Because, after 35 years, we’ve waited long enough….
Liberal Democrats in the Senate and House plan to resume “the fight for women’s equality” on Tuesday, when they reintroduce the Women’s Equality Amendment.
Sens. Ted Kennedy (Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, both of New York, plan to join Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, in making the Tuesday afternoon announcement…The proposed amendment would affect issues ranging from hiring and wages to restrictions on women serving in military combat units…
“It’s been a long, hard fight for women’s equality,” Maloney said Monday at the Women’s Equality Summit hosted by the National Council of Women’s Organizations in Washington, D.C.
“We’ve achieved a lot for women — even in my lifetime,” she said. “But we have not done enough.
“There is still a great deal of discrimination out there,” Maloney argued, citing income disparity between men and women, gender-based “discriminatory clubs” and “gender-based hate crimes.”
“Discrimination is real; it’s out there,” Maloney said. “They are constantly trying to roll [women’s rights] back.
“It’s never going to go away until we pass the women’s equality amendment,” she said.
Actually, I guess the wait has been since 1923. Congrats to the ‘Crats for bringing up this crucial and pressing issue.