Sept. 15, 2021

Eff Equality

Eff Equality

Equality, Equity, and the Equal Rights Act: Kevin and Jaime discuss the perception of equality, why three sentences can be so hard to add to the US Constitution, and how equality isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Content Warning: Adult Language


Content Warnings: Adult Language

During this episode we discuss:

Equality, Equity, and the Equal Rights Act: these are a few quite contentious things. Kevin and Jaime discuss the common perception of equality, the importance of a definition, and why three sentences can be so hard to add to the US Constitution.

Your co hosts discuss the impact the Equal Rights Act would have on selective service and why it’s taken almost a century for the ERA to move as far as it has. Also on the docket for this episode: equal representation in popular fiction, in the legislative branch, and why sometimes it feels like a little change is a big change.

Their expertise in regards to equality, equity, and social norms? Everything they know is based on a bit of Googling, reading a few books, and otherwise is purely anecdotal.

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Reference Links:

Our coffee and common ground this week 

Kevin Coffee: https://www.califiafarms.com/collections/shop-all/products/xx-espresso-48oz

Jaime Coffee: https://beanbox.com/coffee/roast/longshoremans-daughter-coffee-bearded-lady/58 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Eff Equality References:

Equal Rights Amendment

What is the full text of the Equal Rights Amendment?

Section 1:  Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2: The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3: This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

Membership of the 117th Congress: A Profile

https://www.equalitynow.org/era_explainer 

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-u-s-population-by-race/

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/reports/2020/01/29/479917/equal-rights-amendment-need-know/ 

Demographics of the U.S. Military | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

Quotables:

“Notice the lack of commas.”

“We need to get the part where we just ignore stereotypical gender roles in warfare.”

“It goes to show sometimes something simple isn’t necessarily easy.”

“Common sense is not a common virtue”

“Society is a living organism made up of people. And those people’s ideas and the way things work is gonna change, because if it didn’t we’d all still be wearing tunics and halberds and using polearms”

“Feelings are so complicated.”

"Participatory democracy?” “Highly overrated.”

Share your common sense:

We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to stop by and let us know about your favorite beverage, tell us how your day is going, or let us know your thoughts on today’s topics. Does equality create a negative social image? Do you think there’s a difference between equity and equality? Is iced coffee superior to hot coffee?