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

  • Datum objavljivanja: 10. Lip 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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Komentari • 11 098

  • Khaled DarCastro
    Khaled DarCastro Prije dan

    "Im So Tired Of Living Here"
    -New Florida Anthem

  • fukckgooogle
    fukckgooogle Prije dan

    discrimination is not the same thing as merely being disadvantaged.

  • Candy Domination
    Candy Domination Prije dan

    I live in MS and frequently go to AL, and I agree and confirm with everything John Oliver said.

  • Coleman Remington
    Coleman Remington Prije dan

    The problem is that the arguement and stance of a loud minority posses (far left feminist) a view that equal outcome is what is needed. Equal outcome is a terrible idea and just like the "homo" comment they are trying to argue a stance that is of their beliefs and empathy yet they can't see the hippocritical nature of other aspects of their arguement. Such as if equality is important why would you disparage a homosexual in a derogatory manner?! Some fucked up thinking all around if you ask me. Any critical thinking will tear apart their position and it's not because we or I are bigots or not empathetical it's just that their position is just factually wrong and if you can't agree on scientific facts then it's hard to make progress.
    what is being argued is not what is being argued out on the field and unfortunately just like the scolia clip they are arguing from a bigger picture of what that would lead to if these new viewpoints are placed into law. We are starting to see the most inclusive and socialistic democracies leading the charge but they are facing some huge problems.

  • Shelby Paige
    Shelby Paige Prije dan

    I hate living in Arizona. Can it please do something positive for once?????

  • Hellgearone
    Hellgearone Prije dan

    7:21 You're wrong. Wives are the property of their husbands, especially more so back then than now. Y do you thing women are given away by their fathers. Women go from being their fathers property to being their husbands. Do a Wikipedia search or ask google or simply look at history. Their are laws in some states that tells you how often you can beat your wife and with what.

    Maybe it's time we do away with the whole marriage bullshit.

  • jim cable
    jim cable Prije dan

    You want MO to ratify the era? Simple, just qualify, specifically, that it refers basely to gender, not statuses baised on gender, like pregnancy, so, that maternity leave can still be implemented. We're already a state that has thought of muslims as conservative religious leaders that held balls for great achievements in education by women & used to dress like the kkk. At least, that's what they've been since the VP fair started in the state. Just ensure that pregnancy ISNT specified as a status for absolutely equal treatment, this, ensuring maternity leave, &, binge. Missouri will ratify.

  • tori248
    tori248 Prije dan

    As someone who lives in Louisiana I try to be concerned about coastal erosion but it might be better for us all if the states on the southeastern coast just kinda fell off the rest of America

  • Danny Landrum
    Danny Landrum Prije dan

    Still trying to figure out what rights women don't have that men do? We know they have privileges, like dying on the job much much less, being homeless much much less, having more people in college than men, and having the upper hand in child custody court. But what rights are missing - please help me.

  • Borinya Thongmanee
    Borinya Thongmanee Prije dan

    I could be in trouble for saying this lol but please do an ep on the fake democracy in Thailand. You always make Mondays better xx

  • TheGameMakeGuy
    TheGameMakeGuy Prije dan

    This doesnt really mean that women don't have the same rights as men that basically means that noone has the same rights as anyone else which makes no sence and probably isn't the case as the same laws apply to everyone

  • Captain Doomsday
    Captain Doomsday Prije dan

    Oh, god, call me Nostradamus, because I'm going to predict the future.
    We're going to have real, unironic pushback against WOMEN HAVING RIGHTS in significant enough quantities that fixing the issue becomes legitimately difficult. Somewhere in the middle of the season, when rational people are getting fatigued and distracted, those people who claim rape should be legal (and I stress these are real) are going to slither out from some gutters and start screeching something about religion mandating the oppression of women and scaring a bunch of incels into believing they'll never have sex if women have rights. Successfully.

  • Nicholas Reichart
    Nicholas Reichart Prije dan +1

    Sex, not gender
    You can choose your gender, sex is from birth

  • Khalid Brown
    Khalid Brown Prije dan

    I thought it was W for wumbo...

  • eKaYTeNshi
    eKaYTeNshi Prije dan +1

    Arizona, Virginia, or the Carolinas FTW. I just know Georgia is trash, i live here

  • Prince Seokjin
    Prince Seokjin Prije dan

    I’m pretty sure Serena Joy from the Handmaid’s Tale was based off of Phyllis Schlafly

  • Robert Marrone
    Robert Marrone Prije dan +1

    Strange, he left out the ratification deadline was extended to March 22, 1982, so it would have to be drawn up again and voted on again in the house and senate. Good thing most states have already passed something like this in their own states.

  • I Didn't Do It And I Will Never Do It Again

    This story is unresearched bullshit, the Constitution doesn't make any distinction of a person's sex in the first place.


  • José Queirós
    José Queirós Prije dan

    my god this man has ingested so much soy

  • LukkasZB
    LukkasZB Prije dan

    Bla bla bla bla Orange man bad, Bla bla bla bla Orange man bad, Bla bla bla bla Orange man bad, Bla bla bla bla Orange man bad, Bla bla bla bla Orange man bad,

  • Vicoris
    Vicoris Prije dan

    I will never have respect for people who are “afraid women will be included in the draft” oh what’s that? You’re afraid of being sent to your death in a pointless war? Oh man, that’s so terrible, i have absolutely no idea what that feels like, have some Pity you whiny fuck

  • Natalie Rose
    Natalie Rose Prije dan

    Um, if you'd actually separated North Carolina and South Carolina, we'd consider it.

  • Xaro Xhoan Daxos
    Xaro Xhoan Daxos Prije 2 dana +1

    Such ignorance. The ERA does NOT provide gender protection, it specifically says SEX, not gender.
    Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
    Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
    Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
    Since modern gender theory claims that women can be male or female in their sex, it does not provide a protection for gender identity.

  • Felipe Macias
    Felipe Macias Prije 2 dana

    Please make a segment on Brazil's politics, it has so much potential

  • Thales87 G
    Thales87 G Prije 2 dana

    As a resident of georgia i really hope its us!.... thank god for atlanta otherwise we would just be alabama

  • Hamad Osuna
    Hamad Osuna Prije 2 dana

    Sex Is A Sacred Bond Between Me & Obadiah It's Not Supposed To Be Given To Babies

  • Hamad Osuna
    Hamad Osuna Prije 2 dana

    Can You Have Sex Without Me According To Definition Or Law?

  • Rycore XIII
    Rycore XIII Prije 2 dana

    Honestly I want it to be Florida, purely because I think that would be funny.

  • Hamad Osuna
    Hamad Osuna Prije 2 dana

    Andre Gide Wrote The 19th Amendment

  • Berly Kim
    Berly Kim Prije 2 dana

    I love you john oliver, but like the video you showed earlier, you were so inspirational just to fall with the yo mama jokes. Clearly misogynistic, which is ironic since you are handling the exact issue🤦‍♀️ Disappointed man

  • Zentauri7
    Zentauri7 Prije 2 dana

    So, will women all of a sudden face penalties too, if they fail to register for the draft?

  • C_Schultz73
    C_Schultz73 Prije 2 dana

    The only thing dumber than this not being a law yet is that there needs to be a law for it.

  • Emily Houston
    Emily Houston Prije 2 dana +3

    "Alabama, it definitely won't be you," lmao

  • SS Robs
    SS Robs Prije 2 dana

    What rights do women not have that men do, John?

  • Jody Bruchon
    Jody Bruchon Prije 2 dana +1

    Equal Protection Clause. No further law required. Sorry kids, this is bull.

  • B. Sprouse
    B. Sprouse Prije 2 dana

    Would be awesome if it was Florida. But the rich conservatives would probably implode.

  • Sum1stio
    Sum1stio Prije 2 dana +1

    Repeal the 19th ammendment.

  • Mr M
    Mr M Prije 2 dana

    “Hey pig, your mom fucks pigs. Put a apple in your mouth you just got roasted” at that line I was dead! Great writing!

  • GABX P
    GABX P Prije 2 dana

    I like how everyone blames “privilege” for their problems

  • GABX P
    GABX P Prije 2 dana


  • GABX P
    GABX P Prije 2 dana

    Even Floridians hate Florida 🤣

  • swaerd
    swaerd Prije 3 dana

    I hope it's MO so we can make up for Schlafly.

  • Mprator
    Mprator Prije 3 dana

    Sorry, the amendment had a ratification deadline that has long since passed, you'd have to start over again beginning with getting it though 2/3s of Congress.

  • Erin Cobb
    Erin Cobb Prije 3 dana +1

    I think that the ERA should be passed 100%. It's important to say that because I'm about to point out what might be a flaw:
    11:29 Because the modern concept of gender includes transgender and gender non-conforming individuals there are interpretations of law that distinguish between "gender" and "sex". People like Joanna Cherry in the UK are trying to reference laws that use the word "sex" and use them as weapons against transgender people. This means that protecting based on sex, may not in all cases protect based on gender.

    • Tour Guide
      Tour Guide Prije dan

      You right. I personally Identify myself as a M1A1 Abrams tank, and there's not a single quote of my gender in the law. Where is equality huh? Why can't we, M1A1 Abrams tank gender, cannot be implemented by surgery a 40 rounds barrel, an Allison DDA X-1100-3B transmission and a Honeywell AGT1500C multi-fuel turbine engine ????? WHY HUH ???
      This county is so unfair we need social justice ASAP.

  • Kimiwa Sadat
    Kimiwa Sadat Prije 3 dana

    5:29 Actually, it took you longer than 4 seconds

  • Zayd Mahdi
    Zayd Mahdi Prije 3 dana

    God damn it Virginia

  • Robert Walker
    Robert Walker Prije 3 dana +2

    The 19th Amendment proved that the 14th Amendment does not guarantee equal rights by gender. Furthermore, the word "male" appears in the 14th Amendment 3 times. The word "female" or the word "gender" 0 times. Point to Justice Scalia. Vote ERA.

  • Sneeki Breeki
    Sneeki Breeki Prije 3 dana +2

    What the fuck is the problem with the dad getting custody of his kids if he divorces? You can't pick and choose equal rights if and when it suits you because women are just as capable of being shitty human beings as men.

  • Matt H.
    Matt H. Prije 3 dana

    Being from Florida myself, I can attest to that young lady's statement, and will supplement it with: "That's why I moved." ;)

  • Baba O'Really
    Baba O'Really Prije 3 dana +2

    Isn't it already illegal to pay a woman less than a man for the same work based on their gender? Also if women were a cheaper hire why would corporations pay more for men? #thereisnopaygap

    • SS Robs
      SS Robs Prije 2 dana

      Baba O'Really Shhhhhh, just let them focus on nonsense....Better to let idiots fight for something they already have than for them to think for themselves and in all likelihood be detrimental somehow.

  • Naomi Meme
    Naomi Meme Prije 3 dana

    He attacked Oklahoma lmfao I live here and he didn’t lie

  • ihatecrackhead
    ihatecrackhead Prije 3 dana

    We need this
    I was arrested for being raped because my female rapist turned out to be underage, anytime a underage males raped a female, the male went to jail, but it's the opposite when men are the victim.
    for males my rapist testifies against me, luckily she told the truth mostly, said she wanted to be with an adult. my rapist could have made anything up, she had complete control over what happened to me, yet the state still is trying to indict me for over a year.
    I just want equal protection, the police knew what she was planning.
    she gained unauthorized access to an interstate computer to lure an adult to rape, the police were informed and decided not to warn me because I am strictly liable if my rapist turned out to be underage.
    I want to start a gofundme, but I don't want everyone to know.

  • tyeo098
    tyeo098 Prije 3 dana

    If you think a constitutional amendment will protect you from infringements, you should check out the 1st/2nd/4th amendments and their infringements...

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg Prije 3 dana +3

    This is pure propaganda. Incredible how gullible the viewers of these shows are.

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg Prije 3 dana +3

    Convenient of John to complain about how recent it is that women got the right to vote, without informing his viewers when men got the right to vote (hint: only a few years earlier).

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg Prije 3 dana +1

    Why is the left turning the topic of 'abortion' into a gender issue? Oh, right... they're obsessed with identity politics.

    • Pierce
      Pierce Prije 3 dana

      Because women are the only sex capable of having an abortion.

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg Prije 3 dana +1

    The female victim complex is so strong.

    • Pierce
      Pierce Prije dan

      @gjaddajg Well, that's a right wing opinion, so I don't care about #1. What if men weren't given equal rights by the constitution?

    • gjaddajg
      gjaddajg Prije dan

      1. I'm not right-wing.
      2. _I'm_ not the one playing victim; the right-wing is not playing victim - women _are._ So, you're not making any sense. You're just projecting.

    • Pierce
      Pierce Prije 3 dana

      The right wing victim complex is so strong.

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg Prije 3 dana +1

    Western women have _more_ rights and privileges than men. They're the most privileged people on the planet of all time. No one has ever had it easier.
    Whether it's affirmative action, diversity hiring/promotions, special programs or grants, the only form of gendered discrimination currently happening is _against_ men and _benefit_ women.
    Yet feminists are still whining and playing victims and everyone's buying it. We truly do live in a clown world.

  • Sebastian m
    Sebastian m Prije 3 dana +1

    Unjust laws makes exceptions.
    ERA makes exceptions.

  • amin mohamed
    amin mohamed Prije 3 dana


  • My pet Socrates
    My pet Socrates Prije 3 dana

    those state maps are very curious. I wonder the history and significance behind them.

  • mahmoud hamza
    mahmoud hamza Prije 3 dana +1

    I wish John Oliver's mom aborted him.

  • Nearly600 Pirates
    Nearly600 Pirates Prije 3 dana

    The US has always been against womens rights. Women were included in the voting rights act in the 60s because an antiwoman senator thought including women would kill the bill. He sincerely believed that congress would support voting rights for people of color but would refuse if women were protected too. Thankfully he was wrong, but historical anecdotes like this show how much this country hates women.

  • Reeve Savage
    Reeve Savage Prije 4 dana +1

    Ratatoullie makes the McRib=confirmed

  • Ameterasuu
    Ameterasuu Prije 4 dana

    White people, man...

  • Kay Haven
    Kay Haven Prije 4 dana +5

    Why am I NOT surprised at the majority of states that are holdouts?? 🤷🏼‍♀️🙇🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

    • Pierce
      Pierce Prije 3 dana +1

      I was shocked to see my home state, Arizona, grey on that map. We're probably one of the least conservative conservative state. We even have medical marijuana.

  • CantReadMan Last name
    CantReadMan Last name Prije 4 dana +1

    On June 5th of this year Michigan was found America’s most corrupt state with more then quadruple the amount of corruption cases of New York, California, or any other state. We get an average of 18 corruption cases a year for the past five years including multiple mayors, and we have the worst roads in the country despite we spend more then near top Ohio, and have the top three most human trafficking activity, WTF EVERYONE?!?!?

    • CantReadMan Last name
      CantReadMan Last name Prije 4 dana +1

      Oh yeah and we have some of the most heavily lobbied media outlets they throw a party every year on Makiwak island

    • CantReadMan Last name
      CantReadMan Last name Prije 4 dana +1

      I live in Michigan , we Also have the 4th largest drug problem in the county and every year some public figure is fucking up our budget or some policies every year and I’m young but it seems I’m the only one that notices please bring more awareness to this bc the police are notorious, and everyone’s probably so dumb Bc I bet money there’s more lead in pipes throughout Michigan, I guarantee it which would evidentially explain so much. PLEASE BRING ATTENTION TO THIS

  • Robert
    Robert Prije 4 dana +2

    Yawn. And the wage gap thing is BS.

  • Shoeperman Butthman
    Shoeperman Butthman Prije 4 dana

    Anyone knows where Phyllis schlafly is buried because I want to pee on her grave and I suggest we make this a viral challenge.

  • CircaBEFORE
    CircaBEFORE Prije 4 dana

    Ratify the ERA NOW!!!

  • Dante Ferrise
    Dante Ferrise Prije 4 dana


  • Dante Ferrise
    Dante Ferrise Prije 4 dana

    Change is scary and some people who hold extreme beliefs or are extremely paranoid end up opposing things that will clearly benefit everyone and use scare tactics to do so!

  • Gibson Munyi
    Gibson Munyi Prije 4 dana

    hoooly shit Mississippi

  • Ze Hot Jalapeno
    Ze Hot Jalapeno Prije 4 dana

    8:54 Did he just call a pizzeria a pizza parlor?

    • PerthTowne
      PerthTowne Prije 4 dana

      I've heard it called that. Old term. Maybe regional in parts of the east coast.

  • Peter Aguilar
    Peter Aguilar Prije 4 dana

    Phyllis Schlafly is what happens when a masochist sub is allowed to do politics by her dom.

  • Girl Woman
    Girl Woman Prije 4 dana

    chews day

  • Kristian Falk
    Kristian Falk Prije 4 dana


  • theoriginalshew
    theoriginalshew Prije 4 dana

    Weird that most of the states holding out were Confederate States.

    • Pierce
      Pierce Prije 3 dana

      not weird at all. extremely predictable

  • JosephineLee
    JosephineLee Prije 4 dana

    Please marry me 😍

  • M4rtingale
    M4rtingale Prije 5 dana +2

    Speaking of equality for the law, men receive much harsher sentences than women for the same offenses. But yeah, women are discriminated against in the judicial system.

    • Jody Bruchon
      Jody Bruchon Prije 2 dana

      @some internet weirdo Why is it dumb? It's true, and backed by facts.

    • some internet weirdo
      some internet weirdo Prije 4 dana

      I have been sitting here trying to reply but I just... I cannot believe how dumb this statement is.

  • chbrules
    chbrules Prije 5 dana +2

    So what rights are denied to women because of their sex? Why is the ERA necessary? It's redundant. It's nothing but virtue-signalling. By your own logic, the ERA could be taken away all the same.
    Scalia's commentary isn't case law nor some ruling. He's also dead.

  • Kazuichi Souda
    Kazuichi Souda Prije 5 dana

    And Phyllis' son Andrew created Conservapedia. Fucking yikes.

  • 21centdregs
    21centdregs Prije 5 dana

    so much kick ass work being done by john oliver. then he allows a joke to get through comparing fast food workers to vermin. cmon john we’ve gotten used to a higher bar!

  • Kelp Farming
    Kelp Farming Prije 5 dana

    Anyone else notice how angry these guilty white leftists are getting? These are the people of tolerance and love? Wow, in an abusive kinda way I guess.

  • J S
    J S Prije 5 dana +2

    Arizona choose not to ratify in their most recent session, even with a demonstration march. Such shame.

  • Kyle Stubbs
    Kyle Stubbs Prije 5 dana +4

    3:56 Was that just a one-off, or did something relevant happen that day in history?

    • Pierce
      Pierce Prije 3 dana

      I could not find anything that happened on that day.

  • DeepDive
    DeepDive Prije 5 dana

    How do idiots like you get jobs, you completely dismissed the other side of the argument, didn't even mention there is another side. First of all the ERA would demolish all gender distinctions, for example men would no longer be required to pay alimony, women would be enlisted in the draft, unisex bathrooms would become law, schools would no longer be allowed to have boys team and girls teams, which would greatly disadvantage women since men are (usually,) physically stronger. Imagine the national team made of boys and girls, imagine a man being able to leave a family with no consequences whatsoever, imagine women are treated the same in the workforce, no maternity leave, no nothing. In today's world women are a lot more privileged than men. Right now if a man and a women with equal qualities ran for president, most people would support the woman all in the name of feminism. You can only bring up the gender gap which is not due to male supremacy but women simply choosing jobs which tend to make less money. Like the fact a huge of teachers are women.
    There are intrinsic values for being a man and there intrinsic values for being a women but men and women are the NOT the same, equal opportunity is always desired but equal outcome is should never be forced, both women and men have different important things that they offer to society, for example women teach kids because they are more patient and have more self control than men, and men do construction work because they are stronger. Now if a man wanted to become a teacher, he can but on average he won't be as good as a women and similarly if a women wanted to become a construction worker, she can but on average she won't be as good aa a man.

  • Amanda LaPage
    Amanda LaPage Prije 5 dana


  • Firebender 117
    Firebender 117 Prije 5 dana

    Lets go Virginia

    MANDALA MAKER Prije 5 dana +2

    Considering Virginia's a BLUE state now, I expect Virginia to be the first out of the 13 states to ratify the ERA

  • Daniela Cedillo
    Daniela Cedillo Prije 5 dana +1

    "Women almost always get the kids in a divorce." Yes and if they are very abusive and the father is not the Douche then yes. That is stupid. Fathers can be nurturing as well. Sooo...maybe that needs to be equal as well and not bias.

  • bartonfang
    bartonfang Prije 5 dana

    Why are we so surprised that there are a lot of stupid people?

  • Lina S
    Lina S Prije 5 dana

    It's really shocking to hear there's no constitutional gender equality in the us, makes me all the more happy to be living in germany, where equality got its own article in the constitution in 1949. It's just such a fundamental thing

  • HyperNova 200
    HyperNova 200 Prije 5 dana

    with all the affirmative action bullshit in america. we've had legal equality for decades now. but now affirmative action says whites are clearly privileged when they arent. and are giving blacks the seat

  • Neil Stone
    Neil Stone Prije 5 dana

    In that lady's defence it was the 70s

  • Because Jamie
    Because Jamie Prije 5 dana

    news flash, Florida is the nutsack of 'Merica.

  • Fern Delisle
    Fern Delisle Prije 5 dana

    Come on fellow Virginians, there's a woman on our flag.

  • Mecka Doyle
    Mecka Doyle Prije 5 dana +11

    Please remember that Georgia's flag is literally just the first Confederate flag with the state seal slapped on

  • Ryan Barham
    Ryan Barham Prije 5 dana +10

    Wouldn't it be funny if it WAS Alabama, after he said it wouldn't be.

  • Trey Noe
    Trey Noe Prije 5 dana

    Arizona Is a nothing state