Comments on: We can haz ERA now? http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:47:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1314011 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 02:18:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1314011 It gets worse. According to a story coursing around on the news aggregators in the East this morning (I didn’t have a chance to read it closely as I had to travel all day), there is a “study” out there somewhere showing that husbands who do “her work” around the house get/have “less sex” (presumably intra-marital) than their counterparts who hole up in the garage or detached workshop building boats or assembling deer rifles. If that’s a “study” done at a proverbial “leading [public] university,” it would be interesting to FOIA the IRB file (can you do that?) and see how it got put together. What if it was a three-year national study and N=25?

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By: quixote http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1312021 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:48:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1312021 Let’s see. Young women are waxing their pubic hair to please boyfriends. At least among the young, we’re back to complete gender segregation in clothing: totally formfitting vs baggy. Women are still paid three quarters or less of what men are paid. Women work in near-equal numbers to men but still do most of the housework. Women are still raped, killed, beaten, and abused by men. And the ERA is no longer a long shot. Now it’s not even on the table.

Progress!

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1310359 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:17:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1310359 There is a political organization called ERA NOW:

http://www.equalrightsamendment.org/index.htm

Spread the word!

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By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1308902 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:30:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1308902 Would it be nice to have in the bank, as it were, in a country that worships the U.S. Constitution as holy writ?

Actually, it is the Constitution absent its amendments (well, except for the obvious one) that the degenerate fuckebagges you allude to worship as a fetish object. I doubt they would be particularly impressed with another amendment.

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By: Feminist Avatar http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1308898 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:29:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1308898 In Australian academia, ERA stands for ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ and is the system by which every two years our research is assessed and then our institutions ranked, and then state money distributed to the institutions (based on rank). As you can imagine, it is an administrative excercise that no one enjoys.

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By: koshembos http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1308701 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:56:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1308701 There is no constitutional, political and otherwise equality for everyone in our society because we are about 50-100 (arbitrary figures) years from the that obvious and needed goal. We are closer to practical slavery than anytime after Lincoln. If the political evolution will stay as it is, FDR’s, and LBJ’s, changes such as SS, Medicare, minimum wage and support for the poor have seen their hay days.

The country, its political system and even its liberal are reactionaries.

Lack of ERA is a tip of glacier.

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1308672 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:44:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1308672 According to all of my dude (and they are all dudes…both at my recently departed and imminent arrival departments) colleages, women have it just fine now. The playing field is totally level, they all totally dig the ladies, and just don’t see any evidence of sexism at all. Groovy!

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1308061 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:07:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1308061 lakegirlvintage has an (apparently) “game-used” yellow and purple sash from the July 9, 1978 March on Washington to extend the deadline for ratification of the amendment, held together by a button, for sale on the web for $125. My best, maybe only, memory of that day was thousands of buses streaming down the East Coast on I-95 stopping at the median section rest stops in Maryland. Men were not invisible on these buses, but of course gigantically in the minority, and women by the hundreds just stormed the restrooms, M & F–sometimes almost shrieking and laughing–with the authorities nowhere to be seen, prudently enough.

Congress did extend the deadline, as I remember, to no good end. I’ve heard arguments to the effect that states which ratified and didn’t withdraw are still in the bank as ratified. But that would doubtless precipitate another firefight with the party that wants to change the electoral college to give the side with fewer votes more power.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1308037 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:54:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1308037 Sigh. Yes, we need an ERA. The other reason there is no constituency to demand it is that we’ve been sufficiently successful that many of us are doing too much to organize for ourselves.

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By: Contingent Cassandra http://www.historiann.com/2013/01/28/we-can-haz-era-now/comment-page-1/#comment-1307930 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:05:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20488#comment-1307930 Sounds like a good idea to me. My brother stole my button to add to his political-button collection, but I think I’ve got my wallet card somewhere. . . .

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