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

čas přidán 10. 06. 2019
There’s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that.
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  • *A Modern Nephilim and Blood of Uranus* I ask just three questions. What is the actual potential of a small to average size citizen for a meaningful life or respectful work in today's world? How is this represented in the Bible and promises of the afterlife? Are these promises real or fake? NK

  • Back to hey, Originalism isn't actually a thing.

  • 5:19 fucking kills me everytime

  • "Somebody please do it before Florida because I don't want to give them credit for this" I mean, it looks like 37 other states already did. How much credit can you give a state accepting women should be treated equally after actively refusing to acknowledge it for 40 years and deliberately holding up legislation as a result? No one looks at Italy as a heroic country in world war one for their decision to switch sides at the very fucking end.

  • "Somebody please do it before Florida because I don't want to give them credit for this" I mean, it looks like 37 other states already did. How much credit can you give a state accepting women should be treated equally after actively refusing to acknowledge it for 40 years and deliberately holding up legislation as a result? No one looks at Italy as a heroic country in world war one for their decision to switch sides at the very fucking end.

  • That map of holdout states tells you all you need to know about America.

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

  • close to 100k likes

  • So the chance to be the national hero is a race between only southern states....... care to weigh in on the flag now?

  • This would give equal rights to women which would bring them down to where men have been for at least 20 years

  • he looks like a frog who just fluctuated but no one noticed, so he is happy but still sad on the inside.

  • Glad my constitution address almost all kinda of discrimination... Sad that in fact dosent Matter at all

  • Anime has invaded real life. We know what upside down yellow arches mean. Copyright avoidance. Now. They are f***ed

  • No you don’t understand everybody that isn’t a senior citizen hates being in Florida

  • McDonald's turned their sign upside down?? Anime is real 0.0

  • Repealing violence against women act doesn't legalize violence against women. It just restores due process.

  • Hey, to anyone who NEEDS to step from your male coworkers. I’m not saying you should, but here’s a great guide on how to. It was meant to teach you how to know you’re being robbed blind but you could use it as the pickpocket. cs-tv.org/tv/video-ykFMmnOfvL4.html

  • And America calls itself the world's leading democracy? Bullshit.

  • Pass the ERA so we can abolish alimony.

  • Virginia probably will be the tipping point seeing as we just got rid of the Republican majority in our state senate and house of delegates.

  • I guarantee it won't be Utah. I fucking forget how beautiful it is here, because of the conservative zealots matter living here absolutely miserable. It's like having 90% of your neighborhood populated by missionaries. I hate it here but I guess it is better than Florida.

  • For all the big talk and great advancement made by US, they still are so backward when it comes to having common-sense laws and a level of empathy towards humanity. A society that is not free makes the nation in captive as well,

  • Trump humping the flag, does that mean He loves America, Or Fuck America?

  • John Oliver it's already in the constitution. It's the 14th amendment.

  • Phyllis Schlafly argued that women should remain homemakers instead of having careers and involving themselves in politics. And yet, the woman had her own career and got involved in politics. Not to mention she hired a maid instead of actually living like a housekeeper. She was hypocrisy defined.

  • Hey, South Dakota wasn't one of the last states. Go us for once! (even though we're on meth)

  • "Basically that's it" Yeah...the devil is in that one word - "basically" These kinda things are never 'basically' that simple. We already have equal protection under the law, there is no legal need for the ERA. You might want to look at the details that certain people are 'basically' hoping you'll overlook.

  • You had me until you mentioned the non-existant wage gap.. Makes me doubt you do any research.

    • @Lee Marsden That's cute, but no it doesn't. And I don't think I've watched any of Sargons stuff on the matter. Rather listen to economists and researchers who came to the conclusion that there's basically no difference in wages when accounting for choices made. Part-time instead of full time, no overtime versus overtime, taking time off for pregnancy or not, becoming a nurse instead of a neurosurgeon, not negotiating versus negotiating salary. There is no wage gap, just an earnings gap of the collective of all women compared to the collective of all men. Working in the oilfield, specialized medicine and mercenary work pay more than kindergarten teacher, dental assistant or hairdresser. So what if there's an earnings gap though? Women are free to make choices and these are the results.

    • It does exist. Someone's been watching too much Sargon of Akkad.

  • Im from Hawaii and watching John roast a pig in a hot second made my fakin day. You da bomb John Oliver. Mahalo Dude

  • Not North Carolina. We suck.

  • LastWeekTonight .... Read a book PLEASE ...lol Listen up everyone !! THE ONLY GROUP PEOPLE IN THE HISTORY OF WORLD WHO HAD EQUAL RIGHTS WERE .... SLAVES !!!!!!!!!

  • Well Virginia now has a Democratic Governor and a Democratic controlled state legislature, so now is probably the best chance you have to making the ERA an amendment

  • "Sex" is an activity, I believe the word they are looking for is "Gender". Update it.

    • @Abdul sex ≠ gender btw

    • No, sexual intercourse is an activity Sex means gender Stop being so immature

  • Phyllis Schlafly's grave is a gender neutral bathroom

  • Definitely not my state of Alabama XD

  • Mississippi really needs to change it's state flag to not have an emblem of treason on it.

  • The Framers left women out for good reason. Those men were intelligent where society today is STUPID. They were protecting America! The Bible also, does not give equal rights to women. They are not, never were nor ever will be men's equals.

  • How will making it a law really change anything?

    • @Cosmic K yes but having a constitutional amendment allows you to Sue and prevents backsliding in current legislation

    • @TheHoustonSkeptic History seems to suggest that there are loopholes everywhere and slimy bastards have the best teams money can buy to find them. I'm saying it wont change much.. they'll just hide it better. This is what they do. They make up other reasons to use to discriminate at their discretion and say its based on whatever they want yet still remain just as scummy.

    • It means you can sue people for violating it. So yeah it would make a huge difference

  • Old Fat White Men....

  • I'm actually surprised by the fact that it is not the exact same sentence in different languages. In my country the very first article of the constitution says: All those in the Netherlands are treated equally in the same cases. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief, political affiliation, race, gender or on whatever grounds is not permitted.

  • Is anyone surprised Texas ratified it? I’m a Texan and that shocked me.

  • Virginia is well underway than Arizona 13:27. Sorry Victoria Steele.

  • its going to be Virginia!!!

  • And now that the Democrats took control of Virginia, we're closer than ever before.

    • Holy shit a good thing comes out of that

    • @Ranel Gallardo that is false.

    • Yeah but further acts by Congress have to be made before they can do anything

  • Lets go Virginia, let’s go! 👏🏾👏🏾

  • I am actually embarrassed to see that North Carolina is one of the states that hasn't approved this.

    • rkovac1023 Same my home state of Georgia but I currently live in Virginia.

  • who’s here in 2019 after Virginia turned blue?

    • @Patrick Daniel That changes all the time. Give it a few years and it will swing again. That's what happens in politics. For example, usually the White House is controlled by the two parties and switches every one/two elections. Also take a look at California. For most of it's years it was a solidly Democratic state. Then in the 50s it switched red and voted for Every Republican presidential candidate until the 90s. And now it's back to being blue. These swings happen all of the time.

    • @Michael Soudah well the democrats now have Governor, Lieutenant gov and both houses of state.

    • it's purple

  • Virginia is on its way ... ❤️

  • "Constitutional amendments are safe from Donald Trump." The second amendment sure was not safe from Clinton and Obama.

    • Brandon Palazzo 🤣🤣

  • 4:34 I don't get it? What she said wasn't that horrible? She put it quiete direct, but this was progressive for the time. Bit too PC for my taste, otherwise great piece John!

  • I absolutely believe that all genders should be equal... BUT... Having an amendment to the constitution (or any law, for that matter) ensuring equality really makes me remember a magnificent comment in the phenomenal 'The West Wing' TV show. (This is also one of the very few times I've ever agreed with a Republican, on or off a fictional TV show...) Ainsley Hayes, a Republican lawyer working for the President, while in a meeting about an ERA says (after Sam Seborn asks her how she could possibly have an objection to an ERA): "Because it's humiliating. A new amendment we vote on declaring that I am equal under the law to a man, I am mortified to discover there's reason to believe I wasn't before. I am a citizen of this country, I am not a special subset in need of your protection. I do not have to have my rights handed down to me by a bunch of old, white, men. The same Article 14 that protects you, protects me, and I went to law school just to make sure." (S02E17 '17 people').

  • This is why you vote people. Virginia is going to be the 38th state to hopefully ratify it into the constitution. People if you are registered do it now and then come next year you fucking vote and if you can early vote then do it. You get your friends and family to vote.

  • John I really think you are pussy wipped, and brainwashed by the left wing.

    • @Brandon Blanco #coldfeetcrowder

    • can you elaborate?

    • Chris Renaud Go back and watch Steven Clam Chowder.

  • Oh you say a lot of bullshit that she was against sex segregated bathrooms, know look at your past hypocritical statements that we should be all inclusive. I think your a hypocrite yourself and should do more research on yourself. You commie leftist.

  • Good news for the ERA - now that Democrats control the government of Virginia it could well become the 38th state to ratify.

    • Quick Virginians! Pester your new Blue legislature and Governor to get on this! Call them up, write em letters! It's possible they won't remember to take care of this if they aren't reminded.

  • Democrats now have control of all 3 legislatures in Virginia now. A 38th state ratifying the amendment is now inevitable.

  • Phyllis Schlafly was basically the (un)intellectual forerunner of "Girl Defined", "Transformed Wife", and other famous anti-feminist CS-tvrs.

  • Who is here after Democrats won Virginia?

  • Dems have taken the Virginia state legislature, and have promised to sign the Equal Rights Amendment into law. It looks like the ERA will finally be put into the Constitution. Virginia is #1.

    • B Love sex is between the legs, gender is in your head, sexuality is between the sheets. There’s your definition of sex and gender. It really, really wasn’t that hard to distinguish. :))

    • @Feste the Phule wrong. It is incoherent. I don't think you should arbitrarily discriminate against anyone for an immutable characteristic, however if you can't by law, discriminate on the basis of sex, how can you then be forced by law to discriminate on the basis of sex by allowing a trans person who identifies as the opposite sex to function as the opposite sex, or in the spaces reserved for the opposite sex.??? Confusing huh? Because it doesn't make any sense at all. I think the confusion is what is meant by "sex", is it a biological reality or a subjective impression that determines your "sex"? Imagine if it was race we were talking about, could a person "identify" as a different race?? Finally, do you really think we need MORE protected categories in law? How bout bald people, short people, people with maga hats, it starts to get ridiculous. peace out.

    • @B Love You cannot discriminate against people based on being transgender or non-binary, and you also cannot discriminate against people based on one's sex. Pretty simple.

    • so how does the equality act coexist with the equal rights amendment, the first guarantees rights on the basis of gender identity, and the other on the basis of sex. How exactly does that work??

    • Virginia is #38.*

  • I love that "Florida" comment ... and that's where I live. So much corruption each and every election and the voters keep putting those involved right back in office.