Fans of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are celebrating the woman they find exceptional in quite an unusual way.
On Friday, the second female justice confirmed to the Supreme Court turned 86, and due to her love of physical fitness, many on social media have decided to drop to the floor and do the plank in her honor.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 15, 2019
Planking on the courthouse steps to celebrate RBG’s birthday pic.twitter.com/rMlMk0BtLM
— tampabaybba (@tampabaybba) March 15, 2019
— Jeff Boogaard (@JeffBoogaard) March 15, 2019
— Jimmy Gomez (@JimmyGomezCA) March 15, 2019
To celebrate RBG’s 86th birthday, I did 86 seconds of plank. Happy birthday, Ruth! May you live forever! pic.twitter.com/xVbdimm1ll
— Racing the Hare (@RacingTheHare) March 15, 2019
— oiselle (@oiselle) March 15, 2019
The idea seems to have stemmed from a Facebook event called “Plank Like RBG” organized by The Outrage, a female-founded online retailer that sells politically liberal and feminist apparel.
The Facebook event said they were going to plank in honor of her birthday because Ginsberg has said that her trainer is one of the most important people in her life. “RBG planks day in and day out so that SHE. CAN. KEEP. DISSENTING. I mean, come on, what would we do without her?!” the description of the event says.
Stephen Colbert even joined RBG for one of her workouts in a segment on “The Late Show” where Ginsburg is featured planking.
Yet, planking wasn’t the only way people honored The Notorious RBG. Many flocked to Twitter to share their appreciation:
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) March 15, 2019
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) March 15, 2019
— Clinton Library (@WJCLibrary) March 15, 2019
Happy 86th birthday to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! "When will there be enough women on the court?"RBG: "When there are nine." pic.twitter.com/vmX9DfKAHz
— Adam J. Smith (@AdamJSmithGA) March 15, 2019
— Eliza Orlins (@eorlins) March 15, 2019
— Susan Herrera (@SusanHerreraAZ) March 15, 2019
— Claire Fernanda (@morricles) March 15, 2019
— Erika L. Simonson (@ErikaLSimonson) March 15, 2019
— andnowsherises (@andnowsherises) March 15, 2019
A rally is being held in Brooklyn, New York, to promote the idea of naming Brooklyn’s municipal building after Ginsburg, who was born in the borough in 1933.
The #NotoriousRBG is turning 86 this Friday, and Brooklyn’s planning a big #RallyForRuth party to celebrate her and show our support for renaming our Municipal Building in Justice Ginsburg’s honor. Let’s make HERstory this #WomensHistoryMonth. https://t.co/z5KkC6TbfF
— Eric Adams (@BPEricAdams) March 10, 2019
— Sondra Goldschein (@Sondra_Says) March 15, 2019
But a bakery in Los Angeles may have thought of one of the sweetest ways to honor RBG with a special treat on her birthday: