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

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Herman Wilhelm
Herman Wilhelm - Timme sedan
I always thought it was law! My state signed it, that's why I thought it as law. This needs to be law.
Xamufam - 2 timmar sedan
no one is not equal to anyone
Michael JM
Michael JM - 4 timmar sedan
It has been proven unequivocally that there is no wage gap for equally qualified women with the same tenure in the same jobs. In fact in most cases the women make more than the men.
There is only a wage gap because men take the more dangerous jobs, and don't have the same gaps in employment for child care.
Anna Roig
Anna Roig - 4 timmar sedan
Pat Spearman is a fucking warrior for equality! #Alllivesmatter
Fraudulent Butter
Fraudulent Butter - 4 timmar sedan
What are your thoughts on the snake diet?
maithili pokle
maithili pokle - 6 timmar sedan
Hey can I get an email id to contact your show? I don't want to write what I want to write over here or on Facebook or Twitter.
Ember Reed
Ember Reed - 7 timmar sedan
Lol why would this have 6k dislikes wtf
Zkittlez The Weed
Zkittlez The Weed - 7 timmar sedan
As an Alabamian I must say 🤚 In the name of the Law
Maria False
Maria False - 8 timmar sedan
What about international org. abiding to ER, is WEST above those? This too, I learned today... all those speeches... pathetic! The lady that "got the chilling mf credits" for the 20 words (law should be written the shortest form poss. It's simple logic, really).. 2 the fig that was, but wasn't born with an "organ called right", (that is a matter of observation, matchA!) if you're meaning to DISCUSS (within your wholly position... that dignifies you for choosing it.. ) than do so.. do not call on PLAUSIBILITY.. (again, pathetic speech!)...
What about Sybil, Mary? Every day there's a new one, John.
( ?the ERA era journalist? Like urine n' the other one.)(didn't sm. S&M it? kamikaze?)
No hot dogs on this one fellas. (you're helping the "leave one out", and it's definitely a wrong pull, cause ONE doesn't care if IT-man is a boy or a girl or an OGRE-adult... like yourselves...)
Human misery is one word, concept (one world../..) EVIL. Caution on perpetuating it is left out at the breakfast table. (suit yourself!)
Yuki Ito
Yuki Ito - 8 timmar sedan
I don't have anything personal against judge Antonin Scalia but ruling out the new interpretation of a constitution amendment from over 100 years ago seems illogical at best.
Blair Elliott
Blair Elliott - 8 timmar sedan
"Men who swallowed a trapezoid."

I'm cackling!!!
Melissa Hall
Melissa Hall - 8 timmar sedan
As a female from Alabama this segment really makes me dislike my state. Yet again
Mohamed Ali
Mohamed Ali - 8 timmar sedan
I do not understand! that woman who opposed ERA's logic is this will lead to men and women to be treated absolutely equally!!!! and right after @6:51 John said, this is not what equal rights means, and it doesnt mean that everything has to end up exactly equal!!!!
if equal rights doesnt mean that everything has to end up exactly equal! then why would it be call equal rights?

if i am going throw a divorce i would want to keep my child, why would the wife be the one to take the child?? because she is a woman?? where's the equality in that.
let me explain if law give woman the right to keep the children because they are women, this law disadvantage men based on gender. unless john meant at 6:55 when he said law doesn't disadvantage "you", law doesn't disadvantage "women".
Equal rights should mean that everything has to end up exactly equal! otherwise it's not equal rights.
so you want an equal rights that gives women privilege of men and doesn't give men the privilege of women? there's a name for that feminism. so call it feminism rights instead of equal.
Evan Anderson
Evan Anderson - 9 timmar sedan
The south is god damned worthless. Bunch of inbred racist bible thumping misogynist dipshits make everyone who lives down there look retarded
Warrior of Light
Warrior of Light - 9 timmar sedan
what can men do these days that women can't? women can run for president hold the same jobs as men, vote there is a lot of women that make more money then I do. women have more power over men these days
Ian Carter
Ian Carter - 10 timmar sedan
Our world has seemed to forgot who actually gives birth, ain't a man..our species doesn't continue without them.
epicgamer2829 - 10 timmar sedan
I honestly can’t believe that someone who goes so deep into politics as John Oliver would mention the wage gap as a legitimate issue.
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood - 10 timmar sedan
John I’m full of shit oliver
xin shi
xin shi - 11 timmar sedan
As a yankee who has been living in Florida for the past couple years, I feel like its a lot less southern than many of the other southern states. Orlando, Tampa, Jax, and Miami don't really feel like southern cities- not like Atlanta does for example. Orlando is probably one of the most progressive cities I've been to honestly. I think it could be us. Fuck I hope it is. Kind of doubt it with the human shaped penises that are holding office though.
Meric Ekinci
Meric Ekinci - 12 timmar sedan
I am an unshaved bear. But i am farting.
Mike McKeen
Mike McKeen - 13 timmar sedan
Scalia was only a die hard originalist when it suited his conservative bent. One look at his decision in Heller v. DC would tell you he was quite happy to toss out more than a century of jurisprudence to read into the 2nd Amendment, something that was not there.
Ruth Rudin
Ruth Rudin - 13 timmar sedan
Mitch the Bitch let it expire by not allowing a vote(violence against women act)
Libertarian 7211
Libertarian 7211 - 13 timmar sedan
Here is the amendment we need:
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.”
Chris el Pez de Espacio
Chris el Pez de Espacio - 14 timmar sedan
based on phenotype...
Biosteampunk - 14 timmar sedan
"could it be one of the Carolinas," dammit, not again. Lumped in with south again, this is the civil war all over
Anxious.Anna26 - 14 timmar sedan
Mississippi’s flag tho🤭😩
M T - 14 timmar sedan
How inept can you keep accepting the Democrats of being, that for decades they cannot get ERA passed against conservative X-ism, that you still think they deserve your vote. They pretend to fight but are all playing Tug-O-War with a limp rope. Stop voting for $MONEY$ DemPublicans, working together against you. It is EASY. Taking $MONEY$? Don't vote for that one.
M T - 13 timmar sedan
@tess is hunting complex juxtaposition of ideas a little too much? Sorry. Dems not gooder than Repubs. Vote no money.
tess is hunting
tess is hunting - 14 timmar sedan
i just had a seizure trying to read that - jesus christ dude
Kevin Duggan
Kevin Duggan - 14 timmar sedan
John Oliver you should visit the USA it’s a nice place. I see you protesting In Hong Kong and its true all places in the world are horrible and America is very, very nice.
Mustard Seed
Mustard Seed - 15 timmar sedan
Thank you John!!!!!
Boi Beaner
Boi Beaner - 16 timmar sedan
What a surprise religious white fucks holding out on Progress... it’s simple woman and men may be different but we.... are... equallllllllllllllllllllll
Stephan - 17 timmar sedan
Now I want my state to do something right for once not only for the good of everyone but also to spite John.
-A Floridian
Beathe Bommel
Beathe Bommel - 17 timmar sedan
I'm German and spent 6 months in Alabama. People were so nice there but it's kinda shocking (and also a bit funny) how this state is always mentioned when it comes to the crappy stuff... XD
Albus Arthur Hollington
Albus Arthur Hollington - 17 timmar sedan
Things that are different can, by definition, NOT. BE. EQUAL!!!
Nachtkriecher - SWL - LoL
Nachtkriecher - SWL - LoL - 15 timmar sedan
That is such a massive fallacy that I am surprised you weren't crushed to death by uttering that nonsense.
Robyn Johnson
Robyn Johnson - 17 timmar sedan
As a woman living in Arkansas, I can assure you it won't be us either :(
WildAccusations - 18 timmar sedan
Can we get a download link for the 'Roasted!' sound fx please? Any file type will do, but I need it for my phone.
Science Recruit
Science Recruit - 18 timmar sedan
8:15 Christian Bale
Erick Kyle
Erick Kyle - 18 timmar sedan
Bro someone plzzzzzzz make a video with no sounds so we can all focus on how John Oliver moves his hands man for good minute I was hypnotized by the way he moves thoese gorgeous hands 😂😂😂😂😂 frfr is watch that video
Kamilla Gunzinger
Kamilla Gunzinger - 19 timmar sedan
Phyllis Schlafly's Math Time:
A divorce between a husband and wife.
Under ERA, each parent gets one child.
2 children.
Sorry child #3, we're sending you to the camp. It's the law now.
Kris Van Pelt
Kris Van Pelt - 8 timmar sedan
That's when you cut the third child in half and give one half to each parent.
Love It's Only Baby Scars
Love It's Only Baby Scars - 20 timmar sedan
I live in Mississippi and I doubt they would pass this bc they aren't the brightest.
Scott Jewett
Scott Jewett - 20 timmar sedan
Seems very telling that most of the states that haven't ratified the ERA are below the Mason-Dixon line...
Dragon1717 - 20 timmar sedan
People who were born in privilege always debate whether those of us who were not deserve equality" Ha Ha Ha! That's a good zinger in the oppression Olympics
Zappable Giraffe
Zappable Giraffe - 21 timme sedan
It was all perfectly good until you brought the wage gap into it
BOB SMITH - 21 timme sedan
I think the argument about women not having rights is BS. They like to use the "Men shouldn't make laws about women bodies." Yet fail to mention that women vote in those male politicians, as well as HALF of them don't want abortions. How about us men march in the streets talking about wanting rights to our bodies like not wanting the government to send us to a war to die? I would love that right, but we can't. Because if we did, it people would say we are sexist....... I would love the right not to get more jail time for the EXACT SAME CRIME as a woman..... There are things that both sexes have to do / or not have any control over and it sucks. That said, I don't hear a single mainstream politician, talk show, or news outlet talking about it without trying to find a way to spin it to make it seem not as bad as a woman issue.

I am a liberal who voted for Hillary (I rather have had Bernie), but this constant narrative being shoved down my throat that women are always the victim is just driving me away from the Democratic party that I have voted for all my life. I believe there is a slice of my party that is driving the narrative of it, and is rotting it from the inside.
PorQpine215 - 22 timmar sedan
south carolina wont do it :/
Ben Hpkt
Ben Hpkt - 22 timmar sedan
making fun of the MCRib???? Too far dude. unsubed.
Azure Kite
Azure Kite - 23 timmar sedan
Of course all of the states against it are on the south... other than mormon country and... Arizona?
Darth Obscurity
Darth Obscurity - 23 timmar sedan
Never realized what a an echo chamber your comment section is. Lmfao.
Darth Obscurity
Darth Obscurity - 23 timmar sedan
Reminds me of Fox News videos.
Daniel D
Daniel D - 23 timmar sedan
Fredich Nietzsche : Thus Spoke Zarathustra / The Tarantulas
29. The Tarantulas
Lo, this is the tarantula's den! Would'st thou see the tarantula itself? Here hangeth its web: touch this, so that it may tremble.
There cometh the tarantula willingly: Welcome, tarantula! Black on thy back is thy triangle and symbol; and I know also what is in thy soul.
Revenge is in thy soul: wherever thou bitest, there ariseth black scab; with revenge, thy poison maketh the soul giddy!
Thus do I speak unto you in parable, ye who make the soul giddy, ye preachers of equality! Tarantulas are ye unto me, and secretly revengeful ones!
But I will soon bring your hiding-places to the light: therefore do I laugh in your face my laughter of the height.
Therefore do I tear at your web, that your rage may lure you out of your den of lies, and that your revenge may leap forth from behind your word "justice."
Because, for man to be redeemed from revenge—that is for me the bridge to the highest hope, and a rainbow after long storms.
Otherwise, however, would the tarantulas have it. "Let it be very justice for the world to become full of the storms of our vengeance"—thus do they talk to one another.
"Vengeance will we use, and insult, against all who are not like us"—thus do the tarantula-hearts pledge themselves.
"And 'Will to Equality'—that itself shall henceforth be the name of virtue; and against all that hath power will we raise an outcry!"
Ye preachers of equality, the tyrant-frenzy of impotence crieth thus in you for "equality": your most secret tyrant-longings disguise themselves thus in virtue-words!
Fretted conceit and suppressed envy—perhaps your fathers' conceit and envy: in you break they forth as flame and frenzy of vengeance.
• I'mTonySceptical •
• I'mTonySceptical • - 23 timmar sedan
I live In Phoenix Az
Don't move here. Don't.
Maybe move to Phoenix maybe move to Flagstaff because it's colder but if I didn't know any better I'd say this City is hotter than the Surface of the sun. Yesterday, I woke up and it was 101 in my house. In my fucking House, I had a mini Desert.
SD501st - 4 timmar sedan
We had about the same temperature in Vienna, Austria last Saturday.
rosarybennett - 23 timmar sedan
Virginia tried in February. It failed to pass by one vote. Republicans cited it would make it harder to limit abortions and ban separate bathrooms. I live in Virginia and I'm so embarrassed that as a tax payer and the breadwinner of my family my own state refuses to acknowledge my worth as a person. If I'm basically less than a man, how about taking less of my money? If the trade off is sharing a bathroom, men are the ones facing a wall while I get to be in a stall. Since when did considering all sexes are equal in writing lead to us losing our common decency and common sense.
Maxim Gehlmann
Maxim Gehlmann - Dag sedan
Meanwhile in the Netherlands the ERA is basically our First Amendment, it only also adds bans on discrimination based on religion, political views, philosophy of life, race or any grounds whatsoever. Get on with it!
LordsofVoids - Dag sedan
Only individuals who owned property could vote back then. As in not all men could vote. Also the suffragettes did not want black women to get the vote it was just specifically white women. So from the very start feminism and the suffragettes were never about equality only Supremacy.
Milubee - Dag sedan
oh my god amreica please!!!!
Nate 23
Nate 23 - Dag sedan
We should just take Florida and push it somewhere else
I P S - Dag sedan
First off nothing wrong with Mississippi flag so get off it. Second off its your shithole country ya britt, that the reason that half the problems in this country exist! You forget july 4th 1776 we declared INDEPENDANCE from your country? Notice virtually no blacks in england???? Yet you caught and enslaved them and brought them here!! Thanks for that. King george fucked the people of america and we where left pick up the pieces!! We bailed your asses out of 2 wars, the only reason the kings language is still spoke in england and not german. So the only thing YOU should ever say about the usa is thanks. So enjoy your no free speech, no say in government, high tax, pussy people who wont fight terrorists, and the right to not own guns to fight back. Long live trump and God murder the useless queen!!
Dorel Doru
Dorel Doru - Dag sedan
Hypocrisy...how he only talks about the women-men binome as sexes while in every other video on similar topics he talks also about the lgbt community and so on. How could he forget exactly when talking about equal rights of the lgbt community. It seems really fishy to me. He purposefully didn't included the lgbt community in this discussion to convince as many people as possible that this ammendment would be a good thing. I liked his videos until now but I start to see more and more how hypocritical he is. Shame on you John Oliver for trying to manipulate people!
The Squirrel Army
The Squirrel Army - Dag sedan
Gosh darned history
TheZSquaredMusic - Dag sedan
I agree with this entirely, except for the comment about the “wage gap.”
How about we get more women doing things like electrician work and mechanical work on oil rigs?
I’d like to see fewer workplace deaths, of course, but can we stop pretending as though women just aren’t getting hired for the dangerous jobs that pay well. They’re generally not applying.
The “wage gap” is almost entirely caused by individual choices, and not discrimination.
corynardin - Dag sedan
The problem I have with Phyllis is that the passage of the era does not infringe on her right to be subservient in her household, but her opposition does infringe on every other woman's right to be counted as an equal. It's the same thing with gay rights, abortion rights, etc. If you find it morally objectionable to have an abortion, then don't have one.
Shak Pherze
Shak Pherze - Dag sedan
0:25 Is that the Wacdnald logo?
SouthwesternEagle - Dag sedan
I'm so thankful to live in Phoenix, Arizona! I've watched this state change *drastically* in the past 9 years, all in favor of justice. If we become State #38, then we basically force the sexist/racist Southeast to adopt equal rights! XD
chaosdevil150 - Dag sedan
Am I the only one who finds it ironic that a woman stopped women’s rights from being in the constitution.
chaosdevil150 - Dag sedan
I might use the trapezoid joke
Sean Brady
Sean Brady - Dag sedan
15:21 Florida that is a personal challenge. Get it done.
Martin ev
Martin ev - Dag sedan
hi John & team!
thanks for being best aat what you do!
for some reason youtube feeds shows me first your illegal copys...
i flag them as i go, but there appear new every week...
Dark Witty
Dark Witty - Dag sedan
illegal copies?
Michael Flack
Michael Flack - Dag sedan
Crazy part is people say standing for equal rights is a form of SJW/white night syndrome like its a bad thing for anyone to have something they stand for.
Yet in stating this, they are either standing for nothing (and are just mean spirited) or are also standing for something making them hypocrites.
But at the end of the day it comes down to a simple divide of those who work for their self interest vs those who work for the self interest of others (and even when talking of equal rights its easy to see people who want their rights given but will also be fighting the rights of another group at the same time)
Michael Flack
Michael Flack - Dag sedan
@Dark Witty to get to the jist of things, i was referring specifically to the individuals who throw around the label of SJW to anyone who is against their views. And yes it tends to be a with or against in many topics regardless of the shades of gray at play as inaction is as much a part of of the overall process as any action for or against. And in relation to cherry picking what we stand for and what we ignore, it may feel nice if we do so thinking others are wrong but most movements have a valid reason but like any people lead movement are prone to corruption. This means rather then hide from the issue supporting all ideals equally places a greater spotlight on how the ideal is managed. For instance affirmative action is more then just giving advantages to minority's its about creating equal footing for jobs (as mention some people do try to abuse this like any other movement, but most are genuine about the need for equality and not superiority) If for example we look to trump and compare his ability to be president to the average person we would find that given his same wealth and contacts most people could do a similar or better job. Now of course even i don't ever see such a equal playing field that the trumps of the world have to truly compete for anything in their lives but we can make things fairer across the middle range at least. And on one last note, when it comes to in equality of any kind as long as one group hold on t their justifications every other groups will be able to point out and say they too should be able to get away with their own form of inequality. That's why the rule of law only truly works when its blind to the individual and says all must follow the same rules.
Dark Witty
Dark Witty - Dag sedan
so in your view, if I dont stand up for the ERA, I'm either mean spirited, or a hypocrite. Wow. Talk about 'with us or against us' mentality. It isnt as simply as that in politics, and you know it. I dont oppose equal rights, but i do oppose any race or sex/gender gaining MORE rights than any other. So in other words, because I am for the ERA, but against Affirmative Action, this makes me a hypocrite right? because I'm against what affirmative action does for people simply based on the fact that they arent white. So I am for the ERA, which would be for the interest of everyone, and I'm against Affirmative Action, which would help to benefit myself to have a better chance of getting a job over my poc counterpart.
Jub Jub
Jub Jub - Dag sedan
Oh, Florida. Never change.
James Wall
James Wall - Dag sedan
Look at the Historical Events section and tell me you’re not confused.
pnosa - Dag sedan
Carlos Geli
Carlos Geli - Dag sedan
“Alabama, it definitely won’t be you”

nothing but the truth from Jonny boi hahaha
arjeliomas - 16 timmar sedan
It's Johnny boy. That's not Stewart, that Oliver.
YouTubeWatcher - Dag sedan
13:39 Thought of AriZona iced tea but apparently even that isn't from Arizona... :(

On another note, I think we also need to have a Green Amendment--we don't even have a constitutional right to clean air, water, and environment. https://forthegenerations.org/the-green-amendment/
G G - Dag sedan
Who else is waiting for this week's new episode to come out?
SomeGuyNamedJason - Dag sedan
Those McRodents were adorable.
sweetpeaz81 - Dag sedan
this was good until the lie that is the "wage gap" was brought up. such BS. shut it off at that point
jake k
jake k - Dag sedan
Nathaniel Soss
Nathaniel Soss - Dag sedan
Virginia what the fuck
Alarec Scarbrow
Alarec Scarbrow - Dag sedan
The Wage Gap is a non-issue that has been debunked to death.
MoonLight - Dag sedan
'Florida's one of the holdouts'
Noone: *is surprised*
trainwreck told ya
trainwreck told ya - Dag sedan
John Oliver you are washed up! Yesterdays news! Not funny! Move over for some real humor! You're a loser!
Lord Azriel Yotam Shefatya III
Abortion is murder, there are only 2 genders, capitalism is the only sustainable economic system, woman were created to serve man, climate change is irrelevant, an armed militia is necessary to sustain a free state and homosexuality is unnatural.

Now explain me why in Europe these are centrist views which are widely accepted but in America this is far right?
I'm European and quite culture shocked. I'm honestly searching an answer.
Sarah Coleman
Sarah Coleman - Dag sedan
"You have it set to M for Mini, but it should be set to W for Wumbo."
Barath Vedant
Barath Vedant - Dag sedan
I wonder if a fall from this height could kill me
David Harrington
David Harrington - Dag sedan
Phyllis S. is an old cunt.
David Harrington
David Harrington - Dag sedan
I think it was incredibly brave of that woman to express that opinion back in those days. Kudos to her Who is she???
Cci Cane
Cci Cane - Dag sedan
The ERA is desperately needed. Women should have the right to drive cars, hold jobs, and vote.
Rokibul Hasan
Rokibul Hasan - Dag sedan
OMG That Pig joke killed me 😂😂😂
J K - Dag sedan
I remember all this nastiness. It really is a wonder, after all this time, that I never drew arms and started shooting all Republican politicians over 50. At least Scalia is dead.
Swifta - Dag sedan
Hey John, could you please do a show about Tanzania political situation? I am sure you will find the content very interesting but most importantly it would save lives!
Pak RT
Pak RT - Dag sedan
The Red Sox bullpen ERA seriously needs a ratification
Jean Roadkill
Jean Roadkill - Dag sedan
such a cunt
Paula Lima
Paula Lima - Dag sedan
Charles Blanco
Charles Blanco - Dag sedan
Funny how a majority of the states not signing on to this ERA are the Bible belt idiots.
Derrick Martin
Derrick Martin - Dag sedan
In Mississippi's defense, no public university currently flies the state flag. That includes the flagship. We're coming along, slowly but surely. Lol
James Hancock
James Hancock - Dag sedan
I don’t believe men and women should have equal rights based on women being able to reproduce our species. I am not aware of the laws that benefit or hinder woman’s rights. However, to suggest women and men are equal, would be ignoring basis anatomy.
Guardian - Dag sedan
Lmao 🤣
N192K001 - Dag sedan
Well, that could suddenly throw women into the draft and/or result in such rage & indignation, the draft is repealed equally altogether. The last option seems perfect.
Wait, no reaction on Georgia's flag (a slight modification of the ACTUAL official flag legislated by the Confederate Congress, the 'Stars & Bars'), but full indignation at Mississippi's C.S.A. Army battle flag‽
arjeliomas - 16 timmar sedan
Time constraints. Can't do them all.
Proud American Wolcottist
"The system we have now, the mother gets both children, in most cases."
That is a case of Matriarchy, in which the ERA will help the men with.
Here's a good solution for the divorce: Split the children between both parents.
Kids get to see the father on Monday and Tuesday, the mother on Wendsday, the father on Thursday, the mother on Friday and Saturday, the father on Sunday, etc.
Dark Witty
Dark Witty - Dag sedan
while this sounds fair, I do think it would need to be situational based on the realities of the case at hand, to determine which of them is a fit parent, as well as any other factors that could affect custody. I know that is supposedly how our system works now, but it does seem to favor women over men by quite a margin, and i cant believe that many fathers are unfit or unwilling to take care of their young.
Silver1070 - Dag sedan
I live in alabama.... I am sorry
John S
John S - Dag sedan
John Oliver – Thank you for your entertaining and enlightening programming. Please consider a segment about the absurdity of corporate trademark protections. I’m appalled by Caterpillar’s actions against the small business, Cat & Cloud (Google Cat & Cloud Caterpillar).
That RyeGuy
That RyeGuy - Dag sedan
Wow. 6,000 people really hate women.
William Reffett
William Reffett - Dag sedan
Laugh my ass off I love the video and I live in Oregon so I definitely believe in equal rights but it's so hard for me to take this video with a straight face because everything has been taken from me being a man and everything is given to a woman in this state I lost my child to a woman who has already killed one of hers and to a court system that doesn't care about the Rights of a man anymore!!!
Lajavi Krelac
Lajavi Krelac - Dag sedan
Yeah all this is true and need to be corrected, but what about this URINE THERAPY that i hear more and more often??????? What's your opinion on that subject.........just saying.......your welcome.....