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    Equal Rights Amendment Reintroduced

    Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Judy Biggert (R-IL), and more than 50 co-sponsors reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment today in the House of Representatives. The amendment would add the following sentence to the US Constitution: "Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex".

    In a press conference this morning, Congresswoman Maloney stated, "Women have made incredible progress in the past few decades. But laws can change, government regulations can be weakened, and judicial attitudes can shift. The only way for women to achieve equality in the United States is to write it into the Constitution".

    Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal said, "Although women in the United States have made considerable gains in the last 40 years, we are now lagging behind the rest of the world in closing the gender gap. According to the World Economic Forum, the US ranks 31st of 128 countries overall, but 76th in educational attainment, 36th in health and survival, 69th in political empowerment, and 70th for wage equality for similar work. In the representation of women in our Congress, we rank 71st. Clearly, the US needs an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to help women overcome systemic sex discrimination in our nation".
    What an incredible waste of time and resources. Even assuming that there was any merit to this idea, there is no way that genetic sex would be recognized as more important than some nebulous "gender" identity. Every tranny, cross-dresser, and drag queen would demand a piece of this pie.

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    When it was first introduced, Erma Bombeck wittily said that "no phrase has been so misunderstood since 'one size fits all'." It's pretty outdated now, though.
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    Oh equal rights! I thought this thread was going to be about laundry detergent! I like wisk the best but nothing gets my work britches real clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Oh equal rights! I thought this thread was going to be about laundry detergent! I like wisk the best but nothing gets my work close real clean!
    "close"????
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    "close"????
    Woops! What is your favorite laundry detergent?
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    I don't claim to pay a lot of attention to laundry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I don't claim to pay a lot of attention to laundry.
    Does the butler do it!
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