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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  • Phyllis Schlafly's grave is a gender neutral bathroom

    LittlestraincloudLittlestraincloud13 saatler önce
  • Definitely not my state of Alabama XD

    The Musical Stylings of Brent BunnThe Musical Stylings of Brent BunnGün önce
  • Mississippi really needs to change it's state flag to not have an emblem of treason on it.

    JamestownJamestown2 gün önce
  • 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.

    The StingerThe Stinger4 gün önce
  • How will making it a law really change anything?

    Cosmic KCosmic K5 gün önce
    • @Cosmic K yes but having a constitutional amendment allows you to Sue and prevents backsliding in current legislation

      TheHoustonSkepticTheHoustonSkeptic4 gün önce
    • @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.

      Cosmic KCosmic K4 gün önce
    • It means you can sue people for violating it. So yeah it would make a huge difference

      TheHoustonSkepticTheHoustonSkeptic4 gün önce
  • Old Fat White Men....

    muellerphyllismuellerphyllis5 gün önce
  • 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.

    CynCyn10 gün önce
  • Is anyone surprised Texas ratified it? I’m a Texan and that shocked me.

    Ranel GallardoRanel Gallardo11 gün önce
  • Virginia is well underway than Arizona 13:27. Sorry Victoria Steele.

    Brandon BlancoBrandon Blanco13 gün önce
  • its going to be Virginia!!!

    Akosua BoahemaaAkosua Boahemaa13 gün önce
  • And now that the Democrats took control of Virginia, we're closer than ever before.

    spacelizbianspacelizbian13 gün önce
    • Holy shit a good thing comes out of that

      ThatGuy67ThatGuy675 gün önce
    • @Ranel Gallardo that is false.

      Calvin GeorgeCalvin George6 gün önce
    • Yeah but further acts by Congress have to be made before they can do anything

      Ranel GallardoRanel Gallardo11 gün önce
  • Lets go Virginia, let’s go! 👏🏾👏🏾

    Furple YoungFurple Young14 gün önce
  • I am actually embarrassed to see that North Carolina is one of the states that hasn't approved this.

    rkovac1023rkovac102314 gün önce
    • rkovac1023 Same my home state of Georgia but I currently live in Virginia.

      Brandon BlancoBrandon Blanco13 gün önce
  • who’s here in 2019 after Virginia turned blue?

    ubernerd08ubernerd0814 gün önce
    • @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 SoudahMichael Soudah7 gün önce
    • @Michael Soudah well the democrats now have Governor, Lieutenant gov and both houses of state.

      Patrick DanielPatrick Daniel7 gün önce
    • it's purple

      Michael SoudahMichael Soudah12 gün önce
  • Virginia is on its way ... ❤️

    BudmirenBudmiren14 gün önce
  • Women have equal rights and all the same opportunities in this country.

    Thomas HeathThomas Heath14 gün önce
    • @Thomas Heath Sure, Jan.

      sandpiperrsandpiperr14 gün önce
    • There will be more lost it will really give men more control lol and that’s not what these feminists want

      Thomas HeathThomas Heath14 gün önce
    • Then what is there to lose by passing the ERA? If you believe women are already totally equal, then it'll change nothing so there's no downside. It also costs nothing. Doesn't require any taxes, doesn't require any government spending. It's just paperwork making what you say is already the de facto reality, offical in the Constitution. So there's no reason to be against it!

      sandpiperrsandpiperr14 gün önce
  • "Constitutional amendments are safe from Donald Trump." The second amendment sure was not safe from Clinton and Obama.

    Brandon PalazzoBrandon Palazzo14 gün önce
    • Brandon Palazzo 🤣🤣

      Lil zodLil zod7 gün önce
  • 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!

    EmanuelEmanuel14 gün önce
  • 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').

    asyozasyoz15 gün önce
  • 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.

    redmustang04 redmustang04redmustang04 redmustang0415 gün önce
  • John I really think you are pussy wipped, and brainwashed by the left wing.

    Chris RenaudChris Renaud15 gün önce
    • Chris Renaud Go back and watch Steven Clam Chowder.

      Brandon BlancoBrandon Blanco13 gün önce
  • 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.

    Chris RenaudChris Renaud15 gün önce
  • Good news for the ERA - now that Democrats control the government of Virginia it could well become the 38th state to ratify.

    Stone CogginsStone Coggins15 gün önce
    • 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.

      Robin B.Robin B.10 gün önce
  • Democrats now have control of all 3 legislatures in Virginia now. A 38th state ratifying the amendment is now inevitable.

    jgonascarjgonascar15 gün önce
  • Phyllis Schlafly was basically the (un)intellectual forerunner of "Girl Defined", "Transformed Wife", and other famous anti-feminist TRvisionrs.

    DaveLHDaveLH15 gün önce
  • Who is here after Democrats won Virginia?

    Sampat KSampat K15 gün önce
  • 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.

    Colonel PepperColonel Pepper15 gün önce
    • Virginia is #38.*

      Lil zodLil zod7 gün önce
  • 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.

    Richard WalkerRichard Walker15 gün önce
  • C'mon Virginia. Drop this on McConnell's Senate lap and dare him to not vote for extending the deadline for resolution.

    oskibear94oskibear9415 gün önce
  • Schlafly was the Jordan Peterson of her time. Misrepresenting shit for clout and profit.

    Dmf2pcDmf2pc15 gün önce
  • Where abortion is concerned, Dave Chappelle put it in the most succinct way possible, "If you've got a di@k, you need to shut the f@$k up about this one".

    Sean CSean C16 gün önce
  • Phyllis was a big fucking cunt, wasn't she?

    JiusoniumJiusonium16 gün önce
  • The Grand Canyon is in Arizona? I’m American and I have been to the Grand Canyon but I never knew it’s in Arizona

    SapphireGamesSapphireGames17 gün önce
  • 14:59 John: "Arkansas it could be you." Me (a person that lives in Arkansas): No. I highly doubt it. I think it would be amazing if we did, but I highly doubt it'll happen here.

    Project ShadowProject Shadow18 gün önce
  • 0:36 WcMonald’s is real.

    LawikipaLawikipa18 gün önce
  • I am sorry, but it was my people who are responsible for denying the Equal Rights Amendment. Female Zhor'i do not see themselves as equal to male Zhor'i and they believe it is cancerous to say otherwise. Why? Because in Zhor'i society, women believe in hardening themselves while giving me privileges/exemptions, because men are not as necessary for survival if they are just as capable as women. However, women being given the ability to live a nicer, safer and less burdensome life will end up being softer, weaker and less independent. That is unacceptable to any Zhor'i woman, which is why it is never accepted. What is given for granted must be earned no matter what it is.

    Zhor'i AmbassadorZhor'i Ambassador19 gün önce
  • Nobody is born privileged.

    Jeremiah MullikinJeremiah Mullikin20 gün önce
  • Uses a reference to baking to plug the ERA...

    Jeremiah MullikinJeremiah Mullikin20 gün önce
  • How come every single problem they talk about this show is already taken care of in Europe?

    Ode ValkamoOde Valkamo21 gün önce

    NECHO IINECHO II22 gün önce
  • 6:09 uh yeah guess what asshole.

    HighRiskGunmanHighRiskGunman22 gün önce
  • Why do we even have to vote on something like this? This should not even be an issue. If the politicians in power don't understand AND embody the fact that everybody deserves equal rights, then they shouldn't have been voted into office in the first fucking place.

    Mike IRLMike IRL23 gün önce
  • 7k elderly white males from mississippi dissliked this video

    AdeenAdeen24 gün önce
  • 'or any other state',im all for equal rights but why the fuck should an amendment of the US constituition apply to all other states ,because that would undermine their soverignty

    CDCD26 gün önce
  • Men will sue for equal rights with respect to planned parenting. This amendment will cut both ways. Not an opponent of the amendment in theory, but the litany of frivolous lawsuits that will ultimately follow has the potential to alter the landscape in not so helpful ways. Clarity is key. The language it contains may need some revising.

    Carl MadisonCarl Madison28 gün önce
  • 15:00 I wish it could be Alabama. I was born and raised there. Which sadly is part of why I know it won't be. :(

    HitodamaKyrieHitodamaKyrieAylar önce
  • 5:22 John should try some good slow roasted BBQ to truly appreciate the time it takes to make something that tastes magical instead of just boiling everything the British way, or since it's only 5 seconds... blanching them.

    TubersAndPotatoesTubersAndPotatoesAylar önce
  • Love Phyllis. She believed women were different from men. What a radical.

    The thinking manThe thinking manAylar önce
  • You mean privileges. We don't have actual rights. We have privileges. Something that can be taken away due to the whim of some figurehead pretending to be a leader, usually a religious idiot, are privileges.

    C MC MAylar önce
  • wacdonalds!! yay inuyasha!

    Mae LunaMae LunaAylar önce
  • Dear Virginia, I was born in your land, filled with hopes and dreams and-- HURRY THE FUDGE UP, THIS ISN'T THAT DIFFICULT.

    DarkRoe The Nin-BotDarkRoe The Nin-BotAylar önce
  • WTF? I've always thought that the ERA was the law of the land. Christ, what century is the south living in?

    Daniel ReillyDaniel ReillyAylar önce
  • OK, John, let's see if you can get the Left to actually start talking about the E.R.A. on a regular basis. Please, go for it. :)

    Josiah SpiessJosiah SpiessAylar önce
  • Don't you ruin the McRib for me mr Jamie Oliver!

    Hänsel DämpfelHänsel DämpfelAylar önce
  • Abortion shouldn’t exist. He’s right

    Squangel NutzSquangel NutzAylar önce
  • Oklahoman here: SPOLIER OKLAHOMA SUCKS! We will always be the last to do something so yeah that's not gonna happen lol

    LadyZubatLadyZubatAylar önce
  • Of course the south holds out and the women is in the kitchens

    Daniel VasquezDaniel VasquezAylar önce
  • Come on North Carolina...

    Joe CurJoe CurAylar önce
  • So many issues with mixing up gender & sex. AHHHHHHH

    Alexander BradleyAlexander BradleyAylar önce
  • It's depressing that literally every problem America experiences is down to one common denominator: *Republican Men.*

    5Oblivion5OblivionAylar önce
  • We need an ambitious political party that says equal opportunity to hit it and sex is what everyone needs. Also less hate and everyone needs a chance especially abortion which is life begins with in u life is life no ways around it

    Phillip MatawaranPhillip MatawaranAylar önce
  • I live in Oklahoma we won't be passing any equal rights anything here ANYTIME soon unfortunately... alot of people who have the influence to do so, are all sexist or racist or both.. mostly both. God's sake we were the last state to legalize tattooing if we were the last to do something as trivial as tattooing do you really think that we'd step up to the plate for something as important as equal rights? They are roughly In the same category just not the same genre. Only reason medical marijuana was passed here was because of the people getting enough signatures to actually get it on a ballot. That and pretty much everyone who isnt a politician smokes cannabis is Oklahoma lol

    That One Guy With The FaceThat One Guy With The FaceAylar önce
  • Why am I still not surprised America doesn't have equal rights?

    Angus NobleAngus NobleAylar önce
  • 3:20 these states do not surprise me

    DeadManWilly: I’m both Dead and AliveDeadManWilly: I’m both Dead and AliveAylar önce
  • You know this section was written by a woman because it's much unfunnier than usual.

    grtgrtgrtgrtAylar önce
  • Where do I go to vote? I’m not gonna stop until men and women are clearly recognized as equals under the law and by all those who follow it.

    Noah WeathersNoah WeathersAylar önce
  • We should just split Florida already. The differences between SoFlo and the rest of the state are hilariously apparent once you've visited both.

    Sai KanjiSai KanjiAylar önce
  • Oh my god is that really missuries flag

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  • When John gets dramatic

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  • Serina-Joy Waterford

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