for equality and equal rights for women. The film does good to trace Ruth's humble start of going thru law school and raising a family all while trying to challenge and change the system as in her era it was a male dominated world and females took a backseat. I for one enjoyed the film for it's historical background as I enjoy pictures of history and bio type stories of political and well known figures. So give the film a see if you want to see how a woman fought for change with passion and be educated about the past of a legal legend.
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