House Democrats are back to pushing the Equal Rights Act through the halls of Congress.
Speaking from the House floor, Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed women are perpetual victims in society and need constitutional assistance to be treated equally. She said women have been disregarded ever since the writing of the Constitution.
“At America’s founding, women were intentionally left out of the Constitution,” she said. “Today we still receive less pay for the same work and we receive violence and harassment just for being a woman. But the #ERA will prohibit all of that.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "At America's founding, women were intentionally left out of the Constitution… Today we still receive less pay for the same work and we receive violence and harassment just for being a woman. But the #ERA will prohibit all of that." pic.twitter.com/wmNO5ox3O4
— The Hill (@thehill) February 14, 2020
Statistically, women are not being left out of society, but are leading it: in college acceptance and graduation rates, workplace participation, life expectancy, and many more categories.
Several people online remarked the ERA already incorporates many things that are already on the books and that the amendment would be little more than ceremonial.
Take a look at some of these responses, via Twitchy:
1. No, we weren't left out of the Constitution
2. No, we don't receive less pay for the same work (that's illegal)
3. No, the ERA wouldn't prohibit violence and harassment women face—it's already illegal
But there ARE consequences to the ERA: https://t.co/BDLsjMHC5r
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) February 14, 2020
You are a successful woman with a platform & a powerful voice. Be honest about what being a US woman in the year 2020 has afforded you.
True equality doesn't require special treatment.
— Smirkarah (@FoundersGirl) February 14, 2020
Stop making women out to be perpetual victims
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) February 14, 2020
For sure we need another law to prohibit things that are already, well, illegal.
— Anji Swingle (@AnjiSwingle) February 14, 2020
58% of college students.
3 years extra life expectancy.
<10% of workplace deaths.
<10% of prisoners.
Not subject to the draft.
As a man, I welcome the equality overlords. https://t.co/MhyFgeTvxk
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) February 14, 2020
You know, the people pushing for the “Equal rights Amendment” would have a much easier time getting it passed if they admitted that all the “benefits” of it already exist and it’s just a symbolic gesture.
But no. They have to keep pushing the lie that rights are denied to women.
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 14, 2020
The ERA will “prohibit” violence and harassment? #Magic
— Dog-Faced Pony Soldier (@gypsyluc) February 14, 2020