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


  1. camXmile

    camXmile53 minutos atrás

    You might think it's noble and all that. But in fact the host is pushing for this 'cause they'll immediately declare that some weirdo identifying as attack helicopter has equal rights since the amendment doesn't specify how many genders there are. And back in the days only 2 were acknowledged. So what I'm saying is that amendment is outdated and they should've stopped at 10 anyway.

  2. -Ivan Loesch

    -Ivan Loesch5 horas atrás


  3. Mandy Johnson

    Mandy Johnson10 horas atrás

    Oklahoma, failing every single day.

  4. Farida Twaha

    Farida Twaha10 horas atrás

    CD player and WI be happy

  5. Farida Twaha

    Farida Twaha10 horas atrás

    CD player and WI be happy

  6. Farida Twaha

    Farida Twaha10 horas atrás

    If you want to be a good L Jackson or something like that I have to be a good wo

  7. Farida Twaha

    Farida Twaha10 horas atrás

    If you want to be a good L Jackson

  8. Farida Twaha

    Farida Twaha10 horas atrás

    The only one who is that jail for the first

  9. Beanmachine91

    Beanmachine91Dia atrás

    fight for your right to party!

  10. Beanmachine91

    Beanmachine91Dia atrás

    you forgot equal lefts!

  11. Astro Wolvez

    Astro WolvezDia atrás

    I have no idea how trump just let the violence against women act expire. That alone is really telling.

  12. Nick Rumore

    Nick RumoreDia atrás

    13:10 *cough*

  13. Donteatacowman

    Donteatacowman2 dias atrás

    I'm surprised he didn't mention it, but if the ERA was passed, it seems like it could be very much interpreted as promoting marriage equality. (Hopefully no one brings that up to homophobes if this is otherwise a bipartisan measure...)


    STONE BOLT2 dias atrás

    7:07 Ugh I hate that phrase, “I’d like to thank my husband Fred for letting me come today. Fuck right off, they are your spouse who you don’t need to get permission to do what you want to do.

  15. Arlind Pali

    Arlind Pali2 dias atrás

    It should not be one, it should be all of them. Its embarrasing

  16. interloop

    interloop3 dias atrás

    Doesn’t it say somewhere,: “all people are created equal”?

  17. interloop

    interloop2 dias atrás

    Scooter Barr are you lazy, indoctrinated or stupid? Come back to me when you finish law school.

  18. interloop

    interloop2 dias atrás

    Scooter Barr, I don’t know, I guess you don’t know what intent means or precedent?

  19. Scooter Barr

    Scooter Barr2 dias atrás

    In the Declaration of Independence. Not the Constitution. Are you lazy, indoctrinated, or dumb?

  20. Family Grobauskas

    Family Grobauskas3 dias atrás

    Georgia's flag is the worst because they literally just slapped their seal on the bonnie flag (the official flag of the CSA during the entirety of its existence)

  21. Stefan laluna

    Stefan laluna3 dias atrás

    and off course the silly bitch is a christian....as every madman who wants to manipulate and enslave others Lets not forget Hitler too used religion, as are the republicans are doing now

  22. Cojimoto Misashi

    Cojimoto Misashi4 dias atrás

    I love the flag of Mississippi

  23. Thomas Kinkade

    Thomas Kinkade4 dias atrás


  24. Terrence Koeman

    Terrence Koeman4 dias atrás

    John Oliver conveniently forgets to mention that a *lot* of feminists also campaigned against the ERA, because it would also make any privileges women enjoy illegal. And he also conveniently forgets that the ERA has a *section* *2* See: humanevents.com/2019/06/13/the-equal-rights-amendment-and-feminist-empowerment/

  25. prying eyes

    prying eyes4 dias atrás

    @3:01 Remarkably enough, swollenboys .com is not a porn site.

  26. Anthony Gonzales

    Anthony Gonzales6 dias atrás

    America is a poor and shit hole country

  27. Oddacity

    Oddacity6 dias atrás

    the W is for wumbo

  28. Snow_White_MR2

    Snow_White_MR26 dias atrás

    Wow I'm ashamed to realize I never thought about this.

  29. Evil Clever Dog

    Evil Clever Dog6 dias atrás

    Phyllis Schlafly was a hag, & I'm glad she's dead - people are not property.

  30. 8Smoker8

    8Smoker87 dias atrás

    "Closing the wage gap"? lol please.

  31. chris stath

    chris stath8 dias atrás

    that burn on arizona still funny.

  32. Shawn Patrick

    Shawn Patrick8 dias atrás

    Unfortunately, states can also vote to rescind their approval. I see my home state of Tennessee doing that. Hell, our governor today signed a bill making July 13th "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day". Christ I really need to get out of the south. So hurry up before this happens, other states. After number 38 ratifies, there are no take-backs!

  33. Carl L

    Carl L8 dias atrás

    Elects rapists to the presidency and the supreme court - check!

  34. YuriGaDaisukiDa

    YuriGaDaisukiDa8 dias atrás

    Beautifully said John! Men and women are equal in the issue of abortion. Hopefully more people will see the father is a victim too when mothers try to say “my body my choice” ignoring her kid and it’s father

  35. BluntriX

    BluntriX9 dias atrás

    This video didnt even get equal views. Tisk, tisk, tisk.

  36. Davonte Hardaway

    Davonte Hardaway9 dias atrás

    Wow i am so surprised Tennessee is not on of the holdouts.

  37. Benjamin Pound

    Benjamin Pound9 dias atrás

    You’re a national treasure, Mr. Oliver.

  38. Captain Bananapants

    Captain Bananapants9 dias atrás

    John, why am I having to use a VPN to watch this from Australia? Cmon, man.

  39. Ric V

    Ric V9 dias atrás

    It's not equal rights unless it's equal rights to all reguardless of age, race, gender, location, looks, financial status, age, socio economic background, nationality, religion, education level and age.

  40. We Are Showboat

    We Are Showboat9 dias atrás

    But seriously, wouldn’t the ERA make a male only military draft unconstitutional? John Oliver kinda just shrugged that off. Pretty sure men could argue being sent to die doesn’t make them equally protected under the law.

  41. Jibbler

    Jibbler9 dias atrás

    This is an important point.

  42. phil valentine

    phil valentine10 dias atrás

    Well it's definitely not going to be Mississippi. They didn't ratify the 13th amendment until 2013.

  43. TWSTF 8

    TWSTF 810 dias atrás

    Kirk Douglas was born; "Issur Danielovitch," lol and having been born on December 9, 1916, is almost 103 years old! He was actually born at the end of WWI, Served in the United States Military during WWII, from 1941 to 1945, and has actually lived long enough to witness virtually every significant event in World history since two years after the sinking of the Titanic! He has GOT to have some awesome stories lol if I ever met him for some reason, I would probably have alot of trouble leaving him alone, I'd be asking him about EVERYTHING.

  44. saultube44

    saultube4410 dias atrás

    Why 38 States? why not just 2/3? that's 33 States

  45. Gretel Smith

    Gretel Smith11 dias atrás

    I live in the armpit of a state AZ. There are no open minds here. We definitely will NEVER do anything to lift women up. People here don't say excuse me when they run over your foot with their cart at Fry's. They don't say anything, they just glare at you like it's your fault for being in their path. Summer makes everything much worse!

  46. Shafer Hart

    Shafer Hart12 dias atrás

    7:15 solid trolling lol

  47. John Draffin

    John Draffin12 dias atrás

    John Oliver is the G.O.A.T

  48. B

    B12 dias atrás

    Calling originalists insane is bizarre itself, originalism is just a safety measure to avoid the abuse of the vagueness of the English language. Many people who advocate for the ERA are originalists, so assuming it is based on political partisanship rather than the philosophy of law a dangerous precedent to take.

  49. Lissy London

    Lissy London12 dias atrás

    "While claiming to benefit women, the ERA would actually have taken away some of women's rights. We based our arguments on the writings of pro-ERA law professors, among them current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The amendment would require women to be drafted into military combat any time men were conscripted, abolish the presumption that the husband should support his wife and take away Social Security benefits for wives and widows. It would also give federal courts and the federal government enormous new powers to reinterpret every law that makes a distinction based on gender, such as those related to marriage, divorce and alimony. " www.latimes.com/la-op-schafly8apr08-story.html

  50. Paul Sanders

    Paul Sanders11 dias atrás

    Lissy London it would make the law gender neutral just as it should be

  51. Joe Milosch

    Joe Milosch12 dias atrás

    With the ERA, why should a man marry a women? Stay single and avoid the inevitable divorce.

  52. Amrieuro

    Amrieuro12 dias atrás

    Running the misogynism meter over the 13 holdouts shows there's 3 possibles, 2 long-shots and 8 it ain't ever gonna happen...

  53. Bizzaro World

    Bizzaro World12 dias atrás

    Do we really not know that the gender wage gap is a myth and has been debunked and disproved over and over by economists? Really Ollie??? C'mon man...

  54. Kyle Rayburn

    Kyle Rayburn12 dias atrás

    He kinda glossed over the fact that this would require women to be included in the draft, of which would include combat roles. Not something I’m against but a fact that should be considered Equality means equal responsibility. Paraphrased from Service Women’s Active Network or SWAN

  55. SageofStars

    SageofStars13 dias atrás

    You know, not for nothing, but I am actually curious what this would mean for the Draft, Divorce, Abortion, and Sentencing in the US. The first should just be eliminated at this point, probably. The second and third are...complicated issues, that require a lot more work than I would put into talking about them, and the fourth...well, I just saw a case in my home town where a couple, about two years ago attempted to rob a convenience store. Both held weapons, both were equally guilty. The woman got 2 years, plus a six month parole, and the guy got 22 years. This is due to them having children, BTW. If this passes, would the guy be able to object? If so, which sentence to they change? Not saying I'm against this, with toupee in the white house, we should do our best to enshrine good things, and heck, whichever way that goes, I think it would be a good thing, but it is a thought.

  56. Paul Sanders

    Paul Sanders13 dias atrás

    SageofStars i would imagine that if era existed the man and the woman would get an equally long and harsh sentence. Unless the judge finds some other excuse to make it worse for the man, like people often do with people of colour.