Misogyny IS Hate Speech. Why We Need the Equal Rights Amendment
We study History to improve our lives in the present and future. The history of the Equal Rights Amendment & the failure of all 50 States to Ratify this important Legislation, has allowed the rampant growth of MISOGYNY.
This failure of the past has us in the present in 2019 struggling to get just one more state to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment into their State Constitution, bringing the total number of State Ratifications to the magic number of 38.
38 out of 50 States. Is that the best we can do as a Nation?
This failure to Ratify has given rise to unfettered, uncontrolled RAMPANT MISOGYNIST ATTITUDES towards WOMEN.
Misogyny is defined as "HATRED of WOMEN."
For validation of the sad FACT, all we have to do is turn on the TV & count the number of MISOGYNISTIC ATTACK ADs you see.
I would further point to the Foul, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE in Rap Music on Black Radio.
My most recent attempt to work in a Low-Income, predominantly Black neighborhood here in Houston was STUNINGLY "Ear-Opening" for me.
I have a very long history of "going there" to help, but this most recent Revelation of just how bad the SHEER HATRED OF WOMEN IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS GOTTEN, was stunning beyond belief.
I was subject to Daily VERBAL ASSAULT ON MY EARS as Rap Musicians screamed "Bitch, Bitch, Bitch! Shit. Fuck. Nigger."
It was FOUL.
It was INSULTING.
And quite frankly as a WHITE WOMAN, I was afraid to be there with the SHEER HATRED OF WOMEN ON DISPLAY.
This week, the House of Representative passed a Hate Speech Bill. Should WOMEN as a CLASS OF PEOPLE also be protected by this Legislation?
Misogyny is Hate Speech.