Equal Rights Amendment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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J K - преди 16 минути
I remember all this nastiness. It really is a wonder, after all this time, that I never drew arms and started shooting all Republican politicians over 50. At least Scalia is dead.
Swifta - преди 19 минути
Hey John, could you please do a show about Tanzania political situation? I am sure you will find the content very interesting but most importantly it would save lives!
Pak RT
Pak RT - преди 31 минута
The Red Sox bullpen ERA seriously needs a ratification
Jean Roadkill
Jean Roadkill - преди час
such a cunt
Paula Lima
Paula Lima - преди час
Charles Blanco
Charles Blanco - преди час
Funny how a majority of the states not signing on to this ERA are the Bible belt idiots.
Derrick Martin
Derrick Martin - преди 2 часа
In Mississippi's defense, no public university currently flies the state flag. That includes the flagship. We're coming along, slowly but surely. Lol
James Hancock
James Hancock - преди 2 часа
I don’t believe men and women should have equal rights based on women being able to reproduce our species. I am not aware of the laws that benefit or hinder woman’s rights. However, to suggest women and men are equal, would be ignoring basis anatomy.
Guardian - преди 3 часа
Lmao 🤣
N192K001 - преди 4 часа
Well, that could suddenly throw women into the draft and/or result in such rage & indignation, the draft is repealed equally altogether. The last option seems perfect.
Wait, no reaction on Georgia's flag (a slight modification of the ACTUAL official flag legislated by the Confederate Congress, the 'Stars & Bars'), but full indignation at Mississippi's C.S.A. Army battle flag‽
Proud American Wolcottist
Proud American Wolcottist - преди 4 часа
"The system we have now, the mother gets both children, in most cases."
That is a case of Matriarchy, in which the ERA will help the men with.
Here's a good solution for the divorce: Split the children between both parents.
Kids get to see the father on Monday and Tuesday, the mother on Wendsday, the father on Thursday, the mother on Friday and Saturday, the father on Sunday, etc.
Silver1070 - преди 4 часа
I live in alabama.... I am sorry
John S
John S - преди 4 часа
John Oliver – Thank you for your entertaining and enlightening programming. Please consider a segment about the absurdity of corporate trademark protections. I’m appalled by Caterpillar’s actions against the small business, Cat & Cloud (Google Cat & Cloud Caterpillar).
That RyeGuy
That RyeGuy - преди 5 часа
Wow. 6,000 people really hate women.
William Reffett
William Reffett - преди 6 часа
Laugh my ass off I love the video and I live in Oregon so I definitely believe in equal rights but it's so hard for me to take this video with a straight face because everything has been taken from me being a man and everything is given to a woman in this state I lost my child to a woman who has already killed one of hers and to a court system that doesn't care about the Rights of a man anymore!!!
Lajavi Krelac
Lajavi Krelac - преди 6 часа
Yeah all this is true and need to be corrected, but what about this URINE THERAPY that i hear more and more often??????? What's your opinion on that subject.........just saying.......your welcome.....
RealCoolGuy - преди 6 часа
I definitely like the idea of the ERA which I was unfamiliar with until this video BUT it does seem a bit unecessary...especially if the Constitution is a "living document" and equality is pertinent to the founding documents of the US. (Although, I guess, the "all men are created equal" is from the Declaration and not Constitution but, still, you'd have to be criminally evil to deny a woman or gay or whoever rights because the ERA isn't legal doctrine.)
Sam Rosenberg
Sam Rosenberg - преди 7 часа
Fun Fact: The state of Mississippi didn't ratify the 13th Amendment until 2013. So we can expect them to ratify the ERA only 148 years after it is actually added to the Constitution by the rest of the states.
Random Fire
Random Fire - преди 8 часа
Want to save the world by eradicating everyone who is against humanity?,,,its simple...kill everyone who unlikes John's videos! See...simple.
Tarin Aten
Tarin Aten - преди 8 часа
I don't oppise the ERA, but it doesn't go far enough: We need an ERRA, an Equal Rights and Responsibilities Act. Right now, men have more legal responsibilities / obligations / accountability than women. A good start would be requiring both genders to register with Selective Service, for the contingency of a need for Conscription in time of national emergency.
Little known fact: There are hundreds if not thousands (I don't know if anybody knows the actual number) of LEGAL MALE IMMIGRANTS who moved here before they were 26 years old, but who didn't know they had to register for Selective Service. So after they turned 26 ( there is no recourse, no way to make up the OBLIGATION (not "right") after that), they find that they can't ever get citizenship. Legal female immigrants don''t have that problem getting citizenship, since they don't have the OBLIGATION (not "right") to register with SS.
There are many other benefits (not "rights") that are denied only to males if they didn't register for SS before they were 26: Federal Student loans or scholarships, federal jobs (including Postal Worker), many others; that are not denied to females in the same circumstances, because females don't have the OBLIGATION to register.
This is not a "Rights" issue, because none of these benefits or opportunities is a "Right". The issue is that males have an OBLIGATION (or RESPONSIBILITY) that females don't. The US Supreme Court ruled on that in the Viet Nam era.
So I don't _oppose_ an ERA, but I would be a lot more enrolled in supporting an ERRA. But I don't anticipate that happening in the current political environment where men are treated as 2nd class citizens.
Rare Pepe
Rare Pepe - преди 9 часа
*Mississippi flag appears* *banjo music begins*
urban gradisek
urban gradisek - преди 10 часа
hr roasted that pig like a pro hahahaha
Parick Van Bideling
Parick Van Bideling - преди 11 часа
John, several news stories and amateur videos on reddit and similar outlets lead me to believe that it's time to make another segment about police brutality and responsibility, and the origin of said problems. These stories are simply too important not to be addressed, people's lifes are in danger on a daily basis.
skycloudmeow - преди 11 часа
Yesss! Stop favoring women for custody in divorce trials!!!
Mathias Reiersen
Mathias Reiersen - преди 11 часа
John Oliver should open a Patreon

*sO i coUlD giVe hIM aLl mY MonEyS*
Persiansweetcat1 - преди 11 часа
Rats in the McRib 😂😂🤣🤣 so true
I worked at a McDonalds as a teenager and it’s honestly the dirtiest place one can choose to eat
Nie mals
Nie mals - преди 12 часа
Download any Dating App any say somthing about Equal Rights..
mirroanwi - преди 12 часа
Thanks for putting ERA on the agenda!!!
Tom Muir
Tom Muir - преди 14 часа
I sincerely hope that the "or by any State" part will be specified in the final version. Otherwise the first major impact this amendment would have, was beeing used by some twisted fuck as a pretext to drone some other countries into "liberty". Because not doing so would violate the US constitution. #guarantee
James Deneen
James Deneen - преди 17 часа
Phyllis is that horrible blonde woman from Parks and Rec.
Keli A. Geancamp
Keli A. Geancamp - преди 17 часа
Nicole Cast
Nicole Cast - преди 18 часа
Can someone please explain the analogy Oliver makes between a view on abortion that requires that men and women not be explicitly equal and the pizza parlor guy who's against passing a law against animal torture?
Lineworks - преди 18 часа
I am not even american and I love this guy 💓
charlietuba - преди 18 часа
It took over 200 years to ratify the 27th Amendment!
tekbarrier - преди 18 часа
Phyllis Schlafly was a horrible human being, and her idiotic son Andrew is no different
Break the Screen -click 4 vids-
Break the Screen -click 4 vids- - преди 19 часа
Why nothing on Assange?
nhofstein - преди 20 часа
John Oliver!!! This is an appeal from all the people of Hong Kong for you to please please do an article on what just happened here!!! 🇭🇰 We need to highlight our situation around the world about this bloody bad extradition bill, that the government wasnt listening to us even when we had protests of 1 million strong on Monday, followed by mass protests and shutting down and occupying the government district on Wednesday. So much has happened this week including all the scary things about China encroaching on our terittory and freedoms far sooner than promised by the handover... Please highlight a few minutes on the situation in Hong Kong as were fighting for our freedoms and rights here!!
WJS Productions
WJS Productions - преди 20 часа
As a local Floridian, I just wanna say that our state is really not that bad.
Brandon  Wilson
Brandon Wilson - преди 22 часа
My friend Cindy's grandad co-invented baking soda. It's a pretty solid product to have stock in. It doesn't fluctuate much at all. Just a good even keeled sort of stock. Baking soda. It's a safe investment.
Michael McDonough
Michael McDonough - преди 23 часа
He doesnt have a sense of humor. It's not a Brit thing, it's a World wide problem he has.hes a boob
Michael McDonough
Michael McDonough - преди 23 часа
#1 you are not funny, how do you get an audience?
#2.you have made douschebag predictions in the past and been so wrong you are a clown. #3 You are so far left you do not even realize it has gone too far cause no one even moderate will say, it's gone too far.
#4. Abortion is taking life and killing it. Rape incest or serious medical complications are only 2.7 % of the Abortions, 97.3 are inconvienience, which is a very sinful thing to do, kill a baby. Its barbaric. Planned Parenthood is the devils workshop.
#5 are you a comedian? Or are you an activist on the wrong side of history and truth?
You act is the same as the rest of Hollywood, hypocrisy on all levels. Jimmy Kimmel, the view and other uninformed feelings first talk shows off the rails just like you. You support evil, immorality, do movies with auto matic weapons, sex, nudity, foul language and violence then you call it art and blame the NRA and responsible people for violence. Hypocrites unite.
You have CNN, you have the ill informed millenials with out good parents, the universities teaching kids dangerous BS like socialism and safe spaces but we have truth, the silent majority, God and morals. You have malevolance and nihilism.
Blank Blanckersen
Blank Blanckersen - преди 21 час
So...church ISN'T a "safe space" for _you_ then? I can totally go to whatever church that you're in and spout whatever I believe that you don't, and you'd be okay with that, because "no safe spaces", right? Or better yet, I'll just show up at your door. "No safe spaces", right? Also: even _if_ your ideological ilk truly were the "majority", you're anything but "silent" at this point. However surey sure you are that you're OH-so-righteous, quit pretending that your side is somehow "silent", "humble", "courteous" or anything. Your side is the most aggressive, persistently loud side of the aisle in the past 50 years of America; if anything, if you want to present differently, than shut your gob for once. _Also_ also: "movies with automatic weapons"? ...when was John Oliver ever in any kind of action movie...?
raymundo jardines
raymundo jardines - преди ден
No alimony let's go
Kasey David LeBoeuf
Kasey David LeBoeuf - преди ден
Thanks for your time.
Andrew Barton
Andrew Barton - преди ден
I've been watching a lot of US politics recently... I've heard a lot of your politicians and media refer to Trump as the leader of the free world... You here it all the time I'm sure..
Only the rest of the free world doesn't think of the USA as the leading nation at all...
And now I know that American women don't even have equal rights under the constitution.... Something the EU has had for decades.... 😂
Come on the USA... You can do better than that surely.
Klaus Christiansen
Klaus Christiansen - преди ден
It seams that US lows are as wake as the a religious book.
Margarita M.
Margarita M. - преди ден
2:48 “manwoman relaytiosherps” thanks, now I know you never had a relationship or sex.
steal threaded
steal threaded - преди ден
scalia wasn't an originalist, that's a scam, a scam you just legitimized you irresponsible fucking moron
constitutionalists and originalists are bullshit right wing activist judges, they warp the constitution to suit their views and then insist that's what was intended.
People like you make it worse that you take a scam seriously. Shame on you.
Blank Blanckersen
Blank Blanckersen - преди 15 часа
@steal threaded I said that's what he called himself, and how others excused his actions. I certainly don't think that people should keep labeling him as such; merely that I understand why they brought up the labeling here, as much as I disagree with it.
steal threaded
steal threaded - преди 20 часа
@Blank Blanckersen that's just not true in this case, most people actually believe scalia was strict constitutionalist that never interpreted and pushed an agenda, which is completely false. Stuff like this is why people get away with calling hillary a leftist, we just let right winger makes shit up and we fall in line.
Blank Blanckersen
Blank Blanckersen - преди 20 часа
He was going with how Scalia billed himself and how people generally think of them. I agree that it's an ideological excuse and, yes, political scam, to justify any regressive argument you make, but don't go hating on Mr. Oliver. Sometimes, you _do_ have resort to the more well-known labeling in order to better communicate to the masses.
victor gaudu
victor gaudu - преди ден
"I don't care if they're homos or what" its fine. She's saying she doesn't care about people's sexuality in that matter. She's using the language of her time to make a point that you in fact agree with. Why chastise her for something that she can never repair or be responsible for, especially since she would be a political ally if you just held back your impossible "holier than thou" attitude. Back in her day showing any kind of appreciation of homosexuals was most probably prone to personal backlash. Always look at the past with having the context in mind. Would you now completely throw away Gandhi's ideas because he was a wife beater ? Would you condemn MLK for some similar deeds that are today (in our contemporary point of view) wrong ? If you want to defend tolerance then you must know that tolerance starts with tolerating the language of the other, as it represents his ideas, his world, his point of view. Heroes are never perfect, they are extremely flawed yet they are heroes all the same.
Orley Flores
Orley Flores - преди ден
Great comment
TheVinylFactor - преди ден
The wage gap John? Really?......
TheFuzzibuzzi - преди ден
Whole problem with how this was presented in the show is that it did not cover other genders as this is not about women only now since the definition of sex and has changed a lot in recent years.
Z Zs
Z Zs - преди ден
Oh yes, how dare did they confirm a supreme court justice against whom there were totally baseless accusations, with no evidence presented whatsoever, and who, by the way, still had an almost exclusively female cabinet. Ooh how tough women have it.
Not even 20 seconds in, for fucks sake.
It had to be a name
It had to be a name - преди ден
I want mississippi to do it...

and i do want them to keep their flag....

guess i pissed off both sides now :D
Healing Asthma A Case Study
Healing Asthma A Case Study - преди ден
Utah and the Mormon church were a big reason it didn’t pass
jerico641 - преди ден
God, how I feel that woman's pain; after 51 years, I am so, so sick of living in Florida. Unfortunately, even with a Bachelor's Degree and 26 years experience in my chosen work field, the wages here are so low that I can't save up enough money to GET THE LIVING FUCK OUT OF HERE!!!!!
leo edwins oplec
leo edwins oplec - преди ден
Please do a piece on Sudan
Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith - преди ден
Sometimes some of the biggest opponents of women are women. However, things are getting better. More unified women everyday and I love it.
PretzelDude - преди ден
After seeing the map of the states that haven't accepted it yet.... Bible belt. Lived there many years, and sadly, the overall mentality in many of those states is truly baffling and backwards to a better humanity on a whole. Praise the lord, but hate anyone that isn't your race, gender, or willing to be subjugated by those that fit your ideal of 'perfect humans'.
Billy Bob
Billy Bob - преди ден
Did john Oliver just pop on the founding fathers again
BreakTheSilence - преди ден
Hey John, when are you gonna straighten what is left of your spine; grab your balls together and do a video about the Congressional Military Intelligence Industrial Complex?
It's the toughest opponent you can possibly have in the USA, but it's also the most influential people in the US of A, responsible for more bloodshed than everyone else combined. Do you have the guts to confront them, or is it too much to ask of you?
Tulsi / Bernie 2020 =)
Stevie Cav
Stevie Cav - преди ден
Earned run average
Richard Cramer
Richard Cramer - преди ден
I'm all for the ERA, I think it's going to backfire on women though (since the only laws that are likely to change will be to take away some of the privileges women enjoy over men). Take for example by law all males aged 18 - 25 must register with the Selective Service. I'm sure if the ERA is passed one of the first cases before the Supreme Court will be a some fire brand young man who refuses to register on the grounds that the law unfairly targets only men. In that case it's likely that Congress will end up either repealing the Selective Service Act or amending it to include women. I'm also sure some jail house lawyer will sue the government on the grounds that for the exact same crime women get less time. I support the ERA 100% I foresee it being a big benefit for both men and women. John is right that there is nothing in the constitution that prohibits sex discrimination and I think adding it is a good idea, however he did downplay the importance of the laws we already have from both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 & 1968 which prohibits sex discrimination.
A common mantra of women is equal pay for equal work which I totally support and think any company that practices paying women less for equal work should be fined and vilified. But be aware that the often quoted statistic of women earning 71 cents per dollar earned by a man is not a direct comparison between people in the same job, but an overall earnings difference between the sexes. It includes comparing the earnings of a predominantly male profession like plumber or electrician to a predominantly female profession like sales clerk for a boutique or a secretary, when both sexes are in the same profession often times the women work less hours or had a break in job history due to being more often then men to take on the care/raising of a child. When several of these factors are taken into account the earning difference can drop to as much as 96 cents to every dollar. However, there still is a earning gap that may be to gender discrimination, but it's very difficult to spot. One study did show that a woman with kids (is seen as a liability, can be called away at a moments notice to handle the kids) and earns far less than a man with kids (which is viewed as an asset, he's more reliable than a single man and you don't have to worry about him being called away from work because his wife will supposedly take care of the kids). In fact for hiring for the same job the first choice is a family man, then a single man, then a single no children woman and finally a woman with kids. This study shows gender discrimination still occurs in the work place, but thankfully it's not as widespread or bad as the 71 cents per dollar statistic would lead you to believe.
Danzo! - преди ден
As a Mississippian, I can proudly say *fuck our flag*
(also any state besides Alabama please sign it. im wagering my damn liver to _Florida_ of all things.)
Edel K
Edel K - преди ден
Surprised he didn't mention that Phyllis was the inspiration for Serena Joy in the Handmaid's tale
Wojciech E.
Wojciech E. - преди ден
Yadda, yadda, yadda... One-sided leftist propaganda... 🙄
John, you forgot to explain how stating the obvious will change anything in practice...
Anyone serious questions that women are equal to men? Except weird arguments like that women are not equality treated because they do not have pissoirs in their toilets.... 🙄
But exactly this is the danger - pushing for further, more controversial demands, claiming they are naturally derived from such extemely broad and generic earlier statement.
See what happens with LGBT - for them now equal rights is not only to be treated respectfully and without prejudice, it also means to be able to adopt children, have sex "change" refunded by goverment, and respecting #dragkids (instead of jailing parents) are surely also part of movement for equality. Pushing for special privileges by certain groups never stops. Understand this people...
Ghost nl
Ghost nl - преди ден
im all for equal right but fact is woman are not eqeul to men,,,, whe are physically just stronger , its the reason why for every sport woman get diff standards , tru equality means the same for everyone, do i get maturnity leave when my wifes pregnant nooo because men cant get pregnant the knife cuts both ways
xg6hpyk - преди ден
Just think, if the South really did separate from the US after the Civil War, we'd have already confirmed the ERA and it would be part of the Constitution
Joel Middaugh
Joel Middaugh - преди ден
2nd wave feminism has given them preference in divorce and custody battles and screwed over countless men but that wasn't enough. Don't waste your time trying to respond with your hate, I know all of you liberals know nothing about having kids or getting married.
This isn't equal rights this is preferential rights, but you'll never acknowledge it, did white men acknowledge their shortcomings 150 years ago? 50 years ago? When did white men finally start to admit their shortcomings? When they started to lose preference. That's when.
Enjoy this time non white non males, you may not realize it yet, but as Natalie Merchant said, "These are the days". And you can thank Trump and the stupid white dudes who elected him, they did more damage to their own cause than anyone has. The Republicans only have themselves to blame for the emergence of woke politics.
Incidentally, Democrats calling for late term or post birth abortion can thank themselves that they only get 6 weeks now. You went too far, and made it a Presidential platform to boot. Yeah that was stupid.
Jennica Frost
Jennica Frost - преди ден
To be honest as a non-American I also thought the confederate flag was just the Texas state flag 😂
Meewec - преди ден
that bit on the mississippi flag isn't even the actual confederate flag, it was a battle flag used by a part of the confederate army but not the national flag. kinda destroys the "it's about heritage not hate" when they can't even fly the proper flag
PViP - преди ден
When has Texas become more progressive than Florida?
xZANZIBARZx - преди ден
#TheOrangeManBadShow with John Oliver the NPC of the NPCs
Jaycob Arbogast
Jaycob Arbogast - преди ден
What rights do men have that women do not?
Jeffrey Doerfler
Jeffrey Doerfler - преди ден
Oliver is inventing a problem that we don't have.
stoneman472 - преди ден
I like how it's all the asshole states
Rockie Fan
Rockie Fan - преди ден
Oh silly Westerners and their wives, thinking Constitution means anything at all.........
-- (Proverb from China)
Smashing Pots
Smashing Pots - преди ден
Once again: this is about SEX not Gender.
There is no bipartisan support for gender equality
Uthman Baksh
Uthman Baksh - преди ден
I’ve heard the name Phyllis Schlafly before but now I know she sucks!
Edwin Davies
Edwin Davies - преди ден
John Oliver truly is slime. I watched Oliver's interview on the Breakfast Club after his panel with Dustin Hoffman. It was very telling of his motives and viewpoint. If he were interested in getting at the truth, he would have spoken of Hoffman as an equal participant. Someone who had an uncomfortable interaction with a woman, may have a different view on it, and either learned something, changed in some way, or grew deeper in his beliefs about womem.
Instead, Oliver can barely mention Dustin Hoffman's name. When he is asked, "did he know the questions were coming?", Oliver looks surprised, "i dont know", as if any knowledge or concern of Hoffman's state of mind was beyond his care or knowledge.
This is a sociopath. Hoffman was a momentary vehicle for Oliver's advancement. Whispering the word "evil" might even be appropriate, but I don't know the man's character.
shrews12001 - преди ден
3:30 fuck me WV being on the right side of something. It’s the end times.
TableWrens - преди ден
How is it illegal in my state to discriminate based on Sex but it's totally legal for a woman to pay more for car insurance because they're a woman? Am I missing something?
Min Lee
Min Lee - преди ден
Nah! Woman is lower than a black man and lower than a old perverted crazy con man. No woman for president
Abigail Manning
Abigail Manning - преди ден
catharine mackinnon writes a piece on "difference and domination" and how equal treatment under the law can sometimes hurt women because they experience inequality in so many other aspects of life. For example in cases of custody men can often look like the better guardian because they have a higher income. That higher income could be due to sex discrimination in the work force. It just goes to show how much more needs to be fixed after a law like this is passed, but it makes me hopeful that the government is having these discussions about equality.
Ronald Cammarata
Ronald Cammarata - преди ден
Bob Dornen was a certifiable psycho.
Just Cos
Just Cos - преди ден
The ERA is definitely needed and important, but I want to know if this amendment includes trans, non-binary, and intersex people, cos they should be treated equally as well. Wouldn't it make sense for the amendment to include sex AND gender (since they're two different things) and have some phrasing that explicitly includes them?
Another Movie Studio
Another Movie Studio - преди ден
Nah, Arizona has TheOdd1sOut and Jaiden Animations. Screw the Grand Canyon
Querent - преди ден
you could have done this better and actually addressed all the issues that have been centered around the ERA and the VAWA in the past couple of months. and all the issues that are centered around the linguistic confusion between gender and sex. literally half-assed considering the depth you go into with other topics. like thanks for trying to help, I guess, but I just saw a woman get harassed for talking about menstruation. like, this is seriously the mentality nowadays. I honestly don't think people care enough about biological women to consider them as actual human beings as opposed to merely being viewed as objects for the fulfillment of male desire. like, a woman can never be defined on her own and always has to be defined in relation to men.
Guitar Heretic/*x
Guitar Heretic/*x - преди ден
Just in case you wondered if the right wing was ever intelligent at any time. Here's your sign.
Chef HitsDaFan
Chef HitsDaFan - преди ден
This dude is so far left lol!! Good points but buddy you are a left eye bandit
Glendin ThePackrat
Glendin ThePackrat - преди ден
McDonald's arches turned upside down look like a pair of boobs
Emma Eccles
Emma Eccles - преди ден
The ERA is responsible for the parent trap.
redmanticore - преди ден
"Opponents of the ERA focused on traditional gender roles, such as how men do the fighting in wartime. They argued that the amendment would guarantee the possibility that women would be subject to conscription and be required to have military combat roles in future wars if it were passed. They appealed to married women by stressing that the amendment would invalidate protective laws such as alimony and eliminate the tendency for mothers to obtain custody over their children in divorce cases.[97]" < so guys and mens rights activists and equalists should love this amendment, then
Giedrius Šiliauskis
Giedrius Šiliauskis - преди ден
Turns out that newly fresh born states have more modern laws ... gender equality is long understood... you probably will never come to understanding of social equality...
malicious-monkey - преди ден
You talk shit but one of the greastest chefs in France is a rat.
WLJ-Messaging - преди 2 дни
"Abortion Fans" they must wear jersey's right, wonder what channel they play them on?
King Scala
King Scala - преди 2 дни
Looking for respectful discussion/responses:

I'm not a very political individual, and just ran into the ERA through this video. Like the 80%, I thought gender equality was already codified as an amendment. I want to educate myself on the matter (which of course involves researching the issue and taking in an array of opinions). I ran into this comment by Phyllis Schalfly, which actually seemed plausible to me: "The amendment would require women to be drafted into military combat any time men were conscripted. [It] would abolish the presumption that the husband should support his wife and take away Social Security benefits for wives and widows. It would also give federal courts and the federal government enormous new powers to reinterpret every law that makes a distinction based on gender, such as those related to marriage, divorce, and alimony."

I am not familiar with the details of the laws surrounding Social Security benefits for widows or alimony (having not experienced any of those situations myself), but do you think any laws regarding the military draft, Social Security, or alimony would change? I ask this respectfully, understanding that changes in these areas could be perceived as good, bad, or neutral.

I support the idea of codifying equality across genders, but I guess I'm curious about what y'all think the cascading effects of this amendment could be.
Underpaid Novelist
Underpaid Novelist - преди 2 дни
I am begging you Florida I live here
Jefferu Nintendomoto
Jefferu Nintendomoto - преди ден
I'm from your north west neighbor. It's just as bad here.
juan campos
juan campos - преди 2 дни
Hey I am from Miami, Florida. I get it our state is fuck up. But not all of us are bad. Lol
Jefferu Nintendomoto
Jefferu Nintendomoto - преди ден
Mobile is the same way here.
Courtney Poston
Courtney Poston - преди 2 дни
I'm from Florida... And yes, I say I wish I didn't live here all the time. The only people who hate Florida more than the rest of the country is Floridians, (....unless you moved here because looks can be deceiving and make you wanna live here).
James Haney
James Haney - преди 2 дни
Definitely not Oklahoma definitely not
Johnny Shields
Johnny Shields - преди 2 дни
7:00 Equity not Equality BTFO!
Johnny Shields
Johnny Shields - преди 2 дни
"The mother gets her children" I wanna trade that in in a heartbeat.