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BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL

09 Jan 20 - 05:43 PM (#4027401)
Subject: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

ERA expires


09 Jan 20 - 08:41 PM (#4027414)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Stilly River Sage

This [Trump] Justice Department is unequipped to make such a pronouncement. I listened to a story about the prospective Virginia passage of the ERA - there will be court cases. It may start over again. But it isn't dead.


09 Jan 20 - 09:17 PM (#4027419)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

so theres hope?
It is common knowledge that women are more equal anyway.


10 Jan 20 - 06:48 AM (#4027480)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mrrzy

This place has always been more sexist than racist, and that is saying a LOT.


10 Jan 20 - 06:58 AM (#4027482)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Backwoodsman

This place??


10 Jan 20 - 08:37 AM (#4027496)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

usa


10 Jan 20 - 08:47 AM (#4027497)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Backwoodsman

Ah. I though ‘this place’ referred to Mudcat.


10 Jan 20 - 12:14 PM (#4027524)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mrrzy

No no Mrrica so sorry! Not my darlin' 'Cat!


10 Jan 20 - 12:30 PM (#4027531)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Backwoodsman

LOL! Dat’s a relief! ;-)


10 Jan 20 - 02:06 PM (#4027545)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Joe Offer

I could see delicious irony in getting the ERA enacted during the Trump Administration (still hoping, of course, that there will be no second term).

-Joe-


10 Jan 20 - 04:35 PM (#4027559)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

There are several dormant ammendments that don't have a deadline that will surprise you.


Trumps Judicial dept says "Nope its deadline killed it."

Its not up to them. Congress or the Supreme Court decides.


11 Jan 20 - 01:10 AM (#4027594)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Bee-dubya-ell

How, when, and why did Congress assume the right to attach a deadline to an amendment proposal? Article V of The Constitution establishes the rules for the amendment process. I don't see anything about a deadline.

Article. V.

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.


11 Jan 20 - 09:34 AM (#4027657)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

BWL we need an advocate such as yourself to argue before the Court.
The issues involve the actual reversal of the will of the Convention of several states as well as the possible unconstitutional application of a deadline.


11 Jan 20 - 01:59 PM (#4027698)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mrrzy

Per my justice dept contact, while amendments can't expire, ratification attempts can or do have deadlines.


12 Jan 20 - 06:43 AM (#4027770)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mr Red

It is common knowledge that women are more equal anyway.

I have heard the term equivalence in some contexts. Pedantically you can't have equality, patently. "Equality" is shorthand for equal opportunities. And thus the argument then revolves around semantics - usually without recognising such.


12 Jan 20 - 03:32 PM (#4027849)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: keberoxu

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts,
NARAL is mobilizing.
A branch of the public library network has posted a notice
for an evening panel/talk about
"the bad old days before Roe vs. Wade"
about what life was like
before abortion was legal.


12 Jan 20 - 04:27 PM (#4027860)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: WalkaboutsVerse

What about discrimination against males? E.g., at he Australian Open tennis, men have to play better for longer to get the same prize money. And saying it's because females look better on court is surely sexist; my poem, from WalkaboutsVerse, "Equal AWARD Pay"


12 Jan 20 - 05:17 PM (#4027877)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

Bobby Riggs would love it.


12 Jan 20 - 06:53 PM (#4027897)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mossback

What about discrimination against males?

Tragic. Another case of poor, exploited, downtrodden rich white males.

Will it never end?


13 Jan 20 - 04:01 AM (#4027929)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mr Red

Bobby Riggs would love it.

If I remember right, an article by/about Billie Jean King, she insisted on their match being 5 sets. Mainly because it stifled the obvious comments, and she knew he would tire sooner than she would.

the recent film about the event didn't explain everything. The pig that they came up with at the press conference - I remember her pointing out "the male chauvinist piglet" was running around even as they played.


13 Jan 20 - 11:19 AM (#4028035)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mrrzy

I am reminded of an old slogan: the woman who strives to be equal to a man lacks ambition.


14 Jan 20 - 06:07 AM (#4028226)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

For the first time in the US there are more womwn working than men.


14 Jan 20 - 08:24 AM (#4028255)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Jack Campin

The US is the only country in the world where more men than women become rape victims.

Think about why.


14 Jan 20 - 08:40 AM (#4028258)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Donuel

knock knock


16 Jan 20 - 07:18 AM (#4028591)
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
From: Mrrzy

Hey Virginia passed it yesterday- I am amazed.

Donuel, no soliciting! Just kidding. I will be sorry but...

Who's there?