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


  1. Jamestown

    Jamestown23 horas atrás

    Mississippi really needs to change it's state flag to not have an emblem of treason on it.

  2. The Stinger

    The Stinger2 dias atrás

    The Framers left women out for good reason. Those men were intelligent where society today is STUPID. They were protecting America! The Bible also, does not give equal rights to women. They are not, never were nor ever will be men's equals.

  3. Cosmic K

    Cosmic K4 dias atrás

    How will making it a law really change anything?

  4. TheHoustonSkeptic

    TheHoustonSkeptic2 dias atrás

    @Cosmic K yes but having a constitutional amendment allows you to Sue and prevents backsliding in current legislation

  5. Cosmic K

    Cosmic K2 dias atrás

    @TheHoustonSkeptic History seems to suggest that there are loopholes everywhere and slimy bastards have the best teams money can buy to find them. I'm saying it wont change much.. they'll just hide it better. This is what they do. They make up other reasons to use to discriminate at their discretion and say its based on whatever they want yet still remain just as scummy.

  6. TheHoustonSkeptic

    TheHoustonSkeptic2 dias atrás

    It means you can sue people for violating it. So yeah it would make a huge difference

  7. muellerphyllis

    muellerphyllis4 dias atrás

    Old Fat White Men....

  8. Cyn

    Cyn9 dias atrás

    I'm actually surprised by the fact that it is not the exact same sentence in different languages. In my country the very first article of the constitution says: All those in the Netherlands are treated equally in the same cases. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief, political affiliation, race, gender or on whatever grounds is not permitted.

  9. Ranel Gallardo

    Ranel Gallardo10 dias atrás

    Is anyone surprised Texas ratified it? I’m a Texan and that shocked me.

  10. Brandon Blanco

    Brandon Blanco11 dias atrás

    Virginia is well underway than Arizona 13:27. Sorry Victoria Steele.

  11. Akosua Boahemaa

    Akosua Boahemaa12 dias atrás

    its going to be Virginia!!!

  12. spacelizbian

    spacelizbian12 dias atrás

    And now that the Democrats took control of Virginia, we're closer than ever before.

  13. ThatGuy67

    ThatGuy673 dias atrás

    Holy shit a good thing comes out of that

  14. Calvin George

    Calvin George4 dias atrás

    @Ranel Gallardo that is false.

  15. Ranel Gallardo

    Ranel Gallardo10 dias atrás

    Yeah but further acts by Congress have to be made before they can do anything

  16. Furple Young

    Furple Young12 dias atrás

    Lets go Virginia, let’s go! 👏🏾👏🏾

  17. rkovac1023

    rkovac102313 dias atrás

    I am actually embarrassed to see that North Carolina is one of the states that hasn't approved this.

  18. Brandon Blanco

    Brandon Blanco11 dias atrás

    rkovac1023 Same my home state of Georgia but I currently live in Virginia.

  19. ubernerd08

    ubernerd0813 dias atrás

    who’s here in 2019 after Virginia turned blue?

  20. Michael Soudah

    Michael Soudah6 dias atrás

    @Patrick Daniel That changes all the time. Give it a few years and it will swing again. That's what happens in politics. For example, usually the White House is controlled by the two parties and switches every one/two elections. Also take a look at California. For most of it's years it was a solidly Democratic state. Then in the 50s it switched red and voted for Every Republican presidential candidate until the 90s. And now it's back to being blue. These swings happen all of the time.

  21. Patrick Daniel

    Patrick Daniel6 dias atrás

    @Michael Soudah well the democrats now have Governor, Lieutenant gov and both houses of state.

  22. Michael Soudah

    Michael Soudah10 dias atrás

    it's purple

  23. Budmiren

    Budmiren13 dias atrás

    Virginia is on its way ... ❤️

  24. Thomas Heath

    Thomas Heath13 dias atrás

    Women have equal rights and all the same opportunities in this country.

  25. sandpiperr

    sandpiperr13 dias atrás

    @Thomas Heath Sure, Jan.

  26. Thomas Heath

    Thomas Heath13 dias atrás

    There will be more lost it will really give men more control lol and that’s not what these feminists want

  27. sandpiperr

    sandpiperr13 dias atrás

    Then what is there to lose by passing the ERA? If you believe women are already totally equal, then it'll change nothing so there's no downside. It also costs nothing. Doesn't require any taxes, doesn't require any government spending. It's just paperwork making what you say is already the de facto reality, offical in the Constitution. So there's no reason to be against it!

  28. Brandon Palazzo

    Brandon Palazzo13 dias atrás

    "Constitutional amendments are safe from Donald Trump." The second amendment sure was not safe from Clinton and Obama.

  29. Lil zod

    Lil zod6 dias atrás

    Brandon Palazzo 🤣🤣

  30. Emanuel

    Emanuel13 dias atrás

    4:34 I don't get it? What she said wasn't that horrible? She put it quiete direct, but this was progressive for the time. Bit too PC for my taste, otherwise great piece John!

  31. asyoz

    asyoz14 dias atrás

    I absolutely believe that all genders should be equal... BUT... Having an amendment to the constitution (or any law, for that matter) ensuring equality really makes me remember a magnificent comment in the phenomenal 'The West Wing' TV show. (This is also one of the very few times I've ever agreed with a Republican, on or off a fictional TV show...) Ainsley Hayes, a Republican lawyer working for the President, while in a meeting about an ERA says (after Sam Seborn asks her how she could possibly have an objection to an ERA): "Because it's humiliating. A new amendment we vote on declaring that I am equal under the law to a man, I am mortified to discover there's reason to believe I wasn't before. I am a citizen of this country, I am not a special subset in need of your protection. I do not have to have my rights handed down to me by a bunch of old, white, men. The same Article 14 that protects you, protects me, and I went to law school just to make sure." (S02E17 '17 people').

  32. redmustang04 redmustang04

    redmustang04 redmustang0414 dias atrás

    This is why you vote people. Virginia is going to be the 38th state to hopefully ratify it into the constitution. People if you are registered do it now and then come next year you fucking vote and if you can early vote then do it. You get your friends and family to vote.

  33. Chris Renaud

    Chris Renaud14 dias atrás

    John I really think you are pussy wipped, and brainwashed by the left wing.

  34. Brandon Blanco

    Brandon Blanco11 dias atrás

    Chris Renaud Go back and watch Steven Clam Chowder.

  35. Chris Renaud

    Chris Renaud14 dias atrás

    Oh you say a lot of bullshit that she was against sex segregated bathrooms, know look at your past hypocritical statements that we should be all inclusive. I think your a hypocrite yourself and should do more research on yourself. You commie leftist.

  36. Stone Coggins

    Stone Coggins14 dias atrás

    Good news for the ERA - now that Democrats control the government of Virginia it could well become the 38th state to ratify.

  37. Robin B.

    Robin B.9 dias atrás

    Quick Virginians! Pester your new Blue legislature and Governor to get on this! Call them up, write em letters! It's possible they won't remember to take care of this if they aren't reminded.

  38. jgonascar

    jgonascar14 dias atrás

    Democrats now have control of all 3 legislatures in Virginia now. A 38th state ratifying the amendment is now inevitable.

  39. DaveLH

    DaveLH14 dias atrás

    Phyllis Schlafly was basically the (un)intellectual forerunner of "Girl Defined", "Transformed Wife", and other famous anti-feminist BRreporterrs.

  40. Sampat K

    Sampat K14 dias atrás

    Who is here after Democrats won Virginia?

  41. Colonel Pepper

    Colonel Pepper14 dias atrás

    Dems have taken the Virginia state legislature, and have promised to sign the Equal Rights Amendment into law. It looks like the ERA will finally be put into the Constitution. Virginia is #1.

  42. Lil zod

    Lil zod6 dias atrás

    Virginia is #38.*

  43. Richard Walker

    Richard Walker14 dias atrás

    I love that "Florida" comment ... and that's where I live. So much corruption each and every election and the voters keep putting those involved right back in office.

  44. oskibear94

    oskibear9414 dias atrás

    C'mon Virginia. Drop this on McConnell's Senate lap and dare him to not vote for extending the deadline for resolution.

  45. Dmf2pc

    Dmf2pc14 dias atrás

    Schlafly was the Jordan Peterson of her time. Misrepresenting shit for clout and profit.

  46. Sean C

    Sean C14 dias atrás

    Where abortion is concerned, Dave Chappelle put it in the most succinct way possible, "If you've got a di@k, you need to shut the f@$k up about this one".

  47. Jiusonium

    Jiusonium15 dias atrás

    Phyllis was a big fucking cunt, wasn't she?

  48. SapphireGames

    SapphireGames16 dias atrás

    The Grand Canyon is in Arizona? I’m American and I have been to the Grand Canyon but I never knew it’s in Arizona

  49. Project Shadow

    Project Shadow16 dias atrás

    14:59 John: "Arkansas it could be you." Me (a person that lives in Arkansas): No. I highly doubt it. I think it would be amazing if we did, but I highly doubt it'll happen here.

  50. Lawikipa

    Lawikipa16 dias atrás

    0:36 WcMonald’s is real.

  51. Zhor'i Ambassador

    Zhor'i Ambassador18 dias atrás

    I am sorry, but it was my people who are responsible for denying the Equal Rights Amendment. Female Zhor'i do not see themselves as equal to male Zhor'i and they believe it is cancerous to say otherwise. Why? Because in Zhor'i society, women believe in hardening themselves while giving me privileges/exemptions, because men are not as necessary for survival if they are just as capable as women. However, women being given the ability to live a nicer, safer and less burdensome life will end up being softer, weaker and less independent. That is unacceptable to any Zhor'i woman, which is why it is never accepted. What is given for granted must be earned no matter what it is.

  52. Jeremiah Mullikin

    Jeremiah Mullikin18 dias atrás

    Nobody is born privileged.

  53. Jeremiah Mullikin

    Jeremiah Mullikin18 dias atrás

    Uses a reference to baking to plug the ERA...

  54. Ode Valkamo

    Ode Valkamo20 dias atrás

    How come every single problem they talk about this show is already taken care of in Europe?

  55. NECHO II

    NECHO II20 dias atrás


  56. HighRiskGunman

    HighRiskGunman21 dia atrás

    6:09 uh yeah guess what asshole.

  57. Mike IRL

    Mike IRL22 dias atrás

    Why do we even have to vote on something like this? This should not even be an issue. If the politicians in power don't understand AND embody the fact that everybody deserves equal rights, then they shouldn't have been voted into office in the first fucking place.

  58. Adeen

    Adeen23 dias atrás

    7k elderly white males from mississippi dissliked this video

  59. CD

    CD24 dias atrás

    'or any other state',im all for equal rights but why the fuck should an amendment of the US constituition apply to all other states ,because that would undermine their soverignty

  60. Carl Madison

    Carl Madison27 dias atrás

    Men will sue for equal rights with respect to planned parenting. This amendment will cut both ways. Not an opponent of the amendment in theory, but the litany of frivolous lawsuits that will ultimately follow has the potential to alter the landscape in not so helpful ways. Clarity is key. The language it contains may need some revising.

  61. HitodamaKyrie

    HitodamaKyrie29 dias atrás

    15:00 I wish it could be Alabama. I was born and raised there. Which sadly is part of why I know it won't be. :(

  62. TubersAndPotatoes

    TubersAndPotatoesMês atrás

    5:22 John should try some good slow roasted BBQ to truly appreciate the time it takes to make something that tastes magical instead of just boiling everything the British way, or since it's only 5 seconds... blanching them.

  63. The thinking man

    The thinking manMês atrás

    Love Phyllis. She believed women were different from men. What a radical.

  64. C M

    C MMês atrás

    You mean privileges. We don't have actual rights. We have privileges. Something that can be taken away due to the whim of some figurehead pretending to be a leader, usually a religious idiot, are privileges.

  65. Mae Luna

    Mae LunaMês atrás

    wacdonalds!! yay inuyasha!

  66. DarkRoe The Nin-Bot

    DarkRoe The Nin-BotMês atrás

    Dear Virginia, I was born in your land, filled with hopes and dreams and-- HURRY THE FUDGE UP, THIS ISN'T THAT DIFFICULT.

  67. Daniel Reilly

    Daniel ReillyMês atrás

    WTF? I've always thought that the ERA was the law of the land. Christ, what century is the south living in?

  68. Josiah Spiess

    Josiah SpiessMês atrás

    OK, John, let's see if you can get the Left to actually start talking about the E.R.A. on a regular basis. Please, go for it. :)

  69. Hänsel Dämpfel

    Hänsel DämpfelMês atrás

    Don't you ruin the McRib for me mr Jamie Oliver!

  70. Squangel Nutz

    Squangel NutzMês atrás

    Abortion shouldn’t exist. He’s right

  71. LadyZubat

    LadyZubatMês atrás

    Oklahoman here: SPOLIER OKLAHOMA SUCKS! We will always be the last to do something so yeah that's not gonna happen lol

  72. Daniel Vasquez

    Daniel VasquezMês atrás

    Of course the south holds out and the women is in the kitchens

  73. Joe Cur

    Joe CurMês atrás

    Come on North Carolina...

  74. Alexander Bradley

    Alexander BradleyMês atrás

    So many issues with mixing up gender & sex. AHHHHHHH

  75. 5Oblivion

    5OblivionMês atrás

    It's depressing that literally every problem America experiences is down to one common denominator: *Republican Men.*

  76. Phillip Matawaran

    Phillip MatawaranMês atrás

    We need an ambitious political party that says equal opportunity to hit it and sex is what everyone needs. Also less hate and everyone needs a chance especially abortion which is life begins with in u life is life no ways around it

  77. That One Guy With The Face

    That One Guy With The FaceMês atrás

    I live in Oklahoma we won't be passing any equal rights anything here ANYTIME soon unfortunately... alot of people who have the influence to do so, are all sexist or racist or both.. mostly both. God's sake we were the last state to legalize tattooing if we were the last to do something as trivial as tattooing do you really think that we'd step up to the plate for something as important as equal rights? They are roughly In the same category just not the same genre. Only reason medical marijuana was passed here was because of the people getting enough signatures to actually get it on a ballot. That and pretty much everyone who isnt a politician smokes cannabis is Oklahoma lol