The struggle for equal rights and privileges for women

Not all slavery ended when the thirteenth amendment was passed. First nation peoples (referred to as indians) continued to be used as slaves after the Emancipation Proclamation. Women still haven’t gotten the equal rights and privileges under the law promised by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. When the simple straight-forward constitutional amendment was proposed specifying that women should get this equal treatment the requisite number of States failed to ratify it. That denial is the epitome of gender-bias at work. See the photo of the T-shirt below having the simple wording of the Equal Rights Amendment itself printed on it, and then ask yourself: How could anyone oppose that (the E.R.A.) unless they are biased? ERA-T-shirt-equal-rights-under-law-shall-not-be-denied-or-abridged-on-account-of-sex


5 Responses to “The struggle for equal rights and privileges for women”

  1. Vanessa S. Says:

    Well, duh! I agree completely. You’re right. We have to keep the pressure on. By the way, you should upload smaller images so they load faster and show up better on RSS. We feminists should really put the pressure on.

  2. Panty Buns Says:

    Thanks for the advice and for your comments. I just uploaded a smaller image of the same E.R.A. T-shirt and will try to upload smaller images (less KB or MB) in the future.

  3. Marge96 Says:

    We women still get less pay that men even though we’re generally smarter and have better judgement than they do. Men should be thankful to let the rights and privileges be equal. In fact they should worship women and then be told “no”.

  4. Sadie Says:

    The fact that women are still woefully under-represented in Congress and in the board-rooms of the big corporations even after all these decades of struggle just goes to show that the submissive female stereotype doesn’t work. They need a figurative good hard kick in the nuts to get their attention - or maybe a few literal kicks in the nuts. Make their balls shy while we grow our own.

  5. Lucy Says:

    I don’t see myself or other women of my generation disadvantaged or oppressed under the law. Sure there’s sexism and discrimination but you can’t forbid people to be asses. In fact, I currently see more legal discrimination against men at least in Europe than against women.

    Feminist’s work on LGTB rights is very important and I fully support it, but with plain gender issues, I can’t identify with it anymore. It just feels too much like a giant pity party which is demeaning and patronizing to us and relies entirely on the old patriarchal damsel in distress fantasy. As long as that fantasy keeps getting regurgitated for men who just want to profile themselves as the savior of helpless women, we will never break away from the patriarchal structures.