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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Komentáře • 11 653

  • Damien Rafalowski
    Damien Rafalowski Před dnem

    Equal rights IS in the constitution. It's derived from the 14th amendment.

  • KarliN
    KarliN Před 2 dny

    That woman, Phylis Schlafli(?)?, Beautiful and yet so disgusting person.

  • TheCreeperTrack
    TheCreeperTrack Před 3 dny

    I want women to serve in the draft. Thank the ERA.

  • Zukarin Kiku
    Zukarin Kiku Před 3 dny

    13:40 I pride myself in knowing us states locations, but Arizona is so disregarded, that I thought it was Alabama for a second.

  • Timmy Stitch
    Timmy Stitch Před 4 dny

    Let’s also get the desapled special needs blind learning etc (not drugs addictive) under that ERA like its 2019 and we still not the same grand

  • Jerzy Feliks
    Jerzy Feliks Před 4 dny

    He didn't even get close to what a troll she's been. Watch this: chclip.net/video/a2YO0nSXTiM/video.html and hear that evil laugh @ 6:08

  • e75149938
    e75149938 Před 4 dny

    I'm all in for the ERA... For all the good things it could provide women, but also to prevent this fake pay gap crap.

  • Maddie B.
    Maddie B. Před 6 dny

    Petition to make "a Schlafly" the equivalent of "an Uncle Tom"

  • Artie Rupinen
    Artie Rupinen Před 7 dny +1

    *sigh* There's always an asshole in here. Really? You can't agree on the most basic of issues?

  • Brad
    Brad Před 7 dny

    Speaking from a constitutional law perspective, the ERA could, not will, but could have negative unintended consequences. When interpreting laws and their constitutionality, courts use various types of "scrutiny." These three are, rational basis, intermediate, and strict scrutiny. As of right now, all gender legal issues are analyzed under intermediate scrutiny which means the law must "Serve an important government objective, and
    Be substantially related to achieving the objective." If the ERA is passed the laws would be analyzed under strict scrutiny which means the law must
    "There is a compelling state interest behind the challenged policy, and
    The law or regulation is narrowly tailored to achieve its result." While the difference between these looks minuscule, legally it could create some problems. For example: The Supreme Court may be able to remove parental rights from the father of an unborn child (for abortion purposes) under intermediate scrutiny but would not be able to remove those rights under strict scrutiny, allowing fathers to prevent abortions. Just wanted to shed a little light on the POSSIBLE legal ramifications.

  • pop5678eye
    pop5678eye Před 8 dny

    People misunderstanding the Constitution? Stop the presses! I thought everyone knew the Constitution verbatim since birth, before they even learned how to talk!

  • dontcare
    dontcare Před 8 dny

    why does he keep saying gender, the amendment and everyone involved in the clips he showed all say sex...wtf. thats such an obvious mistake, i find it hard to believe it wasn't intentional

  • redbarnz
    redbarnz Před 9 dny +1

    Are you sure she didn't mean 'tired of living in the USA'...?

  • rickshawwheelchair
    rickshawwheelchair Před 9 dny

    Scalia was one of the best justices in history, you aren't listening to what he said. 👎

  • Jehová Jesucristo
    Jehová Jesucristo Před 9 dny

    Por me busca y me seguí se te perdió algo

  • bb77077
    bb77077 Před 12 dny

    How about women stop leeching of of men through the courts and just continue to work during and after pregnancy. Oh, wait, women can’t do that? Surprising.

    • AJ
      AJ Před 8 dny

      @bb77077 So you think a woman is evil if she gets child support after being a stay at home mom with no skills then getting divorced by her husband? You seem to not want to hold men accountable for their actions and just be able to run from responsibility with no consequences!

    • bb77077
      bb77077 Před 8 dny

      AJ child of course the system of child support is inherently bad! A woman’s nature is to use and abuse a system for their own gains and comfort!
      If you want to have a baby, why should a company or the government pay for it?!
      It’s your choice and your consequences. Morons, all of you!

    • AJ
      AJ Před 8 dny

      @bb77077 The U.S. Is garbage when it comes to accounting for these differences as we don't have Maternity or Paternity leave.
      Also what do you mean leeching off of men through the courts? Do you think child support is inherently bad?

    • bb77077
      bb77077 Před 8 dny

      AJ of course it’s stressful! That’s why they shouldn’t be bitching when they do get paid leave or time off. I’m not saying that they must work during or immediately after pregnancy.
      Women just need to realize that, in general, biologically speaking men and women are different and should be treated differently.

    • AJ
      AJ Před 8 dny

      Do you not understand how stressful pregnancy for women is? Also some women do chose to work while pregnant.

  • Bobo Won
    Bobo Won Před 13 dny

    does anyone have credible evidence that the wage gap is because discrimination because every time i try to find proof I can't.

  • pikeman80
    pikeman80 Před 13 dny

    If you want the right to vote and equality you can also step in front of a horse at Epsom Downs in 1913.

  • JoAnne Johnson
    JoAnne Johnson Před 14 dny

    I appreciate and adore John Oliver. Thank you for the laughable truths that after hearing it, makes you think more than twice. Simply the best.

  • Princess
    Princess Před 14 dny

    Equal my ass? ladies women girls and feminist take a hard look around you now? see how anything around you see now? how do you think women had a part in it go to any military graves and see how many women names you see on the tomb stones in comparrison to men read your history and see who built the very home you call america and you think?your equal to men I beg to differ

  • adam karlstrom
    adam karlstrom Před 16 dny


  • sith4life
    sith4life Před 17 dny

    do you know who else is famous from Arizona? Auston Matthews!! Go Leafs Go!

  • Lando Eugene Satt
    Lando Eugene Satt Před 17 dny

    No useful information given. He doesn’t explain at all anything of substance in the amendment.

  • blueissocool
    blueissocool Před 17 dny

    I thought men have no choice in abortion?

  • ChelseaFC_RK
    ChelseaFC_RK Před 19 dny

    American constitution is SOO basic and OLD, SOO many loopholes totally used for political benefit... ....3rd world countries have better constitutions!!

  • RdanielSEO
    RdanielSEO Před 20 dny

    Should have used a picture of Trump or Arapio when roasting the pig, would have been Epic!

  • Ahmed Salar
    Ahmed Salar Před 20 dny

    Would love to see the #metoo movement when women are conscripted

  • David Rosa
    David Rosa Před 21 dnem +1

    ERA made zero sense. A useless amendment

  • Johnny Blazem
    Johnny Blazem Před 21 dnem

    A bunch of fakenews here

  • elephant man
    elephant man Před 21 dnem +1

    Gonna get a lot of hate for this but.... I believe men and women deserve equality.
    I know, I know, it's a radical idea. I'm ready for the hate¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Scott Jewett
    Scott Jewett Před 21 dnem +1

    To be fair (upon rewatching), the Miranda warning came about after the Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona...

  • Davey Houston
    Davey Houston Před 22 dny

    I totally thought the ERA passed in the 70s wow!

  • Kimm 65
    Kimm 65 Před 22 dny

    In order to be privileged, others have to be underprivileged. Like good & evil, light & dark; one cannot exist without the other but that doesn't mean that the underprivileged should not have equal rights. To deny that would ensure that there would be far fewer privileged people in the world voting against the same rights that allowed them to attain their position of privilege in the first place.

  • Esmay
    Esmay Před 22 dny

    I live in the Netherlands and I really thougth that America would have this law, and I was shocked to learn that they didn't have a law like this that protects people against discrimination. And I am especially suprised because in the Netherlands it is coverd in the first article of constitution that states that the everyone in the Netherlands should be treated equally. Discrimination because of religion, philosophy of life, political conviction, race, gender or any other reason is not permitted. (Not an exect translation, also not perfect because my english isn't perfect but i hope you get the meaning) And I really thought that America or at least almost al of it's states would have a similar law against discrimination.

  • Mike P
    Mike P Před 22 dny

    The ERA seemed destined for ratification until Phyllis Schlafly mobilized women in opposition. These women argued that the ERA would disadvantage housewives, cause women to be drafted into the military and to lose protections such as alimony, and eliminate the tendency for mothers to obtain custody over their children in divorce cases. Many labor feminists also opposed the ERA on the basis that it would eliminate protections for women in labor law.

  • theoneandonlybosable
    theoneandonlybosable Před 23 dny

    Nooooooooo Virginia why

  • Aaron Lalem Baarook
    Aaron Lalem Baarook Před 24 dny

    People who don’t have jobs shouldn’t vote.

  • PresidentEden
    PresidentEden Před 24 dny +2

    Phyllis Schlafly is also the mother of the guy who made Conservapedia. Let that sink in.

  • MamaSan8993
    MamaSan8993 Před 24 dny

    Virginia - you owe us this

  • Ranoj Barman
    Ranoj Barman Před 24 dny

    Liberal scum 🤮

  • lukeslc
    lukeslc Před 25 dny

    In my opinion, this person (Oliver) needs to seek professional help for his own safety and for the safety of others. Seriously, I think he is emotionally and mentally unstable.

  • Alpollo 11
    Alpollo 11 Před 25 dny

    Why does the Arkansas flag look like a shitty version of that famous Las Vegas sign? And seriously, Mississippi, wtf???

  • ThatGuy67
    ThatGuy67 Před 25 dny

    Mississippi: Also known as "Confederoslavia"

  • Double Dutch Dick Touch

    Okay.. I'm completely willing to be corrected here, but I thought the civil rights act of 1964 covers discrimination against women for all types of things, doesn't that accomplish what you're talking about? Again, I might be wrong, please correct me if I am

  • Marcie Murphy
    Marcie Murphy Před 26 dny

    And Johnny, you forgot to include the fact that there are states that have rescinded their support for the ERA. So we are actually five states away from passing. Oh yeah, but you don't want to speak the truth, do you?

  • Marcie Murphy
    Marcie Murphy Před 26 dny

    If a state can vote for the ERA after the deadline expired, then for the sake of equality state's can also rescind their vote to for support, as four states have done. This shit about the ERA vote going on forever until it finally passes is just that, shit. So let's just keep every bill that comes up for a vote going forever until it eventually passes. How does that sound to you idiots that are continuing to push this load of manure?

  • Victoria Edge
    Victoria Edge Před 26 dny

    I JUST found out the FIVE... yes FIVE states that have already ratified the E.R.A. "Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota - have attempted to withdraw their approval of the Equal Rights Amendment" according to equalrightsamendment.org

  • Alf
    Alf Před 27 dny

    You are a dumb cunt. All this equal rights shit is dumb. People are free to do as they please.
    Making everything equal is DUMB!
    The ERA would be interpreted in a very broad way to deny the rights of men.

  • Fernando Máximo Torres

    In order to get equality, feminism needs to disappear. They just want privileges.

  • Aethelred The Ready
    Aethelred The Ready Před 27 dny +15

    This is what happened with climate change, it became a political issue and all logic and common sense flew out the window.

    • StormCrown
      StormCrown Před 11 dny

      @Aethelred The Ready No, idiots that only care about their team will ignore the evidence. Big difference.

    • Aethelred The Ready
      Aethelred The Ready Před 11 dny +1

      StormCrown Yes, but they didn't start doing that until it became a political issue. Once politics gets involved, people will gladly ignore evidence.

    • StormCrown
      StormCrown Před 12 dny

      No, right wingers just won't listen to the scientists.

  • Toosoo
    Toosoo Před 27 dny

    when he showed the states that haven't ratified it, I was like "Of course Alabama hasn't ratified it" Alabama can you be on the right side of history for once, I live here, but the more I find out about my state, the more it feels like Alabama deserves every bit of its backwards stereotype. F*** Me. welp I can bet you ALABAMA isn't gonna ratify it.

  • Ace
    Ace Před 28 dny

    The second most famous part of Arizona? Meteor Crater. A mile wide and several hundred foot-deep hole in the ground gouged out by a rock from space. Yet again, "A part of Arizona with LESS Arizona in it." XD

  • henwill1001
    henwill1001 Před 28 dny +1

    Audience: "BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHASKJNOAOA" Me: *silent*

  • Nurlinda F Sihotang
    Nurlinda F Sihotang Před 28 dny

    Phylis are the trade mark of the most ridicoulus air heads embarrasment of my sex.
    Stupid cows that OK to be 2nd class sex.

  • Hugh Jazz
    Hugh Jazz Před 28 dny +2

    I'm so tired of feminism but god damn, the US is behind on something that should've been done hundreds of years ago. Again. Land of the free, my arse...

  • Ruffi0 Game Hour
    Ruffi0 Game Hour Před 28 dny

    Most feminists don’t want this. This actually benefits men.

  • Justin Moyer
    Justin Moyer Před 28 dny

    Actually lots of people argue we already do have it, thanks to the 14th amendment.

  • Mobashshir Fz
    Mobashshir Fz Před 28 dny

    Did it pass yet?

  • Jody Sheridan
    Jody Sheridan Před 28 dny

    You have to love relevant civics lessons from scrony Englishmen. Thanks Mr. Oliver.

  • FreemanicParacusia
    FreemanicParacusia Před 28 dny

    You'd think that of any state, West Virginia's flag would be the one to staple in the battle flag of the army of West Virginia... not Mississippi.