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

There’s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that.
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  • You might think it's noble and all that. But in fact the host is pushing for this 'cause they'll immediately declare that some weirdo identifying as attack helicopter has equal rights since the amendment doesn't specify how many genders there are. And back in the days only 2 were acknowledged. So what I'm saying is that amendment is outdated and they should've stopped at 10 anyway.

    camXmilecamXmileIl y a 18 heures
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    -Ivan Loesch-Ivan LoeschIl y a 22 heures
  • Oklahoma, failing every single day.

    Mandy JohnsonMandy JohnsonIl y a jour
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  • CD player and WI be happy

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  • If you want to be a good L Jackson or something like that I have to be a good wo

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  • If you want to be a good L Jackson

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  • The only one who is that jail for the first

    Farida TwahaFarida TwahaIl y a jour
  • fight for your right to party!

    Beanmachine91Beanmachine91Il y a 2 jours
  • you forgot equal lefts!

    Beanmachine91Beanmachine91Il y a 2 jours
  • I have no idea how trump just let the violence against women act expire. That alone is really telling.

    Astro WolvezAstro WolvezIl y a 2 jours
  • 13:10 *cough*

    Nick RumoreNick RumoreIl y a 2 jours
  • I'm surprised he didn't mention it, but if the ERA was passed, it seems like it could be very much interpreted as promoting marriage equality. (Hopefully no one brings that up to homophobes if this is otherwise a bipartisan measure...)

    DonteatacowmanDonteatacowmanIl y a 2 jours
  • 7:07 Ugh I hate that phrase, “I’d like to thank my husband Fred for letting me come today. Fuck right off, they are your spouse who you don’t need to get permission to do what you want to do.

    STONE BOLTSTONE BOLTIl y a 3 jours
  • It should not be one, it should be all of them. Its embarrasing

    Arlind PaliArlind PaliIl y a 3 jours
  • Doesn’t it say somewhere,: “all people are created equal”?

    interloopinterloopIl y a 3 jours
    • Scooter Barr are you lazy, indoctrinated or stupid? Come back to me when you finish law school.

      interloopinterloopIl y a 2 jours
    • Scooter Barr, I don’t know, I guess you don’t know what intent means or precedent?

      interloopinterloopIl y a 2 jours
    • In the Declaration of Independence. Not the Constitution. Are you lazy, indoctrinated, or dumb?

      Scooter BarrScooter BarrIl y a 3 jours
  • Georgia's flag is the worst because they literally just slapped their seal on the bonnie flag (the official flag of the CSA during the entirety of its existence)

    Family GrobauskasFamily GrobauskasIl y a 4 jours
  • and off course the silly bitch is a christian....as every madman who wants to manipulate and enslave others Lets not forget Hitler too used religion, as are the republicans are doing now

    Stefan lalunaStefan lalunaIl y a 4 jours
  • I love the flag of Mississippi

    Cojimoto MisashiCojimoto MisashiIl y a 4 jours

    Thomas KinkadeThomas KinkadeIl y a 5 jours
  • John Oliver conveniently forgets to mention that a *lot* of feminists also campaigned against the ERA, because it would also make any privileges women enjoy illegal. And he also conveniently forgets that the ERA has a *section* *2* See: humanevents.com/2019/06/13/the-equal-rights-amendment-and-feminist-empowerment/

    Terrence KoemanTerrence KoemanIl y a 5 jours
  • @3:01 Remarkably enough, swollenboys .com is not a porn site.

    prying eyesprying eyesIl y a 5 jours
  • America is a poor and shit hole country

    Anthony GonzalesAnthony GonzalesIl y a 6 jours
  • the W is for wumbo

    OddacityOddacityIl y a 7 jours
  • Wow I'm ashamed to realize I never thought about this.

    Snow_White_MR2Snow_White_MR2Il y a 7 jours
  • Phyllis Schlafly was a hag, & I'm glad she's dead - people are not property.

    Evil Clever DogEvil Clever DogIl y a 7 jours
  • "Closing the wage gap"? lol please.

    8Smoker88Smoker8Il y a 8 jours
  • that burn on arizona still funny.

    chris stathchris stathIl y a 8 jours
  • Unfortunately, states can also vote to rescind their approval. I see my home state of Tennessee doing that. Hell, our governor today signed a bill making July 13th "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day". Christ I really need to get out of the south. So hurry up before this happens, other states. After number 38 ratifies, there are no take-backs!

    Shawn PatrickShawn PatrickIl y a 9 jours
  • Elects rapists to the presidency and the supreme court - check!

    Carl LCarl LIl y a 9 jours
  • Beautifully said John! Men and women are equal in the issue of abortion. Hopefully more people will see the father is a victim too when mothers try to say “my body my choice” ignoring her kid and it’s father

    YuriGaDaisukiDaYuriGaDaisukiDaIl y a 9 jours
  • This video didnt even get equal views. Tisk, tisk, tisk.

    BluntriXBluntriXIl y a 9 jours
  • Wow i am so surprised Tennessee is not on of the holdouts.

    Davonte HardawayDavonte HardawayIl y a 9 jours
  • You’re a national treasure, Mr. Oliver.

    Benjamin PoundBenjamin PoundIl y a 10 jours
  • John, why am I having to use a VPN to watch this from Australia? Cmon, man.

    Captain BananapantsCaptain BananapantsIl y a 10 jours
  • It's not equal rights unless it's equal rights to all reguardless of age, race, gender, location, looks, financial status, age, socio economic background, nationality, religion, education level and age.

    Ric VRic VIl y a 10 jours
  • But seriously, wouldn’t the ERA make a male only military draft unconstitutional? John Oliver kinda just shrugged that off. Pretty sure men could argue being sent to die doesn’t make them equally protected under the law.

    We Are ShowboatWe Are ShowboatIl y a 10 jours
    • This is an important point.

      JibblerJibblerIl y a 10 jours
  • Well it's definitely not going to be Mississippi. They didn't ratify the 13th amendment until 2013.

    phil valentinephil valentineIl y a 10 jours
  • Kirk Douglas was born; "Issur Danielovitch," lol and having been born on December 9, 1916, is almost 103 years old! He was actually born at the end of WWI, Served in the United States Military during WWII, from 1941 to 1945, and has actually lived long enough to witness virtually every significant event in World history since two years after the sinking of the Titanic! He has GOT to have some awesome stories lol if I ever met him for some reason, I would probably have alot of trouble leaving him alone, I'd be asking him about EVERYTHING.

    TWSTF 8TWSTF 8Il y a 11 jours
  • Why 38 States? why not just 2/3? that's 33 States

    saultube44saultube44Il y a 11 jours
  • I live in the armpit of a state AZ. There are no open minds here. We definitely will NEVER do anything to lift women up. People here don't say excuse me when they run over your foot with their cart at Fry's. They don't say anything, they just glare at you like it's your fault for being in their path. Summer makes everything much worse!

    Gretel SmithGretel SmithIl y a 12 jours
  • 7:15 solid trolling lol

    Shafer HartShafer HartIl y a 12 jours
  • John Oliver is the G.O.A.T

    John DraffinJohn DraffinIl y a 12 jours
  • Calling originalists insane is bizarre itself, originalism is just a safety measure to avoid the abuse of the vagueness of the English language. Many people who advocate for the ERA are originalists, so assuming it is based on political partisanship rather than the philosophy of law a dangerous precedent to take.

    BBIl y a 13 jours
  • "While claiming to benefit women, the ERA would actually have taken away some of women's rights. We based our arguments on the writings of pro-ERA law professors, among them current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The amendment would require women to be drafted into military combat any time men were conscripted, 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. " www.latimes.com/la-op-schafly8apr08-story.html

    Lissy LondonLissy LondonIl y a 13 jours
    • Lissy London it would make the law gender neutral just as it should be

      Paul SandersPaul SandersIl y a 12 jours
  • With the ERA, why should a man marry a women? Stay single and avoid the inevitable divorce.

    Joe MiloschJoe MiloschIl y a 13 jours
  • Running the misogynism meter over the 13 holdouts shows there's 3 possibles, 2 long-shots and 8 it ain't ever gonna happen...

    AmrieuroAmrieuroIl y a 13 jours
  • Do we really not know that the gender wage gap is a myth and has been debunked and disproved over and over by economists? Really Ollie??? C'mon man...

    Bizzaro WorldBizzaro WorldIl y a 13 jours
  • He kinda glossed over the fact that this would require women to be included in the draft, of which would include combat roles. Not something I’m against but a fact that should be considered Equality means equal responsibility. Paraphrased from Service Women’s Active Network or SWAN

    Kyle RayburnKyle RayburnIl y a 13 jours
  • You know, not for nothing, but I am actually curious what this would mean for the Draft, Divorce, Abortion, and Sentencing in the US. The first should just be eliminated at this point, probably. The second and third are...complicated issues, that require a lot more work than I would put into talking about them, and the fourth...well, I just saw a case in my home town where a couple, about two years ago attempted to rob a convenience store. Both held weapons, both were equally guilty. The woman got 2 years, plus a six month parole, and the guy got 22 years. This is due to them having children, BTW. If this passes, would the guy be able to object? If so, which sentence to they change? Not saying I'm against this, with toupee in the white house, we should do our best to enshrine good things, and heck, whichever way that goes, I think it would be a good thing, but it is a thought.

    SageofStarsSageofStarsIl y a 13 jours
    • SageofStars i would imagine that if era existed the man and the woman would get an equally long and harsh sentence. Unless the judge finds some other excuse to make it worse for the man, like people often do with people of colour.

      Paul SandersPaul SandersIl y a 13 jours
  • Virginia will do it

    Hal SwanHal SwanIl y a 14 jours
  • I think Arizona and Maryland have the best-looking state flags.

    SWLinPHXSWLinPHXIl y a 14 jours
  • I hope they don’t pass it just cuz he’s talking shit about these states

    Adrian DejacomoAdrian DejacomoIl y a 14 jours
    • Adrian Dejacomo no reason to stop gender equality. The law isn’t about him

      Paul SandersPaul SandersIl y a 13 jours
  • Love the line that everyone from the past was a racist and misogynist. Ya know, except all the people who weren't. Like the ppl who fought & died to end slavery. Guess those white ppl don't count. Good old John Oliver. If you dislike the U.S. so much, you can always pack your bags. A gender pay gap is an opioid for the stupid. A debunked myth.

    Nick GNick GIl y a 14 jours
  • next we need equal rights for children. Voting rights for minors and the first baby president

    Levi JohnsonLevi JohnsonIl y a 15 jours
  • I'd add in 5 words at the end: sexual orientation, and gender identity.

    FrontierBrainRobbyFrontierBrainRobbyIl y a 15 jours

    BlingchachinkBlingchachinkIl y a 15 jours
  • I was waiting for them to play the clip of Hillary Clinton saying she was against gay marriage, to show that "equal rights" are defined in the context of modern day society.

    Current name Too offensiveCurrent name Too offensiveIl y a 15 jours
  • It’s more complicated than this. Under the ERA you can’t tell a man he’s out of the Army because he can’t do 40 push-ups but a woman can stay in because she can do 17. I’m all for the ERA, but we need to update the requirements to quite a few critical jobs, like military, firefighter, police, etc and stop DQing otherwise qualified men.

    Bacons StripBacons StripIl y a 15 jours
  • Women already have more rights than men The ERA would actually be a protector of men's rights Not women's. The "men's rights" organizations are actually PRO- ERA. Schlafly knew this and spread that knowledge. WOMEN are the ones who fought the ERA not men. Show less

    topherh33topherh33Il y a 15 jours
  • The ERA would actually negate the VAWA. What a fucking dumbass

    topherh33topherh33Il y a 15 jours
  • the fuck mississippi

    Jessica BragaJessica BragaIl y a 15 jours
  • Fool

    Joshua OgumaJoshua OgumaIl y a 16 jours
  • Does it mean that the kunts will get to be killed in combat roles, or work in the mines, finally get to have same life expectancy, or not be given more rights in front of marital courts? Or no?... Perhaps just be paid the same as engineers while working as hairdressers?

    Peejaay BootsPeejaay BootsIl y a 16 jours
  • I'm truly shocked.

    jobokiddjobokiddIl y a 16 jours
  • If it includes the private sector as well I'd support it. Sorry, the wage gap is an actual myth as literally any economics professor will tell you. What actually typically goes on is companies hire people at X wage and then pay certain people more and freeze the wages of others. Also, company diversity quotas have hindered me, a man, find work. I go to businesses all over my area in California (figures right?) Not a single Caucasian male. Which you know, who cares....Save you sure feel at a disadvantage.

    RannyScapeRannyScapeIl y a 16 jours
  • guess they don't want to go down in history as being the last to sign it ^^

    UnitUnitIl y a 16 jours
  • I am genuinely considering writing to the SC general assembly to see if they can review the amendment.

    Andrew EarlAndrew EarlIl y a 16 jours
  • Do Women really want to join The draft?

    Michael PasqualiMichael PasqualiIl y a 17 jours
  • C'mon my fellow Virginians! We gave the country Missy Elliot, one of the most OG female rappers to paved the way. I think we owe it to our country!

    Hezekiah CrockerHezekiah CrockerIl y a 17 jours
Equal Rights Amendment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)