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

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There’s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that.

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Jay Arby

Who came back here after Virginia just ratified the ERA and finally allowed it to pass?

6 months ago | [YT] | 1,505

Kael Jesmir

"Im So Tired Of Living Here"

-New Florida Anthem

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,048

Matt Laughton

I mean Mississippi took till 2013 to ratify the 13th amendment abolishing slavery so I doubt it will be them

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,988

Andrea Robyn

If it weren't for feminists which came before her, Phyllis Schafly wouldn't have the platform to advocate against women's rights. Irony to the highest degree.

5 months ago | [YT] | 259

Guus Janssen

"I'm so sick of living here" should be on the flag of Florida.

1 year ago | [YT] | 5,712

Hannah Currey

“It would destroy traditional male female roles”
That that’s kind of the point where we’re not servant we are equals

8 months ago | [YT] | 909

Emily B.

Phyllis Schlafly would 100% gleefully be an Aunt in Gilead. Women who participate in the oppression of other women are the absolute worst.

1 year ago | [YT] | 867


John: Virginia, it really could be you.
Virginia: Challenge Accepted.

6 months ago | [YT] | 441

Opinions No One Cares About

Seems very telling that most of the states that haven't ratified the ERA are below the Mason-Dixon line...

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,219

Sexy Lemon

The rat from Ratatouille wouldn't stand for this. He can make a McRib just fine on his own.

1 year ago | [YT] | 3,256

Charlotte M.

Today, January 15th, 2020, the Virginia House of Delegates voted to pass the ERA!

6 months ago | [YT] | 439

STEM at Art

John lists off states and doesn't pick on Florida
Me, a Floridian: Damn, opportunity mi-
John: "Somebody please do it before Florida bc I don't want to give them credit for this"
Me: 👉:D👉 aTTA BOY

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,010

Nic DeGrave

I've had the weird-feeling experience of being born intersex, having a doctor choose a sex for me, being raised as if that was my gender (female) including hormones starting at age 9, and living much of my adulthood perceived as male or female depending on how much money I had to convincingly present as my inner gender, male. Because of that experience, I think I'm in a pretty unique place to say that this is IMPORTANT. Women are not treated equally. They are not respected or promoted or believed or acknowledged equally. Work on that will be decades if not centuries in the making. But it's about damn time we call on our representatives, hopefully the most educated and informed of us, to acknowledge women as basically equal to men. This needs to be law so at least women who are not treated equally by the average folks they meet have recourse to make things right. ERA! NOW!

3 months ago | [YT] | 31

Kamilla Gunzinger

Phyllis Schlafly's Math Time:
A divorce between a husband and wife.
Under ERA, each parent gets one child.
2 children.
Sorry child #3, we're sending you to the camp. It's the law now.

1 year ago | [YT] | 767

Jamie Wells

“Alabama it definitely won’t be you”
“Somebody please do it before Florida”
I love that.

1 year ago | [YT] | 2,277


The only good thing about Phyllis Schafly is that she's dead.

11 months ago | [YT] | 236

Griffin Stewart

"Suddenly, there's just this sudden l a c k of arizona and it's everyone's favorite part!"

...you're... you're not wrong...

7 months ago | [YT] | 50

Edel K

Surprised he didn't mention that Phyllis was the inspiration for Serena Joy in the Handmaid's tale

1 year ago | [YT] | 599

Derrick Martin

In Mississippi's defense, no public university currently flies the state flag. That includes the flagship. We're coming along, slowly but surely. Lol

1 year ago | [YT] | 269

Allison Hart

Phyllis Schlafly may have been a conservative activist in the 1970s who was married and had 6 kids...but somehow she's still, like, the OG incel

1 year ago | [YT] | 213