Appearing on the congressional floor, “squad” member Ayanna Pressley argued that the constitution is “sexist by its very design.”
Making the case for H.J. Res 79, Pressley also tweeted “The Constitution is sexist by design. The year is 2020 & women in this country STILL aren’t considered equal to men in the eyes of the federal gov’t.
Tomorrow’s vote on HJ Res 79 is a vote to actualize the movements built on the backs of women. It’s a vote for equality”
Per Congress.gov, “This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. The amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.”
The Constitution is sexist by design. The year is 2020 & women in this country STILL aren't considered equal to men in the eyes of the federal gov't.
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) February 12, 2020
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