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Cara Delevingne shared a video on Instagram that shows why wage equality is so important. The message cuts deep and shows how wage inequality affects our county’s economic growth, poverty, and our national health.
And she continuously encourages her fans to move in a direction of awareness and activism.
The video she shared is a trailer for Heroica Films’ documentary Equal Means Equal. The film navigates the treatment of women in the United States today.
The film’s official description gives us chills:
“By following both real life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system.”
People often assume that gender discrimination and sexual inequality are phenomena of the past. But Lopez shows how present laws that claim to protect women are grossly inadequate.
The film presents “a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.”
The proposed amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing equal pay for women, was first introduced in 1923. It saw the most movement in the late 1970s, but by 1982, it stalled, and has gone nowhere since. That’s over 30 years that federal government has made no moves toward equality, which is not cool. We definitely agree with Cara that something must change!
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