Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ERA again?


Liberal Democrats in the Senate and House plan to resume "the fight for women's equality" on Tuesday, when they reintroduce the Women's Equality Amendment.

Sens. Ted Kennedy (Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, both of New York, plan to join Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, in making the Tuesday afternoon announcement.

This time around, supporters say they hope "women will finally achieve official equality in America." But a conservative group said women's rights activists are "fighting old battles."

You have got to be kidding me. Do we really need to fight this unnecessary and irrelevant battle yet again?

"There is still a great deal of discrimination out there," Maloney argued, citing income disparity between men and women, gender-based "discriminatory clubs" and "gender-based hate crimes."

Discriminatory clubs? Gender-based hate crimes? What the hell is a gender-based hate crime, and when is the last time one happened? If I want to have a male-based social club, then I should be able to. I am not clamoring to bust into the all-female gym anytime soon. The label on this post will be especially fitting.