Equal Means Equal Film Showing

Documentary video by Director Kamala Lopez
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Sunday, February 18, 1:00-2:30 pm

The Equal Rights Amendment has never been ratified…women have no constitutional protection for equal rights. EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is a groundbreaking exploration of gender inequality in the USA featuring top women’s rights activists, leaders, and survivors. A brutal expose of a broken system, the film reignites the dialogue on full legal equality for all Americans.

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Director’s statement: What are noticeably and shockingly absent (from current laws) are the basic explicit human and civil rights protections that men are afforded by the Constitution. In case after case, the Supreme Court demurs on protecting women because they have no explicit Constitutional right to which to point. And despite our reliance on the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, Supreme Court Justice Antonin candidly shared his opinion that, “The Constitution does not protect women from sexual discrimination. No one ever thought that’s what it meant. No one ever voted for that.”

Read more at http://equalmeansequal.com