Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is probably more effective than most superheroes at fighting crime and stopping bad guys. The gal really knows how to dissent. So it's fitting that when "Superhero Day" was on the horizon at Michele Threefoot's school, she decided to dress up not as Wonder Woman or Spider Man, but as the Notorious RBG.

"Michele has been reading the heck out of "I Dissent" and decided to dress as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because she fights prejudice and injustice," her mother wrote on the Facebook post on Tuesday that has since gone viral.


It's superhero day at school. Michele has been reading the heck out of "I Dissent" and decided to dress as Ruth Bader...

Posted by Krista Wujek Threefoot on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In an interview with The Huffington Post, the eight-year-olds mother, Krista Threefoot, described the decision: "She and her sister aren’t really into Marvel superheroes, so I was just going to put them in Supergirl capes and masks. But while our family was talking about it, she told me she wanted to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So we went with it!"

And boy did Michele nail it. In fact, her spot-on costume was so popular on the internet that it made its way to RBG herself. Krista added an edit to her original post stating that she received an email from RBG's assistant, asking for the family's address, so that RBG could send a handwritten note. Of course a superhero like RBG would still send handwritten notes. Because she is better than all of us.


The book that Michele has been reading, "I Dissent: Ruther Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark" is the first picture book about the life of RBG, and tells the story of some of her most famous disagreements with cases of inequality and injustice. Krista told The Huffington Post that none of the kids at school didn't know who Michele was dressed as, but clearly Michele is just ahead of her time. Plus, she's impressed the one woman who matters most. The letter coming to Michele from RBG is a secret for now, so there will probably be an equally adorable and viral follow-up post of Michele opening the letter and weeping in excitement. We can only hope. God, we needed this.

Sources: The Huffington Post