U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listen during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
When it comes to the so-called “Equal Rights Amendment”, Democratic women in the House including “the Squad” are fully on board with ratifying it. And for some, not just in a generally supportive way, but in a Code Red “if America doesn’t do this NOW then women will continue to live in shackles!” kind of way.
You may think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not far off the mark. Earlier this week, Squad member Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), took to the floor of the U.S. House to make a stunning declaration during her speech in support of waiving the deadline for states to ratify the ERA.
“The year is now 2020, and here we women are still in so many ways not fully free, still shackled,” she stated, asserting that the Constitution is “sexist by its very design” after spouting off debunked statistics about the mythical gender wage gap: