It’s time to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

By leslieboyd

The ;logo for the documentary film. "Equal Means Equal."

The logo for the documentary film. “Equal Means Equal.”

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

–The Equal Rights Amendment

Did you know that women have no protections guaranteed to them by the US Constitution?

It’s true.

In fact, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia explained it very simply:

Interviewer: In 1868, when the 39th Congress was debating and ultimately proposing the 14th Amendment, I don’t think anybody would have thought that equal protection applied to sex discrimination, or certainly not to sexual orientation. So does that mean that we’ve gone off in error by applying the 14th Amendment to both?

Justice Scalia: Yes, yes. Sorry, to tell you that. … But, you know, if indeed the current society has come to different views, that’s fine. You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society. Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever thought that that’s what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that. If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey we have …read more

Source:: Letters From The Left

Mic Check Radio 01302016 Jackey Returns!

By Adam Hebert, Rob Pool, John Kendall, Kenny Pick The Bundy Militia has been busted, Planned Parenthood cleared, and American Taliban have been… themselves. Also, Adam reviews Kung Fu Panda 3, shares some tanuki fun facts, and a myth about Princess Mononoke is proven right. Finally, Adam, Rob and Kenny break down the Suicide Squad trailer, and welcome Jackey Neyman Jones back to the show. …read more


The Creative Nexus™ News: blog for 240216 & info on The Nexus Café

By Chasing Tao

Welcome to the Creative Nexus Café™
Season Two, [Ep004] of the Creative Nexus Café™:
Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. ET
(3:00 p.m. AT ~ 1:00 p.m. CT ~ 12:00 p.m. MT
~11:00 a.m. PT)

Link to BTR Player

Call-in to the café during showtime at: 619.924.0981,
or call toll free in the 48 contiguous states at: 877.598.1774

Sit back, relax, have a cup of coffee, tea, or chai and listen-in as Natasha and Roger,
once again, spin some interesting musical tracks that are interspersed with a few friends,
who will present their written, spoken word, and/or musical creations for you!
This Episode:

► A View from the Café’s Window on the World:
with Roger Allen Baut

► Time to Wake-UP folks!

…along with some contemplative music, and poetic cameos

► Something to Consider:
with Natasha Lynn Head

► Interview with Jamie Dedes,
“The Poet by Day,” founder of “The Bardo Group,”
founding/managing editor of “The BeZine.”

“We are a consolidation of two collaboratives, ‘The Bardo Group,’
and ‘Beguine Again,’ with the shared core values of peace, sustainability and social justice.”

Some of the music that is provided
in this episode is from Mevio’s Music …read more

Source:: The Creative Nexus