Coral Murphy, USA TODAY
Published 11:21 a.m. ET Sept. 22, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, becoming the 1st woman to have such an honor.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death left many Americans grieving, but the Notorious RBG continues to inspire fans to spread her iconic messages and image.
Ginsburg T-shirts, books, masks and other memorabilia are trending on Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble and other online shops.
Bestselling gear includes items with the messages “I dissent” and “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made”, which topped the lists for T-shirts and stickers.
Amazon’s bestseller book list includes three Ginsburg-related books among the top ten, including her 2018 memoir and a picture book for children.
Etsy is seeing trending searches for RBG sweatshirts and the justice’s famous dissent collar.
According to Etsy seller Jane Palmer, customers are also buying RBG masks.
I put my Etsy shop “on vacation” again. I got 30 (mostly) RBG mask orders in 36 hours 👀 whew. That’s on top of the ~100 masks in the queue from past orders. I still love this hobby but wow the demand was unexpected! 😅
— Jane E. Palmer (@jane_e_palmer) September 20, 2020
Redbubble, focused on print-on-demand products, is also seeing a surge in RBG-related products. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” is among the top three trending searches.
Although Ginsburg memorabilia is trending in online shops, several people flocked to social media to express their disdain towards profiting from the justice’s death.
Ginsburg, 87, died Friday evening due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg is the second woman in U.S. history to sit on the high court.
Ginsburg became a legal and pop culture icon because to the way she handled sex discrimination complaints, supported the Equal Rights Amendment and found success with gender discrimination litigation.
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