Equal Means Equal
January 5, 2019
Rappahannock Indivisible—We the People will show the film Equal Means Equal at their open meeting on January 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock in White Stone.
The film is, in the words of its producers, “an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today.”
Writer and director Kamala Lopez covers both significant legal cases and the life experiences of women to highlight how discriminatory attitudes influence all areas of a woman’s life, from workplace to home place.
Lopez makes clear that current laws do not truly protect women and that the only solution is the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
The film has led to the creation of an organization of the same name, whose first initiative is to focus on those states that have not yet passed the ERA, including Virginia. Lopez says, “Together, we can send a message loud and clear that our constitution doesn't guarantee equal rights for women — and that the government must do something about it ASAP.”
The meeting will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, at 366 James Wharf Road in White Stone, beginning at 7 p.m. As is true every month, the Fellowship allowing Rappahannock Indivisible to use its meeting room does not represent endorsement of candidates or positions taken by Rappahannock Indivisible.