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Equal Means Equal - Women's Rights In America

Mar 9, 2016

 

Director Kamala Lopez

Sat. 3/12 12p on Women's Focus: Carol Boss talks with Kamala Lopez, the director of Equal Means Equal, a documentary on the status of women in America. 

The film tackles subjects such as pay disparity, sexual assault and domestic violence while also making the case for the Equal Rights Amendment.  Executive Producer of the film (and Academy Award- winning actress and activist), Patricia Arquette, says the film is living American history and the brutal reality about what's going on in this country in regards to women's rights. The Equal Rights Amendment was written in 1923 by Alice Paul.  It states, "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or any state on account of sex."  It is still, in the 21st century, awaiting ratification and inclusion in our Constitution.