Photos of readers

Responding to my call for more diversity in the photos of readers (we’re not all old white males!), reader Debra Coplan sent in a photo of herself with her doppelgänger.  Her caption is indented:

You asked for pictures from women, so here goes. This is a picture of a photograph, all I have.

It is from about 5 years ago, at an ACLU event. I had the opportunity to meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Women’s reproductive rights and voter suppression are very big issues for me.)
We are about the same height and, at first impression, people thought we looked alike. My brother-in-law insists that if Trump is reelected and something happens to her, I should get in a black robe with a lace collar and people will be none the wiser.

17 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Looks like it could be sisters to me. Amazing…

  2. Posted April 19, 2020 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    The resemblance is remarkable. You could pass for sisters.

  3. Posted April 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    In real life she is tiny. Been to the opera a few times when she was there and she once sat right in front of me (always with her friends in black).

    • JezGrove
      Posted April 19, 2020 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

      Always good when the person who sits in front of you is tiny.

      • Posted April 19, 2020 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

        Very true. I am pretty tall and people’s spirits fall when they see me sit in front of them. However, I slouch when I watch opera so it’s all good.

  4. Charles A Sawicki
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Nice! “Get in a black robe with a lace collar and people will be none the wiser.”
    Go for it, we would be far (infinitely!) better off than with anyone tRump would pick.

    • JezGrove
      Posted April 19, 2020 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      If Ruth is reported I’ll and then makes a miraculous recovery, your secret will be safe with me!

      • JezGrove
        Posted April 19, 2020 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

        Doh! “ill” not “I’ll”, obviously!

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted April 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

        Ruthie’s gonna make it alright; don’t you worry.

        Like Tennyson’s Sir Galahad, her strength is as the strength of ten, because her heart is pure.

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    … if Trump is reelected and something happens to her, I should get in a black robe with a lace collar and people will be none the wiser.

    Your secret will be safe with me.

    We should be so lucky as to see the likes of RBG again.

  6. robb mcallister
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Deb–you ab-so-LUTE-ly made my day.

  7. Liz
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    So wonderful to see and great picture! Thank you for sharing!

  8. revelator60
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Debra, your brother-in-law is a wise man.

  9. Posted April 19, 2020 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    That’s a great photo.

  10. Cynthia Sanborn
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Love this!

    El dom., 19 abr. 2020 a las 14:31, Why Evolution Is True () escribió:

    > whyevolutionistrue posted: “Responding to my call for more diversity in > the photos of readers (we’re not all old white males!), reader Debra Coplan > sent in a photo of herself with her doppelgänger. Her caption is indented: > You asked for pictures from women, so here goes. This is a” >

  11. Posted April 19, 2020 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful keepsake for you, Debra, and thanks for sharing this with us!

  12. Mark R.
    Posted April 19, 2020 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Can’t think of a better “rock star” to be photographed with. And yes, your likeness is a bit uncanny…


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